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Air NZ Cargo ExportNZ Auckland Award finalists announced

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:46:34 +1200 | ExportNZ

New Zealand’s reputation as a land of milk and honey lifestyle is underpinned by an increasing range of eclectic high value businesses epitomized by the finalists in the 2014 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards Auckland.More >>

Economic, Energy, Agricultural and Trade Issues: Swearing-In

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:44:13 +1200 | US State Department

Remarks from Charles H. Rivkin, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. More >>

Asia Region Funds Passport initiative progresses

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:47:51 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Commerce Minister Craig Foss today released a consultation paper on the Asia Region Funds Passport initiative, which will open up opportunities for cross-border offerings of managed funds.More >>

Imarda launches its global expansion

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:11:52 +1200 | Imarda

The location based fleet-management specialists Imarda Ltd have today embarked on the global expansion phase of their i360 platform, releasing the details of their first Franchisee Partnership with Imarda SA Technologies (Pty) Ltd – formerly Telematics ...More >>

Delegat’s founder Delegat to step back from daily operation

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:34:02 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 16 (BusinessDesk) – Jim Delegat, founder of Delegat’s Group, is stepping down from running the winemaker’s daily operations to focus on the company’s strategic direction. More >>

Low innovation and weak international connections

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:57:59 +1200 | Productivity Commission

Although productivity growth is picking up, New Zealand still has a large productivity gap compared to other OECD countries. More >>

Rio Tinto Wins 2013 Roger Award

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:56:14 +1200 | CAFCA

Sky City Casino Second, Chorus Third - The criteria for judging are by assessing the transnational (a corporation with 25% or more foreign ownership) that has the most negative impact in each or all of the following categories: economic dominance ...More >>

New pipe ban will increase harm to cannabis consumers

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:54:40 +1200 | National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana

The Government will increase harm by further restricting the sale, supply and importation of drug harm reduction equipment. “This National-led Government seems to be encouraging use of the more harmful synthetics over safer natural cannabis.More >>

UN Officials Seek Financing Of Sustainable Developement

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:43:45 +1200 | UN News

Even with a slow recovery from the economic and financial crisis under way, severe effects of the upheaval linger and serious risks remain, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson warned a high-level gathering of global finance institutions today, ...More >>

ITF signs memorandum of understanding with ACFTU

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:07:24 +1200 | ITF Press Officer

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the ACFTU, the All China Federation of Trade Unions, that commits both organisations to a process of dialogue and information sharing.More >>

Kiwi at risk ahead of CPI and Dairy auction

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:19:29 +1200 | CMC Markets

Wednesday poses as the key day for the NZD this week, with the release of an important data dump from China, the latest Online Dairy auction results, and Q1 CPI in New Zealand. Local traders have priced-in a 0.5% CPI increase for the March quarter, ...More >>

U.S.-Ukraine Economic and Finance Working Group

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:00:59 +1200 | US State Department

________________________________________ Yesterday, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Catherine Novelli met with Ukrainian Central Bank Governor Stepan Kubiv, Minister of Finance Oleksandr Shlapak, and Minister ...More >>

New American Reality: An Empire beyond Salvation

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:34:15 +1200 | Ramzy Baroud

US Secretary of State John Kerry couldn’t hide his frustration anymore as the US-sponsored peace process continued to falter. After 8 months of wrangling to push talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority forward, he admitted while in a visit to Morocco ...More >>

Syrian victory at London auction house & cultural protection

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:44:23 +1200 | Franklin Lamb

Over the past three years not many victories in Syria have been witnessed by this observer. Indeed some developments have even brought to mind Plutarch’s description of the Greek King Pyrrhus' defeat of the Roman legions some while back.More >>

Planning for her future

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:59:41 +1200 | University of Waikato

Making plans to move to the Waikato from South Africa after finishing high school was an obvious choice for Lana Kotze, since Hamilton happened to be a similar size to her hometown.More >>

NZ sawmillers to endure more pain as exporter margins shrink

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:18:20 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand timber companies, who have closed more than 40 sawmills in the past decade, are likely to face more pain as plants tied to the export trade face lower-cost Chinese mills, rising competition and a high kiwi dollar ...More >>

Wool Market Defies Dollar

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:15:59 +1200 | New Zealand Wool Services International

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s General Manager, Mr John Dawson reports that despite a resurgent New Zealand dollar the South Island offering of 11,500 bales saw most types range from firm to 3 percent dearer. Even with the strength ...More >>

Precautionary recalls announced for Toyota vehicles

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:24:34 +1200 | Toyota New Zealand

Toyota advises that a number of its New Zealand vehicles are affected by a series of precautionary global recalls. Toyota New Zealand General Manager Customer Services Spencer Morris stressed that the recalls are precautionary. There have been no reported ...More >>

Drugs, Security, and Latin America: The New Normal?

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 14:49:49 +1200 | US State Department

Ladies and gentlemen, it is indeed a pleasure to be back in Austin. As the Dean has suggested, I spent three years of my life at that fine academic institution, just across the street in that direction, and in fact it was my nearly three years at ...More >>

The Trillion Tonne Communiqué

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 09:48:18 +1200 | The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group

This Communiqué is a call from business for a policy response to the explicit scientific warnings of the risks posed by the continuing rise in atmospheric greenhouse gases. That response, driven by national actions, must be captured and enhanced through ...More >>

 

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