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Business Confidence Dips
Expensive Plane Parts
Scoop Opinion: Mirror Mirror On The Wall….
Analysis: Labour Government Has Not Increased Economic Risk
Scoop Is At The PM's Press Conference: Dover’s Replacement and Fiji Sanctions
Scoop Opinion: Another Looming World Oil Crisis ?
Scoop World: Mbeki On AIDS
Scoop World: Three Camp David Briefings
Scoop World: US World Cyberspace Policeman?
Fiji Swears In New President

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Waka Accidents Report

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Phil Goff And Helen Clark Talk Fiji

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Business Confidence Dips

- The latest business confidence survey shows business confidence at similar lows to the recession in 1998. However the agricultural sector, currently in an upswing, was not included in the survey. Business analysts, Deutsche Bank [1] , say the figures represent evidence that business confidence is gradually recovering.
REACTION
- BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE - Economic Risks Increasing - Business Roundtable [2]
- MANUFACTURERS FEDERATION - - Confidence Continues To Decline For Manufacturers [3]
- RODNEY HIDE - Cullen Remains “In Denial” [4]
- BILL ENGLISH - English: Falling confidence hurts families [5]
- RICHARD PREBBLE - It’s Easy To Restore Business Confidence [6]
- WARREN KYD - Serious warning signs for manufacturing [7]
...Meanwhile Michael Cullen Makes An Effort - Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen [8] says he is currently making a concerted effort to speak directly with business people around the country.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0007/S00079.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0007/S00082.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0007/S00080.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00262.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00261.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00258.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00265.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00255.htm


Expensive Plane Parts

- Pressure is on the Government to give the green light to a $445 million electronic upgrade for the Air Force Orions. In a feature article Green MP Keith Locke backgrounds the issues. See... Defence at crossroads as Project Sirius looms [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00264.htm


Scoop Opinion: Mirror Mirror On The Wall….

- “Last year, while in opposition, the Alliance website ran a poll asking us who the worst Minister in the Government was.” For the latest On the Right column from Mike Heine see... On The Right: Who Is The Worst Minister? [1] in the Politics wire.

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00068.htm


Analysis: Labour Government Has Not Increased Economic Risk

- It has been suggested that the policies of the new Government have increased the risk premium on NZ assets. However, it is difficult to find evidence of this. Writes David Planck for Deutsche Bank. See... 'Politics and NZ's risk premium' - Deutsche Bank [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0007/S00081.htm


Scoop Is At The PM's Press Conference: Dover’s Replacement and Fiji Sanctions

- Former Maori Affairs Minister Dover Samuels replacement was one of the main topics at the post cabinet press conference in Parliament today. The other was Fiji. For notes from the conference, see... Cabinet Presser: Week Ahead, Dover’s Replacement [1] and Cabinet Presser: The PM and Phil Goff On Fiji [2] in the Headlines wire. United's Peter Dunne, is unhappy with the announcements on Fiji. See... New Zealand Too Timid Over Fiji Sanctions [3] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00083.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00084.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00251.htm


Scoop Opinion: Another Looming World Oil Crisis ?

- Another Iraq-US crisis is looming. Russia is moving 50,000 troops to the Turkish border. Iraq has cut oil production by 500,000 barrels per day. Intelligence agencies are forecasting a China/Taiwan blockade, and the US elections are just four months ... See... Howard’s End: Global Situation Unstable [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00088.htm


Scoop World: Mbeki On AIDS

- President Of South Africa Thabo Mbeki, At The Opening Session Of The 13th International Aids Conference [1] , Durban, 9 July 2000.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00072.htm


Scoop World: Three Camp David Briefings

– White House spokesperson Joe Lockhart gives two more briefings about the Camp David Peace Conference between Palestine and Israel: One in the morning [1] , another in the afternoon [2] and one more the following morning [3] all in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00065.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00064.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00068.htm


Scoop World: US World Cyberspace Policeman?

- White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, in a speech today at the National Press Club, proposed important new measures to assure the security and trust of Americans in cyberspace. His speech emphasized the themes of updating law enforcement authorities ... See... Assuring Security and Trust in Cyberspace [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00066.htm


Fiji Swears In New President

- Ratu Josea Iloilo has officially been sworn in as Fiji's new President at a ceremony in Suva today. He replaces former president Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara who was deposed by George Speight’s armed coup in May. See... Fiji President sworn in [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00071.htm


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Waka Accidents Report

- The development of written safety guidelines for the safe operation of waka, including the appropriate use of buoyancy aids, was the key recommendation to emerge from the Maritime Safety Authority's investigation of three waka accidents. See... Waka Accidents Reports Released [1] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0007/S00037.htm


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