Upgraded Closer Economic Partnership with Singapore effective tomorrow

Upgraded Closer Economic Partnership with Singapore effective tomorrow

New Year Gift will benefit travellers and businesses Sourced Content Wellington, January 31, 2019 New Zealanders will start to see the benefits of the upgraded Closer Economic Partnership (CEP) with Singapore from January 1, 2020, when the agreement comes into force. Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker said that the Agreement would open more opportunities for New Zealand companies looking…

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Two from the community on Queen’s New Year Honours List

Two from the community on Queen’s New Year Honours List

Venkat Raman Auckland, December 31, 2019 Two prominent members of the Indian community have been included in the Queen’s New Year Honours List for their distinguished services over the years. Jennifer Khan-Janif is being made Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for her services to the refugee and migrant communities, while Harjit Singh will receive a Queen’s…

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OECD asks India to improve fiscal administration

OECD asks India to improve fiscal administration

Venkat Raman Auckland, December 30, 2019 The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has asked the Indian government to establish an independent Fiscal Council and adopt measures to improve fiscal administration. The Paris-based 36-Member Organisation said in its December 2019 Report recommended that creation of the Fiscal Council should be accompanied by greater transparency on off-budget transactions and contingent…

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