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By: In-business Wellington  06-Dec-2011

In Business | Archive for Features

  • 6/09/11 •

    Tight economic times call for desperate measures – both honest and dishonest. Nina Fowler asks if fraud in New Zealand is on the rise and, if so, what can be done about it.

  • 6/09/11 •

    It’s been a decade since the popularisation of the term ‘BRIC’ to describe those that will hold the balance of economic power in the latter part of the 21st Century: Brazil, Russia, India and China. Katie Foley looks at New Zealand’s trade strategy with BRIC nations and what coming decades could look like with our first BRIC trading partner, China, and our likely second, Russia.

  • 6/09/11 •

    When the ground shook in February, Kiwis collectively took stock of lives and livelihoods. From Christchurch, Maria Scott looks at projected population movements and whether decreasing the centralisation of resources in our main centres may be a better approach to reconstruction.

  • 6/09/11 •

    Russia was “like a prison camp” when ex-New Zealand Ambassador to Russia, Stuart Prior, first visited in 1978. But over his extensive diplomatic career he has witnessed a sea-change in the way Russia is viewed by New Zealanders: from political threat to commercial opportunity. By Frances Cook.

  • 6/09/11 •

    IN-Business publisher Tim Collins met with diplomats, businessmen, academics and students in Moscow to talk Russian economic growth, free trade with New Zealand and corruption.

  • 6/09/11 •

    New Zealand companies are capitalising on Russian opportunities, writes Chris Wilson.

  • 6/09/11 •

    Lord of the Rings didn’t make a splash in Russia. While thousands of the film’s international fans travelled to its Kiwi locations, Russians are still unaware of New Zealand as a travel destination. In the leadup to the Rugby World Cup, tourism operators are determined to put Middle Earth on the map. By Chris Wilson

  • 6/09/11 •

    A train journey through Moscow reveals how Russians live on the other side of the tracks. NZTE’s Marcus Scoliège describes a country of contrasts.

  • 2/22/11 •

    Maria Scott talks to some successful New Zealand sport stars and asks whether sporting success translates into business success

  • 2/22/11 •

    Will 9 Hole golf turn out to be the golf version of cricket’s 20/20? and will sponsoring this new form of the game pay off?


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    In Business | Archive for In-Profile

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