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Mar 15, 2019

It's closer than you think

As the world's two largest economies engage in talks aimed at scaling back their trade dispute, New Zealand has reaffirmed its commitment to free trade. Last October, the country ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). With its large number of export-focused industries, New Zealand has had to be pragmatic about trade, given the size of its economy and its geographic distance to the world's largest markets. It was the first developed country to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with China, its largest trading partner followed by Japan and Korea.

New Zealand 2019 / Exporters of Expertise
Mar 15, 2019

NZ: The next frontier for Asian investment?

New Zealand's capital markets have become increasingly open to foreign investment. Owned by the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX), Smartshares is a pioneering provider of exchange traded funds (ETFs) that offers investors in Asia a cost-effective way to gain exposure to th...

New Zealand 2019 / Exporters of Expertise
Mar 15, 2019

Kiwi startup cleans up industrial sludge

Envied around the world for its clean and green surroundings, New Zealand's homegrown companies are exporting their knowledge and technology to solve pollution-related issues, and at the lead of this charge is Auckland-based start-up Aquafortus.

New Zealand 2019 / Exporters of Expertise
Mar 15, 2019

New Zealand shares tech-driven governance

Apart from the lush landscapes and natural beauty that draw thousands of tourists, New Zealand has gained global recognition for clean governance. The country is ranked No. 1 in the world for ease of doing business and transparency -in part because of the government's rea...

New Zealand 2019 / Exporters of Expertise
Mar 15, 2019

New Zealand : No longer a big investment secret

"Asian investors miss out on opportunities in New Zealand," said Royal Reed, founder, director and principal of Prestige Law, which helps Mandarin-speaking clients navigate the country's business and investment landscape. While New Zealand has promoted itself aggressi...

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