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2018 – China Business


Inside: Bin Liu looks at China’s economic transformation Liam Dann on why there may be no meltdown Gabriel James looks at consumer confidence and blockchain Huawei leads next-gen digital push Michael Barnett on the prospects for SMEs Hong Kong – gateway to Asia

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2017 – Dynamic Business


Inside: Megatrends that matter The value of seizing the moment Leadership in a fast-changing future Profiting from new challenges Business Transformation  People at the core of innovation Constant change calls for agility The Deloitte Top 200 Awards The spirit of resilience Company of the year: The a2 Milk Company Chief …

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NZ Refining ekes out extra margin from recent upgrades


By Paul McBeth Oct. 22 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Refining, operator of the country’s only oil refinery, added an extra US cent to its margins from recent upgrades, and anticipates further gains from a bigger project to be completed next month. The Whangarei-based company has lifted margins 13 US cents …

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Australia’s response to financial system inquiry, making banks hold more capital, could drive up NZ interest rates


By Jonathan Underhill Oct. 22 (BusinessDesk) – The Australian government’s response to the financial system inquiry could drive up interest rates at New Zealand’s biggest lenders as their Australian parent banks seek higher returns because of the requirement that they hold more capital. The Australian Federal Government has largely accepted …

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GST laggards, wealthy migrants in tax department’s sights


By Pattrick Smellie Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) – The tax department is using big data analysis to “reliably predict customers who are highly unlikely to file GST returns on time” and try to help, while its investigators will be singling out “high-income individuals, in particular high-income new immigrants” for special attention …

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NZ Super Fund seeking more NZ investments where it has ‘hometown advantages’

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund is actively seeking new domestic investment opportunities where it believes it has “hometown advantages” but chief executive Adrian Orr said they’re difficult to find at the scale it needs. The NZ Super Fund’s 2014/2015 report released today shows it had $4.4 billion of its $29.54 billion portfolio …

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