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Markets & Economy

Investment Insights May 2019

Global markets recovered strongly from the steep declines in the last quarter of 2018, it has been one of the fastest ever market rebounds.

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Investment Insights February 2019

Global markets are off to a promising start this year. However, an equally impressive start to 2018 resulted in one of the worst years in a decade

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Investment Insights October 2018

This quarter Mercer’s funds benefited from the strong performance in the share markets, resulting in very strong returns over the past twelve months.

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KiwiSaver & Retirement

Less can be more

Some call it ‘downsizing’, others call it ‘rightsizing’; finding a place that is more suited to your needs.

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Volunteering matters

New Zealand is a nation of volunteers, with an estimated 1.2 million people volunteering 157 million hours annually.

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Pets are good for your health

The joy of having a pet is not news, with more than 2 million Kiwis sharing their home with at least one cat or dog.

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Investments

My balance is going down

Should I be concerned? In mid-October, global share markets went through another downturn before a moderate rebound over the next few days.

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ABC of useful terms

Glossary to help you increase your knowledge of terminology in the financial world. It is filled with the most common terms.

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10 Years After the GFC

With the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers upon us, it is instructive to look back and ask ourselves what we have learned

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Responsible Investments

Climate Pressure

Humanity has about a decade to avoid the worst effects of climate change, according to the latest report from the world’s leading body of climate change experts.

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10 of the world’s greenest destinations

From Singapore to Slovenia, here are 10 of the world's greenest places setting the pace for nurturing environmental and cultural sustainability.

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The shape of water

As the global population grows and climate change accelerates, resources will become scarce. We consider whether armed conflict over water is inevitable.

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Lifestyle

At work. At play. At Mercer.

In this behind-the-scenes interview we talk with Strategic Projects Manager, Sarah Barnaby, about life’s big decisions and why having clear goals and personalised advice is so important

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At work. At play. At Mercer.

In the first of a series of behind-the-scene interviews with people from Mercer, we talk to investment expert Philip Houghton-Brown about why he thinks taking absolutely no risk is a risky strategy

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Not your usual career path

Do you still remember when you were a little kid and someone asked you what you wanted to be? If you are looking for something unusual, you will find this list of jobs pretty interesting.

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