Milk production enters new stage of global competition

Cameron Bagrie –  Potential limitations to further expansion of milk production vary from country to country, but include availability of capital and suitable land, environmental restrictions, competition from alternative land uses and other enterprises, fragmented ownership with poor liquidity in the land market (which slows consolidation and the creation of scale) and a restrictive regulatory environment. It all comes back…

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Insurers identify top ten risks

Karl Deutschle –  Technological advances and changing customer behaviours are hitting the insurance industry hard and are reflected in the top 10 risks New Zealand insurers have identified in the latest report of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), ‘Exploring the insurance industry’s top risks: A New Zealand perspective.’ Change management, distribution channels, cyber risk, human talent and social change risks are all named…

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Relianz Forex opens its account in Wellington

Staff Reporter After six years of delivering its popular money transfer and money exchange services through six branches in Auckland, Relianz Forex launched its first branch in Wellington on August 21. The capital’s Indian and South Asian community had long been requesting the company to open a branch to avail of its well acknowledged customer service culture, business ethics, excellent…

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Job consultant sets foot into real estate market

People in Business A Correspondent – After working for more than a decade for Ministry of Social Development (MSD) Munish Bhatt has recently joined Barfoot & Thompson Dannemora as a Residential Sales Consultant. In his previous role with New Zealand government, he delivered the very best professional and personal services to his clients to help with their settlement and employment…

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India expands strategic space from South to West Asia

Talmiz Ahmad –  The terror assault on Mumbai in November 2008 fundamentally transformed the perception of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries relating to the political dynamics of South Asia. Till then, the GCC members were allies of Pakistan, with ties going back to the Cold War and solidified over the years through substantial defence co-operation and alignment of strategic positions.…

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