Weekly Digest – 13 September 2023

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Political party leaders make pitches at business conference

At the BusinessNZ conference, political party leaders from National, Labour, and the Greens made their pitches to the business community.

Tourism leaders concerned about effects of under-investment in sector

Tourism leaders are worried that under-investment will affect the ability of local businesses to compete with other destinations internationally.

Buy now pay later schemes leaving young Kiwis ‘over-indebted’

New research by the Auckland University of Technology shows young adults are taking on dangerous amounts of debt through buy now pay later (BNPL) schemes like Afterpay and Laybuy.

NZ wins hard-fought victory over Canada in dairy trade dispute

It has taken New Zealand trade diplomats and lawyers 15 months and $750,000 to extract the ruling from the disputes panel of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, in the first such dispute within the new 12-nation multilateral trade grouping.

NZ trade delegation heads to China as its economy falters

A New Zealand trade delegation is headed to China, aiming to unearth new opportunities as its economy falters.

IMF report a timely wake-up call for NZ Inc

The release of the International Monetary Fund’s latest report on the state of the NZ economy was timely, but also made for some uncomfortable reading.

Investing in NZ’s trade ties with India crucial for exporters

Kirk Hope, CEO of BusinessNZ, believes that investing in New Zealand’s trade ties with India is essential for exporters.

One in four NZ export dollars earned by dairy

A new report on the New Zealand dairy industry highlights its crucial importance to the national economy as an export earner and job creator.

Enterprises worried about cost of doing business

The high cost of doing business is the stand-out issue for New Zealand businesses, according to the results of the Deloitte and Chapman Tripp Survey.

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