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Tripartite meeting speech: Guangzhou Mayor


Mayor Len Brown and Councillors Bill Cashmore and Denise Krum led a delegation of 43 Auckland businesses to the inaugural Tripartite Economic Alliance Summit in Los Angeles. “Auckland is New Zealand’s only global city and we are fast becoming a significant innovation hub in the Asia-Pacific region. The summit gives us the chance to …

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ikeGPS upbeat, despite missing FY15 revenue targets


Remote measurement software developer ikeGPS will miss its prospectus revenue targets for the 2015 financial year, but says that’s because sales of its new smartphone application, Spike, are running three months behind schedule and are expected to exceed targets. Eight months after listing on the NZX, the company also says …

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RBNZ appoints Conor English, Tony Caughey as external monetary policy advisers


New Zealand’s Reserve Bank, the independent body which sets the benchmark interest rate, has appointed Conor English, the younger brother of Finance Minister Bill English, as one of its part-time external monetary policy advisers. Conor English, chairman of Agribusiness New Zealand and the former chief executive of Federated Farmers, will …

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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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