• RBNZ Policy Targets Agreement must reflect changes in ‘best practice’

    The Policy Targets Agreement (PTA) with the newly appointed Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler must have some serious revision say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). Wheeler was named as the Governor to replace Alan...

    • Posted June 28, 2012
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  • Cash Flow Crisis Crippling Christchurch Rebuild

    Christchurch businesses are struggling with a cash flow crisis that threatens to cripple the region’s efforts to rebuild according to Lock Finance, which has specialised in business financing since 1889 and has a significant number of Canterbury...

    • Posted June 27, 2012
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  • New Direction for Reserve Bank A Potential Boost for Small Business

    The selection of former World Bank managing director Graeme Wheeler as the new Reserve Bank governor could be an opportunity for the bank to take a new direction on interest rates, as research by MYOB suggests even...

    • Posted June 26, 2012
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  • Steven Joyce opens New Zealand Food Innovation Waikato

    PIC CAP: Minister Steven Joyce views the Technopak’s world-first packing technology inside the NZ Food Innovation Waikato plant; Dave Shute, Plant Manager (L) providing an explanation. Hamilton, New Zealand – Economic Development and Science and Innovation Minister, Steven...

    • Posted June 26, 2012
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  • Self-made man wins exporters’ champion award

    Forty years after starting out in business, self-made man Sir Ken Stevens has won the inaugural award, Exporters Champion for Exemplary Services to Export, at the Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Auckland Awards 2012. Award winners were...

    • Posted June 25, 2012
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  • Widening current account deficit needs policy attention

    A widening current account deficit needs Government policy attention say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). Statistics New Zealand released their Balance of Payments and International Investment Position for the March quarter this morning showing...

    • Posted June 20, 2012
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  • Techspan: NEW e-commerce website (v.05)

      Plastics and Printing Technologies supplier Techspan Group, have just released their new and improved e-commerce website for online shopping: The new Techspan Group e-commerce website is now live. The website has just undergone a facelift and...

    • Posted June 20, 2012
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  • Power of multilaterals

    Mexico’s bid to enter TPP negotiations demonstrates the power of multilateral trade deals, says ExportNZ. The Trans Pacific Partnership started life as a relatively small agreement between four disparate countries – Brunei, Chile, Singapore and New Zealand...

    • Posted June 20, 2012
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  • Business input invited on workplace safety review

    For the first time in 20 years the government is putting money into a wide-ranging review of New Zealand’s workplace health and safety system and Auckland businesses are being invited to have their say about it. The...

    • Posted June 19, 2012
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  • New business boosts service sector expansion

    Phil O’Reilly Increased levels of new business/orders is assisting service sector expansion, according to the latest BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI). The PSI for May was 56.8. This was almost identical to the April...

    • Posted June 18, 2012
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