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NZ Inc’s Best of the Web: TPP

TPP talks have stalled this month but are set to resume later in August- NZ Inc has collected the best of the web on the latest developments. Andrew Robb over at the Sydney Morning Herald says given the collapse in negotiations last week, it’s crunch time for the TPPA. – Andrew Robb: It’s Crunch Time for the Trans-Pacific Partnership- Sydney …

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Fonterra risks missing the boat, again

By Keith Woodford – NZ Herald Dairy firm lacks people who understand the impact of new, disruptive technologies, writes Keith Woodford. The Chinese Government may like Fonterra but Chinese companies find Fonterra arrogant and difficult to deal with. There is no escaping that Fonterra’s path forward has to be closely linked to China. No one else needs and has the …

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And so it goes on …. 341 groups from 100+ countries call on WTO Members to Abandon Liberalization Push and Turnaround WTO Agenda

341 global civil society organizations – including development advocates, trade unions, farmers’ organizations, consumer and environmental groups from over 100 countries – sent a letter to WTO members today urging them to abandon the WTO expansion talks and instead focus on an urgent agenda to fix existing damaging rules in the WTO. July 31, 2015 is the date by which …

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China Markets Slump: The World Reacts – NZ INC’s Best of the Web

Wednesday July 8 The Guardian leads with Chinese stocks tumbling again after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s failure to mention the deepening market crisis in a statement on the economy. Li had said yesterday before the market opened that China had the confidence and ability to deal with challenges faced by its economy. But he had nothing to say about the …

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Greece Default: The World Reacts – NZ INC’s Best of the Web

Wednesday July 8: After an emergency eurozone leaders’ summit in Brussels, and as the eurozone prepares for a full EU summit on Sunday, there is enormous pressure on the Greek government as the country is on the verge of running out of money. There is also pressure on the other eurozone leaders, with the current situation deemed the most critical …

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Vale Craig Norgate (1965-2015)

As news of Craig Norgate’s sudden death rippled around the world –  friends, colleagues, and business partners took to social media to share their shock, grief, and war stories. Norgate was Fonterra’s first CEO and a galvanic business leader who died at just 50. NZ INC. checks in on some messages that paint a picture of this out-of-the-ordinary man. “He …

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WTO Secretariat Report on New Zealand – 5th review

“While the New Zealand economy has gathered momentum over the last few years, it faces important challenges, including high private foreign liabilities, slowing demand from some trading partners, volatile international commodity prices, a strong exchange rate, and a highly-indebted farm sector. Moreover, New Zealand’s labour productivity and income per capita continue to lag behind OECD averages.” – WTO Secretariat Executive …

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NZ US Partnership Forum: What’s next?

The NZ US Partnership Forum provided the opportunity to present recommendations for what should come next in the relationship between New Zealand and the United States. There was overwhelming support for New Zealand to lobby for entrepreneur visas, similar to the E-3 visas granted to Australians. New Zealand has a large pool of entrepreneurs that want to drive the creation …

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Tim Groser: The Future of Global Trade – US and NZ as Partners in the Asia Pacific: Completing the TPP Negotiation

Address by the Hon Tim Groser, Minister of Trade and Minister of Climate Change Issues: US/NZ Partnership Forum, Auckland 30 June 2015 I would like to thank our two co-chairs, the Hon Simon Power, Chair of the NZ-US Council and Stu Van Soyoc, President of the US-based counterpart organisation for assuming joint responsibility for the Partnership Forum. I think it …

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USNZ Partnership Forum opens in Auckland – Next generation focus

NZUS Council chairman Simon Power has welcomed delegates to the sixth United States New Zealand Partnership Forum opening this evening in Auckland. “I would like to formally welcome our guests to New Zealand for this event, and thank them for their attendance and support,” says Power. “This biennial event is an opportunity to bring together senior representatives of Government, academia, business …

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