David Toua speaks about key issues for the Pacific, including Papua New Guinea and shared issues of importance across the Asia-Pacific region regarding inclusive growth and using digital technology to engage more people in the economy.
Mr Motomu Takahashi talks about the strenuous work to complete the CPTPP and it’s positive impact for future generations, particular through unwavering commitment to integrated regional economies, in which NZ has played a leading role.
Allan Bollard talks about the CPTPP and the real benefits to having integrated regional economies in the Asia-Pacific and the need to ensure the emerging digital economy works for SMEs throughout Asia-Pacific.
As part of our #ABAC Unwrapped series, Katherine Rich explains how New Zealand has made great strides for women but there is more to be done across Asia-Pacific, particularly in encouraging women into small business and education. This was a subject of discussion at the recent ABAC meeting in Auckland.
ABAC (APEC Business Advisory Council) met in Auckland for four days in February 2018. Hosted by Business NZ with support from Tradeworks, it marks the [read more…]
Tradeworks executive director Stephen Jacobi explains why TPP negotiations across 11 countries can lead to a broader agreement for sustainable trade and inclusive growth amongst [read more…]
SMEs make up 97% of business in the Asia-Pacific (and in NZ), but small firms account for less than one-third of direct exports in the region, and in some cases only a tiny fraction of that. 80% of New Zealand SMEs have never generated overseas income. The need to turn those statistics around becomes compelling when you look at the evidence that firms which export employ more people, pay higher wages, and are more productive and innovative. Tenby Powell, Director of Hunter Powell Investments, has our latest guest blog on NZ’s hosting of the ABAC meeting.