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NZ’s rapport with China set to bloom in Trump era

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:05:43 +1300 | Massey University

New Zealand farmers may be miffed that Donald Trump’s presidency spells the end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and the opportunities it promised. More >>

Inauguration Day – Nothing Will Ever Be The Same Again

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:08:30 +1300 | Alastair Thompson

Over the past two months since his election the expanding clouds of chaos and uncertainty generated by the approaching Trump presidency have transfixed the world. More >>

Fonterra Welcomes Fresh Trade And Investment Discussions

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:12:48 +1300 | Fonterra

Fonterra has welcomed the announcement that New Zealand and Sri Lanka will progress discussions on new trade and investment opportunities, including the possibility of a FTA down the track. The announcement came today after a meeting between New ...More >>

Doing business in China - about relationships and subtleties

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:59:30 +1300 | Challenge Steel

New Zealand company director Annie Govan says two things are absolutely essential to doing business in China – building relationships and understanding the many subtleties that come with the Chinese culture.More >>

Future trade progressing with the UK

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:02:46 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay has said that New Zealand’s ongoing and future trade relationship with the United Kingdom is in good shape following agreement on the next steps for the newly established NZ-UK Trade Policy Dialogue.More >>

NZ and Sri Lanka discuss trade opportunities

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:32:45 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay has confirmed New Zealand and Sri Lanka will progress discussions on new trade and investment opportunities, which could include a Free Trade Agreement between the two countries.More >>

Gordon Campbell on Bill English, abroad

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:21:51 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

I f David Cameron was the closest thing John Key had to a political mentor, their successors also share a whole lot in common. Theresa May and Bill English were both propelled into the top jobs as the result of unexpected resignations, and without ...More >>

Suzuki Forges Ahead In Passenger And SUV Sales In NZ

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:57:12 +1300 | Suzuki New Zealand

Suzuki is making further sales advances in the New Zealand new motor vehicle market in both the compact sport utility (SUV) and compact passenger car category. More >>

Fonterra Poised for Significant Growth in Korean Market

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:49:36 +1300 | Fonterra

As New Zealand marks the one-year anniversary of its Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Korea, Fonterra Co-operative Group is gearing up to take advantage of huge potential for its dairy products there, particularly cheese.More >>

NZ, Israeli business relations seen as safe

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:55:50 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Soured diplomatic relations between New Zealand and Israel aren't expected to derail increasingly cosy business dealings between firms in the two nations. More >>

Fresh start needed for EU trade agreement

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:28:44 +1300 | Green Party

Bill English could use the opportunity of trade negotiations with the European Union (EU) to push for a new type of trade agreement that promotes sustainable economic development and helps create an economy that works for all New Zealanders, the Green ...More >>

Trade Minister to visit Middle East and Switzerland

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:37:28 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay will visit the State of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to press for a conclusion to the free trade negotiations between New Zealand and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).More >>

NZ commodity prices rise for eighth month, buoyed by dairy

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:33:44 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices rose in December, the eighth consecutive monthly gain, as dairy prices continued to improve. More >>

Pushpay's 3q update confirms 2017 ACMR and breakeven target

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:48:13 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Pushpay Holdings, the mobile payments app developer, says its annualised committed monthly revenue (ACMR) grew US$8.4 million in the December quarter, including US$1.1 million it made from acquiring US church app business ...More >>

NZ-EU Trade Deal in Deep Trouble

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 11:12:32 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First questions the priorities and sensibilities of the new Prime Minister about the proposed NZ-European ‘free trade’ deal after a stunning opinion from the European Court of Justice. More >>

PM to travel to Brussels, London and Berlin

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:41:34 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Bill English will travel to Brussels, London and Berlin next week to meet with leaders to discuss issues including trade and security. More >>

Ghana ratifies the Trade Facilitation Agreement

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 09:57:21 +1300 | World Trade Organisation

Ghana has ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), making it the 104th WTO member to do so. Only six more ratifications from members are needed to bring the TFA into force.More >>

Nominations for Director-General closed; Azevêdo confirmed

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 09:52:28 +1300 | World Trade Organisation

General Council Chairperson, Ambassador Harald Neple of Norway, informed WTO members on 4 January that no further nominations for the position of Director-General had been received by the deadline of 31 December 2016 and that the incumbent Director-General, ...More >>

Politicians split on extra test for dumping penalties

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:42:51 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Parliament's commerce select committee was split on a bill which seeks to introduce an additional test before anti-dumping penalties can be imposed, with opposition MPs opposed, in the run-up to a formal investigation into ...More >>

Reports of weakening Chinese yuan weigh on Australia

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 12:11:54 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained against its trans-Tasman counterpart as reports of a depreciating Chinese yuan weighed on investors' outlook for the Australian economy. More >>


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