A tough year ahead for some

Although some segments of the economy are beginning to show gradual signs of recovery, the New Year will continue to pose challenges for some businesses, especially small enterprises, an importer said. According to Global Marketing & Distributors (NZ) Limited Directors Surya Sharma and Dhirendra Nath, the New Zealand marketed is competitive and highly saturated with an increasing number of players.…

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Business is growing, so are challenges

As a Nation with little manufacturing activity, New Zealand’s businesses must depend on international trade for survival but the significance of importers, wholesalers and distributors cannot be overemphasised. While the Government battles with the problem of balance of payments frustrated by the widening gap between exports and imports, a large number of importers are constrained to cope with the challenge…

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Tenth Anniversary spirit adds spice to trendsetter

Commercial entities in general and Indian businesses in particular, consider Ashok Bhatia, the indefatigable Chairman & Managing Director of AB International as a man of few words that are seldom breached. “His vocabulary and dictionary do not carry words like, ‘Impossible,’ ‘Never,’ ‘Look somewhere else,’ and ‘Not interested.’ In fact, he will find ways and means of helping people, even…

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Importer marks milestone in quality service

The Import and Wholesale sector represents a certain resonance that not only characterises its businesses but also its varied players. A wide range of organisations, including commercial banks and financial institutions, shipping and forwarding companies, transportation and logistics firms and marketing experts combine their resources to make this important segment of the economy vibrant and successful. “The success of any…

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New Year brings promising prospects

After an extended period of nervous economic activity compounded by slow payment schedules and other depressing factors, the New Year holds promising prospects but most businesses are cautiously optimistic of increased sales, productivity and profitability. “Market feedback indicates that 2011 would be a better year, certainly more vibrant than the preceding two years,” says Nilesh Prakash, Director of the Auckland…

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A vital link in international trade

Shipping forms the cornerstone of international trade and the increasing need for faster and efficient movement of ships has witnessed the establishment of state-of-the-art port facilities and companies that provide personalised service. Auckland based Sailax Shipping & Freight has carved a niche for itself with comprehensive services including documentation, transshipment, warehouse and door-to-door delivery, meeting customer demand. Established in 2004,…

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Technology abets quality service

While personalised service forms the core of business growth in a fiercely competitive market, companies that subscribe to modern technology would have the advantage of speed, accuracy, efficiency and cost. UVL Customs & Freight is among such organisations, which continuously invest in the latest computer programmes and telecommunications technology to meet the evolving needs of the market. Managing Director Shammem…

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