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Blue Star snaps up Geon labels unit out of receivership

Blue Star Group, the revitalised printing operation under new ownership, has bought a New Zealand labels unit from the receivers of ailing rival Geon Group. The sale was completed yesterday and will see the transfer of 38 Geon employees and their entitlements to Blue Star, receivers Andrew Greenfell and William Black of McGrathNicol said in a statement. No price was …

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Mexico, NZ commit to stronger trade relations – Statement

John Key tour - Mexico  Prime Minister John Key says he and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto have committed to strengthening the trade relationship between New Zealand and Mexico, following bilateral talks in Mexico City. “Mexico and New Zealand have shared a friendly relationship for 40 years. President Peña Nieto and I agreed the trade relationship between our two countries, …

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John Key – Speech to Mexican Institute for International Affairs

John Key tour - Mexico  Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s a pleasure to be here in Mexico. I’ve been here once before and have wanted to come back for some time, so it’s great to be here in this vibrant and energetic city. I’m looking forward to my first meeting with President Peña Nieto later today. And I’m pleased to be …

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NZ flags up in Mexico City as Nathan Guy sets scene for the PM’s visit

John Key tour - Mexico    Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy kicked off New Zealand’s profile-raising event in Mexico City early this morning (NZ time) with a strong pitch on what NZ has to offer Mexico’s agriculture sector and the importance of TPP to both countries. Guy – who had been up at 6am for an early morning run with NZTE’s …

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Latin American blog

On the Road  Going on the Prime Minister’s Latin American swing sounds glamorous (and in some parts it is). But you have to be seriously interested in New Zealand’s push to deepen its engagement with countries like Mexico, Columbia, Chile and Brazil to sign up for a 12 day trip: 15 separate flights, seven different hotels, multiple conferences and meetings …

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Fonterra to go ahead with Dutch cheese factory partnership

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, is going ahead with a plan to build a cheese plant and dairy ingredient factory in the north of the Netherlands with Dutch dairy firm A-ware Food Group. The dairy companies will develop a greenfield site in Heerenveen where A-ware will operate a cheese plant and Fonterra the ingredients unit alongside, Fonterra …

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Murdoch’s News Ltd to exits Sky TV stake in sale reported to be at discount

 Rupert Murdoch’s News Ltd is quitting its stake in pay-TV operator Sky Network Television in what’s expected to be a discounted sale, ahead of the global media group’s split along print and broadcasting lines later this year. Sky TV’s shares were halted after News said it will sell its 44 percent stake in the New Zealand firm in a placement …

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Diligent promises more diligence after options error; FY profit almost triples

Diligent Board Member Services, whose software helps directors to manage corporate governance information flows, is promising better board oversight after a review found an embarrassing oversight meaning executives got more options than they were entitled to. The mis-step tarnished an otherwise strong year operationally, with the New York-based and locally listed firm nearly tripling annual profit. Chairman David Liptak said …

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