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TRADE AND THE VIRUS: UNITED WE STAND

TRADE AND THE VIRUS: UNITED WE STAND

Photo: First, do no harm - attributed to Hippocrates, 460-370 BC Economies need to fight the Covid-19 virus by standing together. Desperate times call for desperate measures, but not stupid ones.  The world faces an unprecedented challenge to human health and to...

Trade war – peace in our time?

Trade war – peace in our time?

The announcement of a ceasefire in the US/China trade war can be greeted with a sigh of relief by the international community but the agreement leaves a number of unanswered questions especially for New Zealand exporters. All eyes were on Washington this week as the...

Trade in 2019 – somewhere over the rainbow…

Trade in 2019 – somewhere over the rainbow…

The sky is definitely not blue for the global trading system.  Are these the worst of times? Perhaps.  Can they get better – who knows? In his annual report to the AGM of the NZ International Business Forum, Chair Malcolm Bailey writes: “Around the world New...

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