Business New Zealand

  • DUBAI/ WELLINGTON, April 24- New Zealand is considering restrictions on laptops and other large electronic devices on flights from some Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East, the country's prime minister said on Monday. The New Zealand leader elaborated on comments made by transport minister Simon Bridges, who told Reuters in an interview in Dubai on...

  • DUBAI, April 23- New Zealand is considering additional security checks on flights from Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East, its transport minister said on Sunday. Additional security measures would affect passengers flying from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and Doha, Qatar, where carriers Emirates and Qatar Airways, respectively, fly direct to...

  • Elderly Chinese men and women take part in morning exercises in Beijing, China.

    Asia will grow old at a faster pace in the coming decades, hampering growth in emerging markets such as China and Thailand before they can become rich.

  • SYDNEY, April 19- Australia and New Zealand have tightened visa conditions for skilled migrants in a bid to woo nationalist-leaning voters, echoing the United States' "America First" policy, but critics have decried the move as mostly political posturing. New Zealand also tightened access to skilled work visas, taking a "Kiwis-first approach."

  • WELLINGTON, New Zealand— New Zealand announced Wednesday that it is introducing tougher requirements for skilled overseas workers as it tries to control immigration numbers that have reached an all-time high. The changes come a day after Australia said it would scrap a temporary visa for skilled overseas workers and after U.S. New Zealand's Immigration...

  • Hawaiian Airlines is reaffirming its commitment to the Asia Pacific region.

  • Newly constructed houses and apartments stand in the suburb of Putney Hill in Sydney, Australia, on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.

    Authorities in Australia are ratcheting up measures that could dent the whole property market.

  • *Prices in Sydney rising 20 pct a year, Melbourne 15 pct. *New Zealand has employed steps to cool Auckland alone. SYDNEY, April 2- In their struggle to cool red-hot property prices in Australia's big cities, authorities are ratcheting up measures that could dent the whole market but avoiding more targeted steps that have had some success in New Zealand and China.

  • New Zealand-China growing trade ties

    Jason Young at the Victoria University of Wellington says the New Zealand will focus on value rather than volume of exports to China.

  • WELLINGTON, March 27- China and New Zealand ramped up their cooperation on Monday, pledging to expand their existing free trade agreement into what visiting Premier Li Keqiang called China's "most advanced" with a developed country. In a column published on Monday in the New Zealand Herald, headlined "To New Zealand, with love", Li wrote that rising international...

  • WELLINGTON, March 27- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pressed for deeper trade ties with New Zealand and warned against global protectionism in a newspaper opinion piece published on Monday before meetings with Prime Minister Bill English and business leaders in Wellington. In the New Zealand Herald column, titled "To New Zealand, with love", Li said "rising...

  • A general view of houses in the suburb of Lyall Bay on April 9, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand.

    New Zealand needs workers by the thousand to keep its building boom going.

  • WELLINGTON, March 24- New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English on Friday announced a renewed push to promote free trade in his first major trade policy announcement since taking over as leader last December. New Zealand's $180 billion economy depends on exports, and the country lobbied hard in favour of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

  • Wanted: Skilled construction workers in New Zealand

    Guy Davidson, director at Cobalt Recruitment, says the residential and non-residential construction sectors are experiencing a boom.

  • NZ property market: 'Definitely a demand issue'

    Layne Harwood of Knight Frank says there has been a lack of home construction in New Zealand over the past decade.

  • One US diplomat is in trouble after a so called 'incident' in New Zealand

    New Zealand expelled a U.S. diplomat.

  • Q4@ WELLINGTON, March 15- New Zealand posted its smallest current account deficit in more than two years, according to data released on Wednesday, as surging tourism and reinsurance claims from a deadly November earthquake pour into the country. Statistics New Zealand said in a statement that the number of tourists and the amount they spent was strong in...

  • Elon Musk speaks at SolarCity's Inside Energy Summit in New York.

    Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman asked Elon Musk for talks after he pledged to to fix South Australia's energy crisis within 100 days.

  • VIENNA, March 14- Vienna, Austria's grand capital on the Danube river, has topped consulting firm Mercer's list of cities offering the highest quality of life for the eighth year in a row, while Baghdad is again considered the worst place to live. Global centres London, Paris, Tokyo and New York City did not even make the top 30, lagging behind most big German,...

  • BEIJING/ HONG KONG, March 10- After a spending spree stretching from hotels to electronics distribution in 2016, Chinese conglomerate HNA Group says it is now investing in financial services, betting on asset managers and consumer finance for growth at home and overseas. The moves reflect a broader push by China into financial services globally as Beijing...