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Doubled Revenue for BLIS Technologies

Mon, 25 May 2015 11:50:32 +1200 | BLIS Technologies

Following the release of a year-end result that shows a doubling of revenue to $2.631 million, and a loss slightly less than the previous year at $1.373 million, BLIS Technologies chief executive Barry Richardson said sales growth is set to continue.More >>

Budget 2015: Driving primary sector export growth

Sun, 24 May 2015 17:02:19 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government will invest $7.5 million over two years in developing key skills and systems to help boost exports across the primary sector, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says. This investment focuses on key initiatives that will help deliver ...More >>

Summit strengthens transport, trade and tourism links

Sun, 24 May 2015 11:59:23 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s global connections will be strengthened by its Presidency of the International Transport Forum (ITF) in Germany this week Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.More >>

NZ wool prices jump to multi-year high at auction

Fri, 22 May 2015 17:09:53 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand wool prices jumped to multi-year highs at auction even as the volume on offer rose 78 percent, amid strong demand from exporters. More >>

Weaker NZ Dollar Helps Wool Prices

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:24:30 +1200 | NZ Wool Services International Ltd

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s Marketing Executive, Mr Paul Steel advises that a weaker New Zealand dollar compared to the last sale on 14th May, kept prices high despite a significant increase in the rostered quantity. Steady ...More >>

New $16 per head arrival fee to hit travellers

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:40:53 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 21 (BusinessDesk) - Tourists and travellers arriving in New Zealand will face a $16 per head new border clearance levy from Jan. 1 next year to deal with fast-growing demands on customs and quarantine services.More >>

New Zealand innovators to venture into Southeast Asia

Tue, 19 May 2015 14:22:52 +1200 | Asia New Zealand Foundation

New Zealand innovators to venture into Southeast Asia Five of New Zealand’s top tech entrepreneurs will gain an introduction to a market of more than 620 million people on a forum run by the Asia New Zealand Foundation. The Foundation will take ...More >>

Unanswered Questions in Potential Govt. Tender Manipulation

Tue, 19 May 2015 09:51:09 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the new claims aired tonight on One News regarding the Saudi sheep scandal that the Government was apparently keeping the Saudi businessman, Hmood Al Khalaf, “in the loop” about the tender process, Taxpayers’ Union Executive ...More >>

Habitual Fix announces US franchise deal

Mon, 18 May 2015 15:03:41 +1200 | Hotwire

30 US stores and $6 million in franchise royalties expected during deal’s initial ten year term More >>

Milk New Zealand Holdings Ltd

Mon, 18 May 2015 10:32:24 +1200 | Milk New Zealand

The benefits of Chinese investment extend beyond the farm gate and into the New Zealand economy according to the CEO of Pengxin International, Gary Romano. More >>

NZ wool auction volumes set to climb 83% next week

Fri, 15 May 2015 15:22:30 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand wool auction volumes are set to increase 83 percent next week as farmers who had been holding out for better prices put their bales on the market.More >>

The latest good reason for dumping the monarchy

Fri, 15 May 2015 09:33:10 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

T he monarchy, the media and the masses is a threesome made in tabloid heaven, and it has seen a lot of action during this past month. The birth of Princess Charlotte, and then Prince Harry’s visit to New Zealand….To a quite embarrassing extent, ...More >>

TPP to live again in US Senate, but Congress a higher hurdle

Thu, 14 May 2015 11:58:11 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 14 (BusinessDesk) - US president Barack Obama will try again to get US Senate backing for a vote on 'fast-track' authority that he hopes will smooth the way to a deal on the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade and investment pact, ...More >>

Andrew Little's Pre-Budget Speech

Thu, 14 May 2015 11:13:28 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Only on rare occasions does a single budget have a profound effect on the economy, and on people’s lives. More >>

Silver’s Strong Fundamentals As JP Morgan Buys

Thu, 14 May 2015 09:52:23 +1200 | GoldCore

- Silver one of most undervalued assets in world today - Fundamentals for silver market very strong - Total demand for silver outweighed demand by almost 22% last year - Industrial demand set to surge as solar energy projects are expanded - Artificially ...More >>

Target Group signs new deal with Direct Money

Thu, 14 May 2015 09:41:39 +1200 | Target Group

Target Group signs new deal with Direct Money Target Group , the financial services outsourcing and software provider, has signed a multi- year deal to provide their omni-channel product and accounting solutions to Direct Money, the financial services ...More >>

U.S. Senate votes down TPP FastTrack bill:

Wed, 13 May 2015 16:15:08 +1200 | Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

“The conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal is now in doubt following the defeat in the US Senate of a proposal to advance the FastTrack Bill. The Fast Track Bill would prevent the U.S. Congress from amending the TPP, and instead ...More >>

Open Letter to the Hon. Tim Groser

Wed, 13 May 2015 11:41:33 +1200 | TPP Action Group

Open Letter to the Hon. Tim Groser, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee. More >>

Andrew Little on the 2015 Budget

Wed, 13 May 2015 10:22:41 +1200 | Francis Cook

Speaking to the Chamber of Commerce, the Labour opposition leader attacked the government’s approach to economic issues facing New Zealand. He said they have been “more than reckless in their complacency” and “the next week’s budget will do nothing ...More >>

IANZ Forges Closer Links with China

Mon, 11 May 2015 11:46:23 +1200 | IANZ

Economic and trade development between New Zealand and China is set to improve further following a new arrangement between the two countries’ accreditation organisations More >>


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