‘Stellar’ lineup for new WREDA Board

Press Release – Wellington City Council

The eight people selected to the inaugural Board of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) are a stellar lineup of New Zealand business, research and academic leaders. Read more »

NZ retail sales rise 1.5% in 3rd qtr, led by supermarkets

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand retail sales rose faster than expected in the third quarter, led by supermarkets and grocery stores, suggesting consumers haven’t been deterred by rising borrowing costs. The kiwi dollar rose after the figures were … Read more »

NZ services remain in expansion in October

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s services sector expansion slowed in October from a month earlier, as economic growth moderated from a rapid to a more sustainable pace. Read more »

Investment in R&D continues to slip

Press Release – Durning PR

New Zealands dwindling investment in research and development (R&D) has seen it slip down a world table of 34 countries to sit almost at the bottom, according to the recently released Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) survey. … Read more »

NZ expects to benefit from G20 commitment to lift growth

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand expects to benefit from commitments secured at the G20 Leaders Summit, from the worlds 20 biggest nations, to lift economic growth by an extra 2.1 percent by 2018. Read more »

World Week Ahead: Fed minutes, US housing data

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Minutes from last months US Federal Reserve meeting, corporate earnings from Target and Best Buy, and reports on the American housing market will help set the tone for Wall Street which continues to edge higher. Read more »

UPDATE: Global push to act on tax avoidance has wide support

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 16 (BusinessDesk) – There is broad global support for moves to curb international tax avoidance, New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English said on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane. Read more »

Global push against tax avoidance has broad support: English

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 16 (BusinessDesk) – There is broad global support for moves to curb international tax avoidance, New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English said on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane. Read more »

Patrick Gower interviews Prime Minister John Key

Press Release – The Nation

Check us out online , on Facebook or on Twitter . Tell us what you think at thenation@mediaworks.co.nz or text 3330. Read more »

John Key on TV One’s Q+A programme:

Press Release – TVNZ

Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand may get a dispensation on climate change targets because we produce dairy. Read more »

Dcanz Welcomes the NZ – Korea Free Trade Agreement

Press Release – DCANZ – Dairy Companies Association New Zealand

The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) has welcomed the successful conclusion of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between New Zealand and Korea. Read more »

Red meat sector welcomes conclusion of Korea FTA

Press Release – NZ Beef and Lamb

The recently-concluded free trade agreement (FTA) with Korea will provide a major boost for New Zealands red meat exports there, according to the chairmen of Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA). Read more »

Zespri welcomes Free Trade Agreement with South Korea

Press Release – Zespri

Zespri welcomes the announcement of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) deal with South Korea and the significant outcome that has been achieved for the kiwifruit industry. Read more »

Wine Industry Welcomes South Korea Trade Deal

Press Release – New Zealand Winegrowers

New Zealand Winegrowers has warmly welcomed the announcement of the conclusion of the free trade agreement between New Zealand and the Republic of Korea. Read more »

NZ–Korea Free Trade Agreement disappoints

Press Release – Deer Industry NZ

New Zealands deer industry is deeply disappointed in the reported outcome of the New ZealandKorea Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Read more »

Business Forum welcomes NZ Korea FTA

Press Release – NZ International Business Forum

The New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF) welcomes the much anticipated conclusion of the New Zealand Korea Free Trade Agreement. Read more »

RESEND: NZ inflation likely to revive with labour market

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand inflation, which unexpectedly fell to the bottom of the Reserve Bank’s target band in the third quarter, is likely to pick up again as pressures emerge in the labour market, Finance Minister Bill English said. Read more »

NZ inflation may pick up with labour market pressures

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand inflation, which unexpectedly fell to the bottom of the Reserve Bank’s target band in the third quarter, is likely to pick up again as pressures emerge in the labour market, Finance Minister Bill English said. Read more »

UPDATE: NZ, South Korea conclude free-trade agreement

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand and South Korea have concluded a free-trade agreement that’s expected to cut into export tariffs in the nation’s sixth-largest export market that currently run to about $230 million a year. Read more »

RESEND: New Zealand, South Korea conclude free-trade accord

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand and South Korea have concluded a free-trade agreement that’s expected to cut into export tariffs in the nation’s sixth-largest export market that currently run to about $230 million a year. Read more »

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