Challenges facing New Zealand banks

Editorial Two Issue 392 May 15, 2018 The appointment of a Royal Commission of Inquiry into some of the practices of Commercial banks in Australia has sent ripples of anxiety in New Zealand’s banking sector. The Royal Commission, appointed by the Australian government, is examining misleading and deceptive behaviour in the industry and the conduct which fell ‘below community standards…

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Editorial One – Issue 391 May 1, 2018

Another forward step towards Fiji One of the foremost events of significance that occurs at summits and conferences of world leaders is the opportunity that it creates for boosting bilateral relations and healing wounds caused by unfortunate developments. One such great opportunity for New Zealand and Fiji occurred in London on April 19, when the two respective Prime Ministers Jacinda…

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Editorial Two – Issue 391 May 1, 2018

Global efforts essential to tackle money-launderers Transparency International New Zealand Chief Executive Suzanne Snively has said that an Auckland company is caught up in an international money laundering controversy after it was identified helping to manage a network of New Zealand-registered companies and trusts for its secret clients. Her article that appears in this issue under Homelink, say that New…

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Editorial One

Issue 390 April 15, 2018 Former Minister’s arrogance astounding Former Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman will soon be forgotten, for the four-term Member of Parliament has quit politics, opting for a private sector job. There is nothing wrong in a politician’s move to call it day (although Dr Coleman’s exit just over six months after the general election would cost…

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Editorial Two

Issue 390 April 15, 2018 Fake marriages victimise genuine couples The ‘business’ of entering into matrimony to gain permanent resident status is a thriving industry in New Zealand but many are coming to grief and left in the lurch. Recruiting brides and grooms There is an equal mix of Indians from Fiji and India in the industry with members of…

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