Tony Alexander

Economic Commentaries

Growing With China – June 2013

Monday June 24th 2013

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NZ-China Economic Data

Monday June 24th 2013

No fresh data beyond those discussed last month have been received unfortunately.

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China’s Growth Is Slowing

Monday June 24th 2013

The key themes in China’s economy currently are data releases coming in weaker than expected and financial worries growing.

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Ten Things To Remember

Monday June 24th 2013

John Thorman of TMF Group writes ten things to keep in mind when looking to expand in China.

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Chinese Culture Variations

Monday June 24th 2013

Here are some snippets from an email received this month from Wenping Chen. He has worked in China for 15 years for Seimens and the Chengdu Economic Commission and ran a café in Christchurch for six years after studying two years at Canterbury University. He offers himself up as a point of contact/development manager in China. workman_chen@yahoo.com

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Financial Services Opportunities

Monday June 24th 2013

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

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Future Disputes

Monday June 24th 2013

It would be nice to think that as New Zealand’s export dependence upon China grows things will proceed smoothly and we will not receive shocks such as happened with our previous big trading partners.

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Some quick comments

Thursday May 30th 2013

Last week at the BNZ-sponsored GoGlobal conference in Auckland a number of people enquired about a paper which I wrote looking at New Zealand’s business culture. I have written about the subject in a number of places and now have contributions from experts in the matter in the monthly Brain Gain NZ publication.  http://tonyalexander.co.nz/topics/brain-gain-nz/

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Growing With China – Full pdf

Monday May 27th 2013

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NZ-China Economic Data

Monday May 27th 2013

As a result of a 24.6% surge at a time when receipts from all other destinations fell by 5.1%, our exports to China including Hong Kong now total $8.4bn or 18.1% of all receipts. A year ago this proportion was 14.4% and back in 2008 it was 7%. New Zealand’s exports to China have soared. Australia takes 21% of our merchandise exports.

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