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BUDGET 2013 COMMENT – Overly conservative, with a good deal of risk

Bill English has been too conservative in reigning in government expenditure.  If he were confronting a bleaker fiscal picture, like the Australian government, I predict he would have done better. Total government spending in New Zealand is down by $1.4 billion on last year. In Australia total taxes to GDP …

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Chileans quick to capitalize on John Key’s Latin American tour

Chilean Economy, Development and Tourism Minister Pablo Longueira is visiting New Zealand this week to carry out discussions on education, Māori economic development and tourism. Minister Longueira, who was invited to visit New Zealand by Prime Minister John Key during his recent Latin America trip, arrived today for a four-day …

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NZ and Brazil ramp up education cooperation

John Key tour - Brazil  Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the signing of an agreement which will see more Brazilian students studying in New Zealand, following a bilateral meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff today in Brasilia. Key says New Zealand’s reputation as a welcoming country with high-quality qualifications …

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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 …

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