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BNZ Bloomberg Markets Lab


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The Otago Business School BNZ Bloomberg Markets Lab provides students and faculty access to real-time and historical financial market data, news, and analysis.

Students have access to the same Bloomberg trading platform used by the world's leading investment companies, banks, corporations and government agencies.

It is one of the largest academic trading labs in New Zealand with 12 Bloomberg Professional terminals.

The lab offers students valuable experience by allowing them to use real-time data, including stocks, currencies, commodities, derivates, and news - improving data analysis and digital literacy skills. The Bloomberg Lab is used extensively in Investment, Behavioural Finance, Corporate Finance, and Banking courses.

Bloomberg's materials and analyses help students in doing assignments and honours and master's theses. Graduate students are available to assist with first-time log ins and training during semesters.

Bloomberg webinars are available to students to improve their skills on the terminals and participate in the Bloomberg Trading Challenge - a competition for student teams from Universities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Students graduate with a greater ability to compete for employment opportunities in the financial industry in roles such as financial analysts, portfolio managers, investment bankers, corporate finance managers, research analysts, investor relationship managers, corporate treasurers as they have experienced simulations of real-life scenarios in a trading room.

“Bloomberg Lab provides our students and faculty access to real-time and historical financial market data, news, and analysis. We use Bloomberg Lab extensively in various university courses, including Investment, Behavioural Finance, Corporate Finance, and Banking courses. Furthermore, Bloomberg's materials and analyses help students in doing assignments and honours and master's theses. The use of the Bloomberg Terminal is a major asset for students in the job market.”

Dr Muhammad A. Cheema
Director – BNZ Markets Bloomberg Lab

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Te Taura Takata

The ties that bind

To the south of the Octagon, the present-day Exchange area - with its rich tidal mudflats and the mouth of the Toitū stream - was an important tauraka waka (landing place) and mahika kai (food-gathering area) for Kāi Tahu. It was also the landing site for the Scottish settlers of 1848. For a time, this area became a pivotal site for Māori-Pākehā interaction and trade. The tauraka waka and the nearby Princes St Native Reserve were lost to Dunedin’s expansion after 1861, despite having been promised to Kāi Tahu. The legality of the settler claim to the area was challenged in court several times, and formed part of Kāi Tahu’s Treaty of Waitangi claim which was settled in 1998.

Te Taura Takata

Kai te toka o te tapawaru, te wāhi onāianei o te Wāhi hokohoko – me ōna koraha momona me te wahapū o te ākau o te Toitū. He nui whakaharahara te wāhi hai tauraka waka mō Kāi Tahu. He ūka hoki mō te takata pōra nō Kotimana o 1848. Nā wai rā, ko puawai tēnei wāhi hei wāhi honohono mō te iwi Māori me te iwi Pākehā mō te tūtakitaki me te hokohoko. Ko karo te tauraka waka me te whenua Māori o te Tiriti o Pirinihi ko rāhuitia i te rakiwhāwhātia o Ōtepoti taone whai muri i 1861. Ahakoa te ōati ki a Kāi Tahu. I whawhai tou te iwi ki rō kōti tae rā ānō ki te kerēmi ko tutukitia ki te tau 1998.

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Key features


The Bloomberg Excel add-in is a powerful tool that provides students with one-click data export features to download real-time and historical Bloomberg data into a Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet for analysis and calculations to create the same types of models that investment professionals use to make real-world business decisions.


Using Bloomberg's terminals, students can perform the active market analysis using real-time or historical data, compare different trading strategies, and analyse specific firms, industries and markets.


The Bloomberg terminals give access to market-moving news and stories as they break. This is the news that financial analysts and money managers rely on to stay informed and make financial decisions.

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Bloomberg Market Concepts Course

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is a self-paced e-learning financial markets certification course.

BMC consists of 4 modules:

  • Economic Indicators
  • Currencies
  • Fixed income
  • Equities

It takes approximately 8 hours to complete the program and is certified by the Chartered Financial Analysts.

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The University is grateful to the BNZ Markets for sponsoring the BNZ Bloomberg Markets Lab.

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