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Squawk on the Road: New Zealand

  • Digital Creature Creations Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 6:19 AM ET

    Do you remember the bug scene in King Kong (the 2005 version) where the heroes get dumped by Kong into the bottom of a ravine filled giant insects?  Well, one of those creepy crawlies might just have been a weta.

  • TPG Is Looking at NZ Sky City's Books Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 1:01 AM ET

    U.S. private equity firm TPG is examining the books of New Zealand casino operator Sky City Entertainment Group, sources familiar with the matter said Friday, with any bid seen worth over US$2 billion.

  • The Business of Kiwi Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 8:04 PM ET
    AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian

    Ask any New Zealander, better known as Kiwis, -- what is ugly as sin and tasty as hell? -- and the response you will get is a kiwi!

  • Reinventing New Zealand Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 7:59 PM ET

    New Zealand has set its sights on reinventing itself into a "weightless economy" by increasing its competitive edge in the global economy. But what exactly is a "weightless economy"?

  • The Business of Kiwi Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 5:13 AM ET
    AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian

    Ask any New Zealander, better known as Kiwis, -- what is ugly as sin and tasty as hell? -- and the response you will get is a kiwi!

  • Reinventing New Zealand Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 4:26 AM ET

    New Zealand has set its sights on reinventing itself into a "weightless economy" by increasing its competitive edge in the global economy. But what exactly is a "weightless economy"?

  • NZ's Finance Minister Says Currency Is Overvalued Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 3:31 AM ET

    New Zealand's finance minister Michael Cullen said on Thursday the country's currency, which has fallen more than 7 percent against the U.S. dollar during the global credit squeeze, was overvalued and he expected it to fall further.

  • NZ's Sky City Says Second Potential Bidder Emerges Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 10:28 PM ET

    New Zealand casino operator Sky City Entertainment Group said on Wednesday it expected another company to examine its books, which could result in a takeover bid.

  • NZ Inflation Cools, Kiwi Drops from 11-Week High Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 12:03 AM ET

    Annual inflation in New Zealand unexpectedly fell to three-year lows in the third quarter, knocking the currency off 11-week highs but supporting the view that the central bank will keep interest rates on hold.

  • NZ Manufacturers Oppose China FTA Sunday, 14 Oct 2007 | 11:22 PM ET

    Trade between New Zealand and China is expected to receive a boost next year as both countries are likely to seal the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) by April 2008 at the latest.

  • New Zealand at a Glance Sunday, 14 Oct 2007 | 7:11 PM ET

    A quick overview of NZ, its current state of finance and a forecast of the next few years for this rapidly developing market.

  • On The Road With "Asia Squawk Box" Sunday, 14 Oct 2007 | 5:25 PM ET

    All this week, CNBC's "Asia Squawk Box" is on the road in New Zealand. "Asia Squawk Box" will take a look at all things Kiwi -- its economy, the booming tourism industry, New Zealand's growth as a film locale and post production facility, its wining and dining exports and much more.