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TPP deal gives limited win for NZ dairy

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 03:51:04 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 6 (BusinessDesk) - Twelve Pacific Rim nations have reached a deal on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership in the American city of Atlanta, ending more than five years of negotiations to create the largest trade and investment pact since the Uruguay ...More >>

Investor State Arbitration and the TPPA

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 15:45:06 +1300 | Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of NZ

It looks likely that an agreement is imminent regarding the Trans Pacific Partnership. With it will come provisions to settle disputes between nation states and corporates. More >>

Monthly Economic Indicators September 2015

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 14:08:47 +1300 | New Zealand Treasury

The September Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) was published today on the Treasury Website at 2:00pm. The report provides a summary of recent economic events. More >>

NSSI offers encouraging vision for science

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 14:06:44 +1300 | Sir Peter Gluckman Chief Science Advisor

The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman is optimistic about the new National Statement of Science Investment (NSSI), but says increased funding will be needed to achieve its full potential. More >>

English to IMF and World Bank this week

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 14:04:12 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Bill English leaves for Mexico City tomorrow before carrying on to Lima ahead of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group’s annual meetings in his capacity as a Governor of both institutions. More >>

Peters: Circus or Soap Opera and Foreseen Circumstances

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 11:11:29 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The performance of the National led government resembles a unique blend of circus and soap opera. When there are major social and economic issues to be resolved – our future as a trading nation is at stake – the leadership is obsessed with pandas ...More >>

Fireworks importers and retailers need to follow rules

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:13:38 +1300 | Environmental Protection Authority

One month out from Guy Fawkes, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding importers and retailers of their obligations around the importation, sale and safe storage of fireworks.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the TPP countdown, & Mary Margaret O’Hara

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 09:39:37 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

While Australia and the US have reached agreement on the patent exclusivity term for biologics – the new drugs that have been one of the last sticking points on a TPP deal – this agreement has reportedly been rejected by both Chile and Peru, ...More >>

Patients deserve better than health as trade deal dead rat

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 09:23:45 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Patients deserve better than having their health system becoming a swallowed dead rat in trade deal More >>

PM John Key: TPP, Aussie Deportations, Syria

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 09:19:44 +1300 | The Nation

Key says Australia will back down on its policy of deporting Kiwis sentenced to at least a year in prison: “I don’t actually think the Australian position’s sustainable over the very long term”.More >>

Clark urges TPPA signing but we've had other poor deals

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 09:17:32 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on former PM Helen Clark to reveal details of the TPPA to the public. More >>

TPP talks: Robb should reject “death sentence” deal

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 09:15:12 +1300 | AFTINET

“The TPP negotiations in Atlanta, Georgia have been extended for a day in a desperate attempt to reach a deal. The US has delayed its offers on market access for sugar and dairy products until the last minute, and is now pressuring Australia to agree ...More >>

TPP talks delayed again

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 09:00:58 +1300 | AFTINET

“The extension of secret TPP talks into Sunday October 4 shows the US desperation to force a deal, despite fundamental differences remaining over medicines and access to US sugar and dairy markets,” Dr Patricia Ranald, Coordinator of the Australian ...More >>

SweeneyVesty wins GMR Campaign of the Year

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 08:52:06 +1300 | SweeneyVesty

Grand prize for campaign now awarded one gold, four silvers and a bronze in international competition More >>

TPPA ministerial extended another day

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 08:20:29 +1300 | Professor Jane Kelsey

Trade ministers desperate to conclude a Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) at their meeting in Atlanta have extended the conclusion of their talks for another day, according to Professor Jane Kelsey who is in monitoring the negotiations. Time ...More >>

Groser’s ‘ugly compromise’ in TPPA could cost New Zealanders

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 08:18:23 +1300 | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘We are told they may be close to reaching a final deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Atlanta, and longer monopolies for Big Pharma over biologic medicines is the final sticking point’, according to Professor Jane Kelsey, who is in touch ...More >>

The Nation 3/10/15: Key at the UN, GCSB, Richard Dawkins

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 17:27:08 +1300 | The Nation

Prime Minister John Key’s been on the world stage at the United Nations General Assembly, but what’s been achieved? 3News political reporter Tova O’Brien talks to him in New York about the TPP, the big powers facing off over Syria, and New Zealanders ...More >>

EU Delegation Newsletter 02 October 2015

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 17:07:43 +1300 | Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

UNGA agenda also included: Libya, Syria, Climate Change, the Refugee crisis and the Peace Process in Colombia. Listen to EU's High Representative Federica Mogherini speak at the Leaders Summit about countering ISIL and Violent ...More >>

Fiat Chrysler has best September sales since 20th century

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 13:48:56 +1300 | Fiat Chrysler NZ Limited

Fiat Chrysler has reported U.S. sales of 193,019 units last month, a 14 percent increase compared with sales in September 2014 (169,890 units), and the company’s best September sales since the year 2000. The Dodge, Jeep®, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each posted ...More >>

Federated Farmers' President praises WTO

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:17:13 +1300 | Federated Farmers

The last 20 years of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have provided an objective framework on which to base our international trade and seen the organisation provide great assistance to small countries like New Zealand.More >>


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