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TruScreen posts annual loss, sees blue skies in China


TruScreen, the NZAX-listed cervical cancer test developer, posted a small loss in its first annual filing as a listed company and has lined up China to underpin growth having achieved regulatory approval and several supply deals in the world’s most populous nation. The Auckland-based company reported a loss of $692,000, …

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Former PM Jenny Shipley keen to leverage Boao Forum appointment


Former Prime Minister Jenny Shipley wants New Zealand firms to take advantage of her appointment to the board of the Boao Forum, which is made up of global political and commercial leaders, to seek business opportunities in Asia. Shipley was appointed to the board last month at the forum, which is focused …

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Pengxin steps up investment footprint with hotel investment


The acquisition of Kawarau Village  – including five star Hilton Hotel and 4.5 star Kawarau Hotel is Pengxin’s first investment in NZ tourism. After months preparation, Kawarau Hotel is rebranded as Double Tree Hotel, which is sub brand of Hilton Group. Near 100 people gathered to celebrate the opening of the …

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China Inside Out: Five macro themes for 2015 – HSBC

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HSBC has singled out five macro themes for 2015. With disinflationary pressure rising, we lower our GDP and inflation forecasts for 2015 and 2016. Beijing will likely step up policy easing to stabilise the economy. We also expect the pace of key reforms to accelerate Both economic activity and inflation data have …

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Minister opens NZ primary sector Shanghai office

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Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has officially opened the Shanghai office of Primary Collaboration New Zealand (PCNZ) – a coalition of New Zealand food and beverage companies pooling their expertise in China. Joyce, who is currently visiting Shanghai to foster business ties between New Zealand and China, says the new …

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Nuplex beefs up investment plans across Asia

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BusinessDesk  Nuplex Industries, the specialty chemicals manufacturer, is exploring more investment opportunities across Asia, having shifted its businesses away from the firm’s traditional markets in Australia and New Zealand.  The Auckland-based company officially opened a US$35 million plant in China’s Changshu, and is already considering expansion plans for the site, …

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NZ primary industry firms open Chinese marketing office

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BusinessDesk  A group of New Zealand primary sector firms has opened a joint marketing office in Shanghai, completing a three-year gestation to make life easier in breaking into the world’s second biggest economy.  Primary Collaboration New Zealand officially opened its office in one of China’s major cities yesterday in what chairman Andy Borland …

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KIWA Publishes Popular Cartoon Stories in China


Kiwa Digital Ltd (KIWA), a world leading production house for experiential digital books based in New Zealand, is to deliver interactive cartoon stories to mobile devices in China. In a breakthrough international publishing and licensing agreement with leading Chinese television company, Beijing Kaku Media, KIWA will bring popular children’s characters …

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