International Trade

Understanding China

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin In its May/June 2021 issue, Harvard Business Review has four articles under the heading “Understanding China.” The articles help paint a different and more positive view of what China has achieved and explain some of its more promising prospects. The magazine’s Editor in Chief states; “The …

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Big in the EU: historic investment plan to relaunch the economy

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin We’ve learned to take economic forecast with a grain of salt. Especially when an exogenous phenomenon like a pandemic displays its effects with hard-to-predict geographic and time patterns. After the historic drop of GDP in 2020 (-6.1% in EU27, twice as much as New Zealand) the …

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New Zealand and Scandinavia – Two ends of the world that seem well suited for co-operation

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin The New Zealand Scandinavia Business Association (NZSBA) was founded 30 years ago, but the relations between the two goes back much further than that, with goods and services having been traded for over a hundred years. It is the purpose of NZSBA to continue this relationship …

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Carlos Menem: The playboy president who upset applecarts from Wall Street to Wellington

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin The only Argentine President to have paid a state visit to New Zealand is Carlos Saúl Menem who died this year on Saint Valentine’s Day in Buenos Aires, aged 90. New Zealand’s exemplary bi-lateral relationship with Argentina was kick-started by Menem’s 1998 state visit which, despite …

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Into the Breach

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin According to Economic Development NZ’s Dr David Wilson, New Zealand can emerge relatively unscathed from the COVID-19 pandemic if businesses focus on being connected, responsive, adaptive and fleet-footed in a joined-up NZ Inc. approach. Dr Wilson’s advice is particularly relevant for the export realm. As one …

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Welcome to Sweden

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin Geographically Sweden is one of the biggest countries in Europe with almost 100,000 lakes and over 200,000 islands, although less than 1000 of these are inhabited. Bordering Norway and Finland and connected to Denmark via a series of bridges, it sits at the centre of Scandinavia. …

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