NZ to ban foreign buyers of existing homes

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ to ban foreign buyers of existing homes but says change would comply with TPP-11 Read more »

Thousands sign open letter to PM Ardern on TPPA11

Press Release – ActionStation

In just three days nearly 6,000 people have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urging her to put people and planet first in the upcoming TPPA negotiations in Vietnam. Today Jacinda responded, committing to do her utmost to push against … Read more »

Labour’s housing “ban” half-cooked

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Labours housing ban half-cooked The Labour Governments jury-rigged ban on selling houses to foreign buyers in a very strange announcement that raises many more questions than it answers, National Party Finance spokesperson Steven Joyce … Read more »

Europe puts labour, environmental standards on the table

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Europe wants to develop a new version of gold-plated trade deals in its negotiations with New Zealand and Australia to deliver tangible benefits for the general population as the tide goes out on globalisation. Read more »

Foreign speculators house ban

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign speculators house ban Foreign speculators will no longer be able to buy houses in New Zealand from early next year, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. We are determined to make it easier for Kiwis to buy their first home so we are stopping … Read more »

Labour risks being bulldozed on TPPA-11

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Labour risks being bulldozed on TPPA-11, ignoring own view that the deal lacks merit There is an imminent risk that trade ministry officials and the agriculture lobby will bulldoze of the new Labour-led government into taking a position on the Trans-Pacific … Read more »

Labour must address its own criticism of TPPA

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Labour must address its own criticism that the TPPA lacks evidence of benefits to NZ Before the new government can decide its position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), including whether it would genuinely boost exports and provide … Read more »

Q+A: Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern

Press Release – TVNZ

Jacinda Ardern: no point gloating about economic growth with high rates of homelessness and child poverty Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern told TVNZ 1s Q+A programme that her Government will be more proactive in intervening where the market is failing … Read more »

Informal APEC offers nimble trade opportunities: Bollard

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 5 (BusinessDesk) – The informality of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) gives nations greater freedom to navigate some of the thorny issues facing trading nations as the tide of globalisation goes out in some developed economies, … Read more »

B+LNZ and MIA concerned by reports of a EU-UK WTO quota deal

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

B+LNZ and MIA concerned by UK media reports of a EU-UK deal on WTO quotas Read more »

Integartion of Marine Insurance & Liability Mechanism

Press Release – Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Promoting the Integration of Marine Insurance And Liability Mechanisms into the Pacific Maritime Transport System Read more »

Investnow Acquires Rabodirect’s Managed Funds Product Line

Press Release – InvestNow

Wellington-based managed funds platform InvestNow has acquired the Managed Funds product line of RaboDirect, the specialist online savings business of Rabobank New Zealand Limited, following a robust vetting and selection process by Rabobank. Read more »

Chapman Tripp Acts on Beach Energy’s Au$1.5bn Acquisition

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp has been advising on the landmark AU$1.5bn trans-Tasman deal that will see Australasian oil and gas company Beach Energy acquire Lattice Energy, the conventional upstream oil and gas business of Origin Energy. Read more »

Final Settlement Completed With Shanghai Maling

Press Release – Silver Fern Farms

Dunedin 2 October 2017: Silver Fern Farms and Shanghai Maling have agreed the full and final subscription price of $260m in cash for the 50:50 partnership following the completion of the settlement date audit and all relevant adjustments. Read more »

Disputes Star for New Zealand named

Press Release – Russel McVeagh

Russell McVeagh board member and partner Sarah Armstrong has been named Disputes Star for New Zealand at last night’s third annual Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017. Read more »

Hyundai hand over keys to Young Viticulturist of the Year

Press Release – Young Viticulturist of the Year

Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2017, Tim Adams has just picked up his Hyundai Santa Fe Elite from their Head Offices in Auckland. Simon Hofmann, Head of Marketing Hyundai NZ handed over the keys to a delighted Tim. This was his premium prize for … Read more »

Just Transition principles must underpin the Future of Work

Press Release – International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, 26 September 2017 (ITUC OnLine): G7 Labour Ministers are meeting in Turin (29 September – 1 October) to address the Future of Work as global anxieties about jobs and rising inequality between the one per cent richest people and the rest of … Read more »

APEC Launches Micro Enterprise Trading Platform

Press Release – APEC

Singapore, 25 September 2017 APEC has introduced a new business-to-business platform for enabling cross-border trade among underrepresented but economically vital micro, small, and medium enterprises in the Asia-Pacific. Read more »

Solarcity selected as Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer

Press Release – SolarCity

21 September 2017 – New Zealand’s leading solar energy service company, solarcity, is pleased to announce it has been selected as a Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer. Read more »

Sovereign to be acquired by AIA Group Limited

Press Release – Sovereign

Sovereigns parent company, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), has today announced that it has agreed to sell its life insurance businesses in New Zealand (Sovereign) and Australia (CommInsure) to AIA Group Limited (AIA) for AUD $3.8 … Read more »

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