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NZ wholesale trade rises for third quarter in December

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:14:00 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 6 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's wholesale trade grew for a third quarter in the final three months of 2014, with increased activity for apparel, pharmaceuticals and furniture leading the expansion.More >>

Mass collection of Pacific data affects Kiwi holidaymakers

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:28:44 +1300 | InternetNZ

The allegation that New Zealand has conducted mass data harvesting on its Pacific Island neighbours raises concerns about New Zealanders’ communications being collected, says InternetNZ.More >>

Villa Maria named fourth most admired wine brand in world

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 12:49:28 +1300 | Villa Maria Estate

Villa Maria named fourth most admired wine brand in the world and first in New Zealand. More >>

Opportunity for business to consider better Customs law

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:03:30 +1300 | PricewaterhouseCoopers

The New Zealand Customs Service recently undertook a major review of the Customs and Excise Act with the intention of creating a new piece of legislation that will be less prescriptive and more business friendly. Following this, a discussion paper ...More >>

Don't wait for FTA before acting on India: Kaushal

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:56:50 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Don't wait for FTA before acting on India, says India-NZ business council chair More >>

Finzsoft & Silverlake Axis Join Forces

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:30:19 +1300 | Finzsoft

Video: Silverlake Axis Group Executive Chairman, Goh Peng Ooi talks about why SAL is investing in Finzsoft More >>

NZ-India Business Summit – It’s Not Just Cricket

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:10:13 +1300 | INZBC

Some of India’s most senior and influential business people will be in Auckland on March 13 for the second investment summit to be hosted by the India-New Zealand Business Council. “While the Cricket World Cup is the reason we are holding the ...More >>

Asia popular with Kiwis as NZ hotel prices rise

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:59:15 +1300 | Hotels.com

New Zealand hotel rates rose by 5 per cent in 2014 while Asian hotel prices fell More >>

Weak global demand weighs on NZ sheep, cattle prices

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:38:26 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 3 (BusinessDesk) - Weakening demand in China and Europe, combined with the impact of a nine-month port strike on the US West Coast, have eroded farmgate prices for sheep and cattle, Silver Fern Farms says.More >>

ARANZ Geo celebrates a decade of 3D implicit modelling

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:41:33 +1300 | ARANZ Geo Limited

CHRISTCHURCH, NZ, 3 March, 2014 – ARANZ Geo, the developer of Leapfrog® 3D geological modelling solutions for the mining, hydrogeology and geothermal industries, is celebrating ten years of 3D implicit modelling with Leapfrog at PDAC, a leading mining investment ...More >>

Medicine affordability, public health at risk in TPP

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:22:43 +1300 | Public Health Association of Australia

A report released today by a large team of academics and non-government health organisations reveals that the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) poses risks to the health of Australians in areas such as provision of affordable medicines, tobacco and alcohol ...More >>

Brook Barrington, state sector veteran, named head of MFAT

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:21:13 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 3 (BusinessDesk) - Brook Barrington has been named chief executive of New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, returning to a department where he had worked for 20 years before taking on senior roles in Defence and Justice.More >>

NZ King Salmon Success to Feature at Symposium

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:20:45 +1300 | Queenstown Agribusiness Symposium

Aquaculture business, New Zealand King Salmon, will feature as one of the success stories at the second Queenstown Agribusiness Symposium this month. More >>

Importance of India highlighted by trade talks

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:20:37 +1300 | Grant Thornton

On the back of a further round of trade talks between New Zealand and India that were concluded last week, soaring Indian business confidence levels continue to underpin the importance of the world’s second biggest country to New Zealand.More >>

Magnetic milk – the lure of dairy investment down under

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:55:11 +1300 | Rabobank

In 2014 there was a flurry of inbound investment activity by Asian dairy companies, mostly from China, into the New Zealand and Australian dairy sectors. However Rabobank warns that ongoing growth in import requirements by Chinese and wider Asian dairy ...More >>

Monthly Economic Indicators February 2015

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:19:59 +1300 | New Zealand Treasury

The New Zealand economy is expected to grow strongly in the December quarter, supported by household demand. • Data suggest continued solid demand in the March quarter, although the drought is expected to have a negative impact. The inflation outlook ...More >>

NZ terms of trade fall 1.9% in 4th qtr

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:36:12 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ terms of trade fall 1.9% in 4th qtr, on falling prices for dairy exports More >>

Lower dairy prices continue to push down terms of trade

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:50:16 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

The merchandise (goods) terms of trade fell 1.9 percent in the December 2014 quarter, due to export prices falling and import prices rising, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the second consecutive fall in the terms of trade, following six increases ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the recent smackdown over Greece

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:41:45 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

There had been a fortnight of fevered buildup. Yet here we are in the aftermath of the February 28 showdown between the new Syriza government in Greece and the European Union “troika” and… no-one seems entirely sure what happened. Did the asteroid ...More >>

Solomon Islands Trade Policy Framework Endorsed

Sun, 1 Mar 2015 20:04:18 +1300 | Pacific Islands Forum

28 February 2015 Solomon Islands Trade Policy Framework Endorsed by the National Trade and Development Council More >>

 

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