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Q+A: Finance Minister Grant Robertson Interview

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 12:27:10 +1200 | TVNZ

‘I think what we are dealing with here is an issue around perception’ – Finance Minister Grant Robertson on business confidence In response to the latest business confidence survey from the Auckland Chamber of Commerce which suggests business confidence ...More >>

NZ-EU trade deal is economically and strategically important

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:02:09 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 21 (BusinessDesk) - European Union trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström says a trade deal with New Zealand is economically and strategically important for the massive European market in a world on the verge of a trade war.More >>

“Trade for All” in the EU NZ FTA Offers No New Direction

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:29:53 +1200 | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘As negotiations begin on the first free trade agreement that this Government has not inherited from National, Trade Minister David Parker will count his blessings that he can share the stage with the seemingly benign European Union’, says University ...More >>

Foreign farm buyer applications withdrawn triple in a year

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:27:23 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Foreign farm buyer applications withdrawn in the past 12 months have tripled, OIO figures show More >>

New Zealand and EU formally launch free trade talks

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:21:46 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon David Parker Minister for Trade and Export Growth 21 June 2018 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT New Zealand and EU formally launch free trade talks Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker and European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia ...More >>

Fonterra denies food safety issue for Chinese partner

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:16:26 +1200 | RNZ

Dairy giant Fonterra insists a new controversy involving partner company Beingmate is not an issue of food safety. More >>

Energy efficiency - coming to a home near you

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:52:17 +1200 | German-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce

German energy efficiency technologies are making a significant impact on the New Zealand building environment. More >>

Malmström and Parker launch NZ/EU Trade Deal

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:00:21 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Press Conference Multimedia: EU's Cecilia Malmström and NZ Trade Minister David Parker on Launch of NZ/EU Trade Negotiations.More >>

National welcomes formal launch of EU FTA talks

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:44:51 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National’s Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson Todd McClay has welcomed the formal launch of NZ-EU FTA negotiations and says its success will be judged on greatly improved access for our agricultural exporters to the EU market.More >>

EU and New Zealand launch trade negotiations

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:50:17 +1200 | Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

Today, in the New Zealand capital of Wellington, EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and New Zealand's Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker officially launched negotiations today for a comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement.More >>

Fonterra seeking more details over Beingmate licensing issue

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:41:41 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 20 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group wants more information from its Chinese partner Beingmate Baby & Child Food amid reports the infant formula firm didn't make sure product sourced from another supplier met its licensing conditions.More >>

NZ organic sector worth $600M, exports leading growth

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:22:23 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's organic sector has grown 30 percent over the past two years to an estimated value of $600 million, led by a 42 percent jump in organic exports, according to the latest market report published today.More >>

Comvita buys 20% stake in Uruguay's Apiter for US$6.25M

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:23:59 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Comvita said it has acquired 20 percent of Uruguay's Apiter for US$6.25 million and signed a long-term supply agreement to secure another source of propolis for sales into Asia.More >>

Gordon Campbell on tomorrow’s EU trade talks with NZ

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:29:31 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

O ne of the world’s most influential bureaucrats – the European Union’s Trade Commissioner Cecelia Malmstrom - will be in New Zealand tomorrow to launch the formal process of negotiating a bilateral trade pact between the EU and New Zealand. Malmstrom ...More >>

Record imports push current account deficit to 9-year high

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:49:39 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s seasonally adjusted current account deficit for the March 2018 quarter was $3 billion, Stats NZ said today. More >>

AVOCO urges grower caution as Mexico signals interest

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:40:55 +1200 | AVOCO

TAURANGA: June 19, 2018: Early moves by Mexico’s avocado producers to enter the Australasian market is a timely reminder about the benefits of supporting market development in Asia, says AVOCO.More >>

Post-Cab Press Conference 18/6/18: Peters In, Nurses Out

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:33:14 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Monday's post-cabinet press conference was held by Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, who was joined by Health Minister David Clark, to answer questions which focused on DHB nurse pay negotiations and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters.More >>

DOC changing its service to exporters

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:12:27 +1200 | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is making a change to a service it provides to businesses exporting deer and other animal products. More >>

NZ exporters commend economic reforms and changes in India

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:23:00 +1200 | India Trade Alliance

Building relationships and leveraging the opportunities that India and Indians present was the main talking point at the second talk in the series titled “Reimagining India New Zealand Relationship”. The event titled “Developing Economic and Foreign ...More >>

Creswell gets green light to increase water bottling 1,825%

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:09:07 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 14 (BusinessDesk) - The Whakatāne District Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council gave Creswell New Zealand a green light to increase its water bottling capacity by 1,825 percent, a move that could create as many as 237 new jobs. More >>

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