'Doing Business 2016: Latin America and the Caribbean' - World Bank Group Fact Sheet Economies in Latin America and the Caribbean have an average ranking on the ease of doing business (DB) of 104. (click Images to view)
'Doing Business 2016: Latin America' - Report World Bank Group flagship report sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business in Latin America while complying with relevant regulations.
The World Travel & Tourism Council - Report (WTTC) is the global authority on Travel & Tourism.
Rt. Hon. Helen Clark - Video Ms. Clarkaddresses the UN General Assembly on her candidacy for the position of United Nations Secretary General
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Glenn Greenwald - Video Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald on the corruption scandals in Brazilian business and the campaign to empeach President Dilma Rousseff.
'The Economy Hub' - Video A weekly New Zealand Herald Videocast about the NZ economy by Business Editor Liam Dann & Guests. 21 April 201628 April 2016 (OCR Special)
Where to for NZ property values? - Video
Andrea Rush of Quotable Value talks about the rising market especially in Wellington where values have risen more in the last six months than in the past eight years.
SPECIAL SECTION - ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATION IN LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
Australian Embassy, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Commemoration led by Australian AmbassadorH.E. Noel Campbell & NZ Ambassador
H.E. Raylene Liufalani. Pictured right the Ambassadors lay Wreaths of Rememberance
New Zealand Official Residence, Barbados
Australians, New Zealanders and friends gathered for an ANZAC Day Commemoration hosted by NZ High Commissioner H.E. Mrs Jan Henderson & Mr James Gardiner, Australian Honorary Consul.
Centro Cultural Da Marinha, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Commemoration led by NZ Ambassador H.E. Caroline Bilkey. L to R: Ambassador Bilkey, Commandante Picirillo, Brazilian Navy; Australian Ambassador H.E. John Richardson, NZ Consul-General Mr. Ralph Hays. For details & photos Please Click Here.
New Zealand Embassy, Santiago, Chile
Commemoration led by NZ Ambassador H.E. Jacqui Caine, Australian Ambassador H.E. Tim Kane and The Rt. Hon. David Carter MP, Speaker of the NZ House of Representatives (pictured right).
Australian Official Residence, Mexico City
Ceremony led by H.E. Dr. David Engel, Australian Ambassador and NZ Deputy Head of Mission, Diana Hawker pictured laying Wreaths of Remembrance.For details and photos Please Click Here.
Meet the New Zealand Heads of Mission to Latin America
L to R: Their Excellencies Caroline Bilkey, Brazil; Jacqui Cain, Chile;
Clare Kelly, Mexico; Raylene Liufalani, Argentina.
TheLatin America New Zealand Business Council in conjunction with law firmKensington Swanand the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade will host a working breakfast featuring all four New Zealand Heads of Mission (HoM) in Latin America on Friday, 27 May, 7.30am - 9.30am in Auckland. The HoMs are here for a week of consultations and outreach and look forward to meeting with people who are already doing business in Latin America or considering taking that step. For more information about the event. Click Here
Clare de Lore, Lady McKinnon; Honorary Consul General for Rwanda in New Zealand, New Zealand Listener Columnist and former Chair of the New Zealand Parliament Press Gallery with son James McKinnon took advantage of Air New Zealand's new service to Buenos Aires as the first leg of a journey to Madrid.
We look forward to reading about Clare's experiences in Buenos Aires in a forthcoming Listener edition!
SPECIAL SECTION - NZ SPEAKER’S DELEGATION
STRENGTHENS TIES WITH LATIN AMERICA
Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. David Carter MP
Hon. Maurice Williamson MP (National)
Dr David Clark MP (Labour)
Denise Roche MP (Green)
Mahesh Bindra MP (NZ First)
Developing New Zealand’s connections with Mexico, Chile and Argentina was the focus of this year’s Speaker’s delegation to Latin America.
From 19 to 29 April 2016 the delegation worked to strengthen ties through high-level political engagement, fostering stronger bilateral relations between the New Zealand Parliament and the Parliaments of Chile, Mexico, and Argentina, business & trade, tourism, education, cultural exchanges and sporting links.
For the Objectives of the Speaker’s Delegation to Latin America and more information: Please Click Here
The Rt. Hon. David CarterMP, Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, addresses a special session of the Mexican Senate on 21 April 2016.
Chile: The Delegation met with the Chilean Foreign Minister, Canciller Heraldo Muñoz at his office at the Foreign Ministry in Santiago (L to R) Denise Roche MP; The Hon. Maurice Williamson MP; Canciller Heraldo Muñoz; The Rt. Hon. David Carter MP, Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives; H.E. Jacqui Caine, New Zealand Ambassador to Chile; Mahesh Bindra MP. For photos of the Delegation's meetings with the President of the Senate, Ricardo Lagos Weber; the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Osvaldo Andrade; Senator Guido Girardi et al Please Click Here
Argentina: During three days in Buenos Aires the Delegation met with the Interim President of the Senate, SeñorFederico Pinedo, Members of the Chamber of Deputies (for photos of the Delegation's meetings at the Argentine Congress Please Click Here), Officials of the Province of Santa Fe, Argentina-domiciled NZ business people and local executives engaged in trade with NZ. Photo L to R: Mahesh Bindra MP; The Hon. Maurice Williamson MP; H.E. Raylene Liufalani, NZ Ambassador to Argentina; Thomas Manning, Governing Director Manning Group Limited; The Rt. Hon. David Carter MP, Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives.
The Government has publicly questioned the need for Aerolíneas Argentinas to receive subsidies to transport “the richest segment of the population." Update: 10pm 4 May; TV News CN5 is reporting the Government is actively considering privatising the airline.
Argentina Looks to Lift Final Currency Controls in Coming Months- Bloomberg Argentina will aim to lift the remaining restrictions on currency trading in ... foreign investment after years of restrictions that resulted in sluggish growth and Argentina will get “as close as possible” to this year's inflation target of 25 ...
President Mauricio Macri repeats the aim of his economic policies so often it has become a mantra: “zero poverty.” But just five months into his term, Macri’s policies have so far swelled the ranks of the poor, souring public opinion and raising the risk of backlash against an economic overhaul that is winning over foreign investors. By sharply devaluing the peso, loosening price controls and hiking utility rates, Macri has sent inflation surging.
A new episode of The Bubble Podcast every Friday evening (BUE time). Hosted by Fernando Farias, the show focuses on the stories that made the headlines during the week in Argentina. Special guests, interviews and political debate,
Belize - Milling continues at steady pace - AgraNet (subscription)
Belize Sugar Industries milled 44,565 tonnes of cane during week 19 of the 2015/16 crushing season, up from 44,802 a week earlier but slightly below ...
Attorney general asks Supreme Court to charge Lula, top Rousseff advisers - According to the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper, Brazil’s Attorney General Rodrigo Janot has asked the Supreme Court for authorization to investigate President Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva over alleged involvement in corruption at state-owned oil company Petrobras.
Dilma Rousseff, Facing Impeachment in Brazil, Has Alienated Many Allies.- BRASÍLIA — They were idealists, united in the struggle against Brazil’s military dictators. As democracy flourished, so did their careers. One of them, Paulo Ziulkoski, became the leader of an association of Brazilian cities. The other, Dilma Rousseff, rose even higher, becoming the president of Latin America’s largest country.
Nicaragua drops $80 million on Russian tanks - The Tico Times Nicaragua drops $80 million on Russian tanks ... Nicaragua has significantly increased its military budget during the last five years, a move that foreign ... and that there was no justification for such an investment in Central America.
Ecuador begins reconstruction after devastating quake - Xinhua QUITO, April 23 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador has begun reconstruction, days after the ... by the earthquake and supervising aid efforts, said Ecuador is "in crisis." ... that it was mulling borrowing billions of dollars to finance public investment.
100 years of bauxite mining - Guyana Chronicle This year marks 100 years of bauxite mining in Guyana, which commenced in the upper reaches of the Demerara River. The bauxite industry emerged as one of the nation’s most profitable industries and attracted skills primarily from the coastland.
Minister Bennett is to speak to the Latin America New Zealand Business Council (the event is open to Public) on the potential for increased tourism connections between NZ and South America and the prospects for new business links with Argentina following her visit to Buenos Aires at the end of 2015. For more information & to RegisterPlease Click Here
Barber's Meaty Issues Agribusiness and meat industry commentary from one of New Zealand's leading primary production sector commentators
President of Panama: Embrace Transparency to Fight Corruption - TIME - The 'Panama Papers' affair was a reminder that we must hold governments accountable in a networked world. The world of my youth, divided by blocs and borders and where the destiny of small countries was fixed in the firmament of superpower rivalry, has given way to a profound interconnectedness.
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