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2012 Articles

Mainfreight boss tips China acquisition

Mainfreight managing director Don Braid discusses his vision for an expanded presence in China, the possibility of future acquisitions within Asia and the realities New Zealand companies face when doing business in China. The full article and video are available from the NZ Herald here.

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Xenophobia and the Obstacles it presents to our Growth

China Business Summit 2012 By Brierley Penn “The debacle over the Crafar Farms must never happen again,” says David Mahon, of Mahon China Investment Management, who claimed it made New Zealand appear on the international stage as a, “small and bigoted country.” The sentiment appeared to be shared amongst the …

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Change at hand in China

By Brierley Penn China is at a tipping point and things will change for the better for businesses within weeks, according to Alan Carroll, executive chairman of Carroll Partners International, speaking at the China Business Summit this afternoon. Even in the last six weeks, the situation in China has changed. …

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Beijing Hollywood and its Potential for New Zealand

By Brierley Penn China’s growing importance in the film industry was a topic for hot discussion at the China Business Summit today. The market for movies in China is huge, and is an industry in which there is great potential for New Zealand to carve a unique niche said China …

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Forming New Friendships

By Brierley Penn Right now, New Zealand is in a strong position to export to China. However, a number of obstacles stand in the way of increasing our trade and improving relations with the growing nation. One of our faults lies in the fact that New Zealanders tend to take …

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Fonterra in China – Theo Spierings talks megatrends

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By Steve Hart Speaking at the inaugural China Business Summit, Theo Spierings, CEO of Fonterra – the world’s biggest dairy exporter – said a number of “megatrends” are starting to emerge in China. Global household incomes are forecast to rise by 50% between now and 2015; 350 million more people will live in …

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China Business Summit 2012


By Brierley Penn Newzealandinc.com has a strong presence at the inaugural China Business Summit being held at The Langham in Auckland today, run in partnership between NZ Inc Ltd. and the Auckland Chamber of Commerce. With a full and exciting programme ahead, the day begins with an opening address by …

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