Tony Alexander

Economic Commentaries

Kiwis Less Relaxed About China

Monday September 2nd 2013

Our feelings of ease about New Zealand’s growing economic dependence upon China have taken a battering this month following the milk powder scare. Whereas for the previous three months a net 44% of respondents to our survey have each month said that they are happy about our economic relationship with China, this month that proportion has dropped to a net 28%. This is still a firmly positive result but the decline provides us with the only evidence of how our thinking as opposed to the thoughts of Chinese may have changed as a result of the poison milk worries.

 

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Growing With China

Wednesday July 31st 2013

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NZ-China Economic Data

Wednesday July 31st 2013

NZ exports to China continue to soar.

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China’s Economy

Wednesday July 31st 2013

Growth is slowing and rebalancing does not appear to be happening.

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Western versus Eastern Culture

Wednesday July 31st 2013

Tony Smale gives some excellent insight into differences between the way people in the West and East see things – in terms of classifications as universalists versus particularists.

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Opening Doors to China

Wednesday July 31st 2013

Observations from NZTE Trade Commissioner in Hong Kong, Kevin Parish.

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Some Contributed Thoughts

Wednesday July 31st 2013

Why Chinese are shy,  and house buying.

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Financial Services Opportunities

Wednesday July 31st 2013

David Thomas of Think Global Consulting writes more about how China’s rise is creating huge opportunities in the financial services sector. (more…)

The China – Australia – NZ Link

Wednesday July 31st 2013

There are impacts on our economy from Australia’s high dependence upon China.

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Chinese Interest in NZ Housing

Thursday June 27th 2013

A Chinese newspaper journalist sent through a long list of questions regarding Kiwi attitudes toward Chinese house buying. I answer them!

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