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Tackling money-laundering in NZ: More needs to be done

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:36:11 +1200 | RNZ

Opinion - Does the news that Auckland-based wealth-management company Denton Morrell may be caught up in a money-laundering controversy mean the reforms introduced following the Shewan Inquiry in 2016 didn't go far enough?More >>

Excitement over Commonwealth-wide free trade agreement

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:32:37 +1200 | RNZ

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters is talking up the prospect of a free trade agreement between all 53 commonwealth nations after discussions in London over the weekend.More >>

T&G Global to sell Kerikeri assets to Seeka

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:30:04 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 20 (BusinessDesk) - T&G Global will sell its Kerikeri-based kiwifruit orchards, packhouse facilities and assets to Seeka, New Zealand's biggest kiwifruit grower, in a deal worth around $40 million, the two said in a joint press release.More >>

Investigative journalists find suspicious foreign trusts

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:27:56 +1200 | Transparency International NZ

New Zealand remains vulnerable to the flow of illicit offshore assets. An Auckland company is caught up in an international money laundering controversy after it was identified helping to manage a network of New Zealand-registered companies and trusts ...More >>

MFAT used Thompson + Clark for security at TPP protest

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:22:36 +1200 | RNZ

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade used controversial firm Thompson + Clark to provide security services for the 2016 Trans Pacific Partnership signing in Auckland. More >>

On Thompson+ Clark, and Russia’s FIFA World Cup

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:12:00 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Daily, the coalition government keeps running into examples of the toxic legacy left behind by National – and just as regularly, even the simple fixes are proving stubbornly difficult to enact. Take the case of the security firm Thompson + Clark, which has ...More >>

Scales hunts for NZ agribusiness acquisitions

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:43:43 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 19 (BusinessDesk) - Scales Corp is eyeing potential agribusiness acquisitions that would fit well with its export apple business as the country's largest apple grower aims to become the foremost investor in and grower of New Zealand agribusiness.More >>

Why Fairtrade can help CHOGM build a true common wealth

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:22:28 +1200 | Fairtrade

Increasing trade between Commonwealth nations can lead to shared prosperity – but only if five key issues are prioritised. More >>

Ardern and May focus on trade and security threats

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:50:59 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Emerging threats to the global rules based system and international security issues featured in the first meeting between Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and British Prime Minister Theresa May in London today at No.10 Downing St .More >>

Cracking the Enigma Code (of NZ foreign policy)

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:45:25 +1200 | RNZ

Analysis - To outsiders New Zealand foreign policy must look like a riddle wrapped in a mystery, perhaps clear only to the enigmatic deputy Prime Minister and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.More >>

PM's Europe trip highlights delicate nature of trade agreeme

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:30:03 +1200 | RNZ

There was a time when New Zealand prime ministers made an annual pilgrimage to Europe, cap in hand, imploring incumbents of gilded palaces not to cut New Zealand's UK butter quota. Times have now changed - New Zealand is still talking trade but, judging by ...More >>

FTA with Europe well overdue

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:41:14 +1200 | NZ Europe Business Council

A Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and the European Union is a decade overdue. More >>

Progressive and inclusive growth - sharing the benefits

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:47:23 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Kia ora and thank you for the opportunity to join you here today. I am especially grateful to be hosted by FES. More >>

Trade and security challenges top agenda with Merkel

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:23:46 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern highlighted the deepening partnership between New Zealand and Germany following her meeting with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin today.More >>

Cluster theory has failed to take hold in NZ manufacturing

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:07:16 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) - Twenty-seven years after the Porter Project recommended New Zealand should pursue a "clusters" strategy to develop its manufacturing base, a government study of the manufacturing sector has found there are "few ...More >>

PM welcomes signal of support for European Union FTA

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:30:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she was greatly heartened by positive comments made today by President Macron of France for the proposed New Zealand European Free Trade Agreement (FTA) following their bilateral in Paris today.More >>

A2 shares rise on new distribution deal

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:28:08 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 16 (BusinessDesk) - A2 Milk Co has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Yuhan Corp in South Korea, more than a decade after an earlier foray into that country which ended in litigation. The milk marketing firm's shares rose 1.3 percent. More >>

Concerns around pressure from growing international tourism

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:32:47 +1200 | Angus and Associates

New research by Angus & Associates shows that while New Zealanders recognise the value of tourism, there is widely held concern that international visitors are putting too much pressure on the country. Ninety five percent of New Zealanders agree ...More >>

On the prevailing media narratives about the Govt coalition

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:07:15 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

The media reports the facts…. but that’s not the end of it, and nor should it be. It also marshals those facts and creates a story from them, usually one with a moral that’s implied or explicit. After six months though, it is still unclear ...More >>

Which of Labour’s trade policies will the PM pursue

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 18:28:50 +1200 | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘As the Prime Minister heads to Europe, with the proposed trade deals with the European Union and Britain at the top of her agenda, which of Labour’s trade policies she is going to pursue?’, asks Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey.More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
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