New Zealand consul general Leon Grice is looking to fatten the pipe between New Zealand and the West Coast of the US. James Robinson chews the fat.
Beware of ‘geeks’ bearing gifts; the Trans Pacific Partnership could let GE in through the back door.
Forrest Gump and I share at least one thing in common – popping up at historic moments.
Denmark, Finland, Israel, Singapore. All countries constantly extolled as examples for New Zealand to aspire to.
New Zealand businesses will get better access to an estimated US$1.6 trillion worth of overseas government contracts, or 2.64 percent of the world’s GDP, by joining the World Trade Organisation’s Government Procurement Agreement (GPA).
The essential message from G77 countries: we know how to manage our natural resource but have no plans to be curtailing expansion of our economies for the sake of the environment any time soon.
It is now up to the politicians to engage in any further horse-trading, before what looks like an inevitable endorsement of the document towards the end of this week.
The divide between developed North and developing South has always been a feature of international geopolitics and this is now more true than ever.
Auckland’s links to China were reinforced on Saturday with the signing of a statement of co-operation between the Beijing Investment Promotion Board (BIPB) and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED).
Many Kiwi primary producers have viewed China as the great land of opportunity as that country has progressively opened itself up to trade with the West. However, rising on the horizon is another economic star: India.