What really happened at Auckland's TPP talks, export report sparks debate and more
Message from the executive director
There was much media and protester interest in Round 15 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations that took place in
Auckland from 3-12 December. What really happened? And what does this mean for the conclusion of negotiations? Find out here...
As we draw to the end of 2012, I wish you a safe and happy holiday season, and look forward to working with you further
to make 2013 a fantastic year for New Zealand exports.
Our Export report sparks debate
Great to see our "Lifting Export Performance"
report authored by NZIER appearing in articles and speeches around the country and sparking debate. This is the sort of
reaction we were hoping for. On example is this article that appeared in the NZ Herald.
It focuses on the question of how to keep high performing firms in NZ.
One of the other issues highlighted in the report that gained a lot of attention (such as this
) is the population debate.
How big should NZ's population be? The NZ Herald made that the poll of the day when the report was released. By the end
of the day there were 6,660 votes. The choices were stay the same (35% of votes) or increase to 5 million (did not count
that as that is pretty much business as usual). But if you added up the number that voted for an increase to 10 million,
15 million or any number, 40% of voters were in favour of growth. It's also interesting to note that Australia is
predicted to grow by 13 million by 2049 through fertility and net migration.
For all the talk about Germany’s financial exposure to Greece, it turns out that some German banks have a problem of
more titanic proportions — their vulnerability to the global shipping trade. More...
The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking public views on possible changes to the Horticulture Export Authority
The HEA provides a voluntary mechanism for horticulture industries to jointly fund and organise activities that support
successful exporting, such as quality assurance, promotion and marketing. More...
New Zealanders who need officially-verified documents for use in most countries can now get them issued electronically
through the e-Apostille service run by the Department of Internal Affairs’ Authentication Unit. More...
David Mahon of Mahon China Investment Management Ltd provides us with an insider's guide to developments in Chinese
politics, business and the economy. More...
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