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Focus on trade strategy

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:49:10 +1300 | EMA

Today’s release of the Government’s Trade Agenda 2030 comes at an important time says the EMA. More >>

NZ's trade deficit narrows in February as dairy exports rise

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:24:59 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's trade deficit narrowed to $18 million in February but the annual trade deficit was the largest in nearly eight years. More >>

Focus on services & digital exports a boost for Wellington

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:15:25 +1300 | WREDA

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) welcomed the refreshed trade policy strategy Trade Agenda 2030 – Securing our place in the world, launched by the Prime Minister today.More >>

Auckland Mayor to hear stories of his city

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:03:36 +1300 | Public Service Association

Auckland’s public servants are at breaking point due to the housing crisis - and more than half of them plan to leave the city, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says.More >>

Zespri welcomes Government goal to reduce barriers to trade

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:41:37 +1300 | Zespri

Zespri supports the aims announced by the Government today to redouble efforts to expand New Zealand’s network of free trade agreements and improve access to markets for New Zealand exporters.More >>

$35.3m to support primary sector exporters

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:11:35 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Trade Minister Todd McClay have welcomed new funding of $35.3 million to help support our primary sector exporters succeed in overseas markets.More >>

$27m boost for MFAT resources

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:09:04 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay says an additional $27 million will be invested in improving access to international markets for New Zealand exporters and to help more of them succeed internationally.More >>

New NTB Clearing House to tackle trade barriers

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:04:30 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay says a new all-of-government approach to tackling non-tariff barriers (NTBs) imposed on our exporters will deliver real benefits to business. More >>

Prime Minister's Speech to International Business Forum

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:54:59 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Good morning. Can I start by thanking the International Business Forum and the Auckland Chamber of Commerce for hosting this event. More >>

Government to amend Racing Act 2003

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:45:36 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Racing Minister Nathan Guy has today announced plans to amend the Racing Act 2003 and enable the introduction of charges for offshore betting operators. More >>

No Place for Complacency

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:52:41 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the Reserve Bank’s OCR releases are masterpieces of misinformation, says New Zealand First Leader and MP For Northland, Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>

OCR Announcement - Canstar Comments

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:44:30 +1300 | Canstar

“After a flurry of increases in mortgage rates over the last quarter, recent weeks have seen a slowdown on this front. However, with lenders remaining reliant on overseas capital to fund their domestic mortgage book further rate increases cannot be ruled ...More >>

Value of international education breaks $100 million mark

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:32:42 +1300 | CEDA

The Economic Impact of International Education Report 2015/16 for Manawatū Whanganui has found the industry is now worth $100 million in foreign exchange earnings to the region.More >>

Govt failing business on R&D

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:28:50 +1300 | Green Party

22 March 2017   Govt failing business on R&D   The National Government’s research and development (R&D) strategy has failed, with a lower proportion of businesses nowengaging in R&D than when they took office, the Green Party ...More >>

How To Trade 29th March When Theresa May Triggers Brexit

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:22:05 +1300 | ThinkMarkets

It is all about trading the event and timing is very important when it comes to it. The 29th of March is the day when the British Prime Minister, Theresa May will invoke the Article 50 and the UK will be entered in divorce negotiations of leaving the ...More >>

$400m Huawei investment will create opportunities

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:45:27 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A major investment announced by Huawei today will support our efforts to build an innovative, world leading economy, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith say.More >>

OECD & Productivity Commission Report: The Missing Link

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:35:48 +1300 | NZ Manufacturers and Exporters Association

Today, the Productivity Commission published its final report on the Tertiary Sector. At the same time, the OECD Environmental Performance Review of New Zealand strongly highlighted the need for a fundamental change in our approach to building wealth ...More >>

Feds See Nothing New in OECD Environment Report

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:23:39 +1300 | Federated Farmers

The OECD’s report released today on New Zealand’s environmental progress tells us nothing we didn’t already know, Federated Farmers water spokesperson Chris Allen says.More >>

NZ log prices hit new record highs on buoyant demand

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:57:50 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - Buoyant New Zealand activity has pushed up local log prices to new record highs. More >>

Time for an economy that works for New Zealanders

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:50:46 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Nine years of inaction and complacency by National have left major holes in the economy that are being exploited at a cost to New Zealanders, says Labour Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.More >>


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