Business confidence is no self-fulfilling prophecy

Business confidence is no self-fulfilling prophecy

Radio New Zealand Auckland, August 28, 2018 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a Business Advisory Council with Air New Zealand’s Chief Executive as its Chair. Ms Ardern delivered a speech in Auckland aimed at directly addressing stubbornly low business confidence. Rather than the elephant in the room, she said, it was a huge, flashing neon sign. Building closer relationships…

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Study determines Corporate sustainability performance

Study determines Corporate sustainability performance

Supplied Content Auckland, August 28, 2018 Companies may be cherry-picking sustainability measures that make them look good, while huge variation in reported makes meaningful comparisons across firms impossible, a new international study shows. Researchers say their findings reinforce the call for minimum requirements for sustainability reporting, like those used in financial reporting. Following are the findings of Dr Ramona Zharfpeykan,…

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Prime Minister forms new Business Advisory Council

Prime Minister forms new Business Advisory Council

Auckland, August 28, 2018 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced the formation of the ‘Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council,’ with Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon as its chair, during a major speech delivered to the business community in Auckland today. Lofty goals The role of the Council will be to build closer relationships between Government and business, provide high-level…

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Keralites unite as the world helps victims of devastating floods

Keralites unite as the world helps victims of devastating floods

Michael Manjalloor Auckland, August 27, 2018 August 25 was the Harvest Festival of Malayalees, namely Onam. It is celebrated all over the world with the enthusiasm as once-in-a-year extravaganza. Unfortunately, the recent flood dampened the festivities. The Malayali community called off Onam celebrations all over the world but used the occasion to raise funds to help 1.35 million people who…

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