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McClay’s claims of economic gains from TPPA-11 discredited

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:00:48 +1200 | University of Auckland

Last month, trade minister Todd McClay claimed the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement minus the US (TPPA-11) could still ‘add $2.5 billion annually to our economy and eliminate costly tariffs – saving New Zealand companies $222 million each year’.More >>

TPP claims debunked by senior UN economist

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:24:00 +1200 | AFTINET

“A new economic study has completely undermined previous claims that the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement without access to the giant US market would still result in significant economic gains for the remaining 11 countries,” AFTINET Convener Dr ...More >>

Alliance buys Singapore marketer Goldkiwi to improve reach

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:56:10 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Alliance Group, New Zealand's second-largest meat cooperative, has bought Singapore-based marketing and sales company Goldkiwi Asia for an undisclosed amount.More >>

Pacific coffee and chocolate on show in Auckland this week

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:29:52 +1200 | Pacific Trade Invest

Coffee and chocolate products from five Pacific Island countries will be showcased at the fourth Chocolate & Coffee Show on Auckland’s waterfront this weekend. The show features all things related to chocolate and coffee. More >>

Freight being shifted off planes as fuel crisis worsens

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:20:31 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Freight being shifted off planes as fuel crisis worsens Export freight is being shifted off flights because of the Government’s failure to manage the risk of disruption to jet fuel supplies, says Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson Stuart Nash. ...More >>

NZ Tech Company DataTorque Wins in Barbados

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:06:38 +1200 | Data Torque

New Zealand technology business DataTorque has won the opportunity to help the Government of Barbados improve its tax efficiency with its Revenue Management System (RMS). More >>

Auckland Airport: is Foreign-Owned First Gas the Issue?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:57:12 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is asking if the debacle affecting Auckland Airport is a product of underinvestment by the pipelines’ overseas owned maintainer, First Gas Limited. More >>

Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence debut

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:09:25 +1200 | Joint Press Release

Three new centres dedicated to supporting New Zealand businesses to enhance their engagement with key areas of the Asia-Pacific will be showcased at a forthcoming exporters’ conference.More >>

McClay says jobs at the heart of Latin American trade deal

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:37:30 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay says a trade agreement with Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru could be worth 10,000 jobs to provincial New Zealand and will give Kiwis unprecedented access to fast-growing Latin American markets.More >>

NZ lamb exports to UK drop to record low in August

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:33:07 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand lamb exporters are eschewing the weak UK market in favour of other more lucrative trading destinations, pushing the volume of meat sent to what was once the nation's biggest export market to a record low last month, ...More >>

Contract for Singapore Interoperability solution

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:41:26 +1200 | Orion Health

Auckland, New Zealand – Orion Health™ (OHE:NZX/ASX) has signed a five-year a contract with Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), the health technology agency for Singapore, for the delivery of a Singapore-wide deployment of a Healthcare ...More >>

NZCATA Young Associates Launch Investment Forum

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:17:17 +1200 | NZCTA Young Associates

AUCKLAND, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 - New Zealand China Trade Association Young Associates (NZCTA YA) in collaboration with New Zealand Shareholders’ Association will be holding an investment forum: “Buy a Piece of a Company”. The Forum is on the ...More >>

Secret TPP talks smack of desperation from National

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:55:05 +1200 | Green Party

Secret TPP talks smack of desperation from National National’s last minute ditch to get the Trans Pacific Partnership 11 agreement across the line just a day before the general election smacks of desperation, the Green Party said today. The comments ...More >>

APEC guidance for ethical third-party relationships

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:00:15 +1200 | Medical Technology Association of New Zealand

MTANZ welcomes APEC guidance for ethical third-party relationships and progress toward Vietnam Code of Ethics More >>

Asia Pacific aviation growth presents training opportunities

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:39:00 +1200 | Aviation New Zealand

‘Reports released internationally in recent months about the growth in Asia Pacific aviation suggest that our aviation training sector has a bright future’, said Aviation NZ Chief Executive, John Nicholson.More >>

McClay upbeat about progress on FTA front with EU

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:42:47 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 14 (BusinessDesk) - Trade Minister Todd McClay is upbeat after European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said he wants to ink a free-trade agreement with New Zealand by October 2019, but acknowledged it will be a challenge. More >>

Three-point plan to add value to NZ lamb exports

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:23:46 +1200 | Rabobank

New Zealand needs to increase investment in value-adding to its lamb exports, in the face of growing competition and changing dynamics in major markets, according to a new industry report. More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s Mickey Mouse policies on trade

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:37:06 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

S upposedly, trade is war by other means, and the rationale for it seems just as empty-headed. Once again, the free trade = good mantra was taken as a patriotic given in this morning’s RNZ interview with Trade Minister Todd McClay . Apparently, the ...More >>

Kiwi buggy company breaks into new market with Thailand

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:59:50 +1200 | Phil and Ted's

A full range of New Zealand baby gear is now available in Thailand, after the award-winning brands, phil&teds and Mountain Buggy, successfully entered the market. More >>

NZ Company named in top 3 best eSignature software solutions

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:05:20 +1200 | Secured Signing

Auckland, 13 September 2017 - New Zealand company, Secured Signing has been named in the top 3 best electronic signature solutions currently on the global market. Adam Marshall from Tech Radar Pro describes Secured Signing as “one-stop digital ...More >>

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