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 5 May 2016 - 2/16
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'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. 
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'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. Clark addresses 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 2016     28 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.
100% Pure New Zealand - Video
Tourism New Zealand
LATIN AMERICAN & NZ TENDERS
CURRENCY, STOCK & COMMODITY MARKETS
NZ/Latin American Exchange Rates
New Zealand Stock Exchange
Latam Stock & Commodity Exchanges
LatAm Interest Rates
New Zealand Interest Rates
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. 
DIPLOMATIC NEWS
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.
 
The Latin America New Zealand Business Counciin conjunction with law firm Kensington Swan and 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
Delegation Members:

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


Mexico: 
The Rt. Hon. David Carter MP, Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, addresses a special session of the Mexican Senate on 21 April 2016.

For Mexican Senate Archive photos:

Please Click Here
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, Señor Federico 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.   
NEWSLETTERS, BLOGS & PRESS RELEASES
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Export News 
29 April Edition
Latin America New Zealand Business Council
April 2016 Newsletter
CUBAN EMBASSY WELLINGTON NEWSLETTER # 18 -   3 May 2016
CUBAN EMBASSY WELLINGTON NEWSLETTER # 17 - 27 April 2016
CUBAN EMBASSY WELLINGTON NEWSLETTER # 16 - 22 April 2016
CUBAN EMBASSY WELLINGTON NEWSLETTER # 15 - 18 April 2016
Edited by David Reade, CEO Netmedia Limited
Press Release - Rio Olympics & Paralympics 
18 April 16 Embassy of Brazil, Wellington

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ARGENTINA
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 Said Studying Sale of $5 Billion in Pension Assets - Bloomberg
The Fondo de Garantia de Sustentabilidad, Anses' investment fund, had 612.2 billion pesos of assets at the end of October, mostly Argentine ...
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Argentina pays off 'holdout' bondholders, elevating hopes for economy
Los Angeles Times
Soon, farmers such as Caceres, shop owners and auto parts makers will all be paying less for loans, which should in turn stimulate investment and ..

 
   
'Argentina's future lies in renewable energy'
Buenos Aires Herald
Invited by the US Embassy in Argentina, Galiteva was in Buenos Aires and ... Could we expect high investment in renewables from local and foreign ...
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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 ...
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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,


e-AsiaBi-monthly Bulletin  of the Argentine Chamber of Commerce for Asia and the Pacific (Spanish Language)
BELIZE
Belize Internet Exchange Point speeds up service - The Reporter Belize
Nine of Belize's internet service providers (ISPs) have partnered to establish ... Corporation Ltd., Speednet Communications Ltd, Alliance IP Belize Ltd.
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Noble Studios Teams Up With WWF On 'Save Belize' Campaign - PR Web (press release)
In 2014, Noble Studios was recognized as Nevada's Small Business of the Year by the ...


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 ..
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BOLIVIA
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Bolivia inks roadwork contracts with local companies
Business News Americas 
Bolivia's state highway authority ABC has signed two public works contracts representing investment of US$51.2mn. Local companies Compacto and ...
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Contract to Build Intercontinental Airport in Bolivia to be Signed Prensa Latina
On March 11th, the Minister of Public Works, Milton Claros, said that Bolivia has the best technical and financial possibilities, at the regional level, ...
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"BancoSol's growth will change the Bolivian financial landscape"

BRAZIL

As Olympic venues and transport links receive finishing touches, Mayor reveals plans for extra holidays and new entertainment zones

Rabobank’s report on the global beef market maintains South American beef producers, particularly Brazil, will be the major influence on the beef trade in 2016.
   
GIL 2016 Brazil Summit Unravels Pioneering Business Models and New Revenue Streams - MarketWatch
SAO PAULO, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Brazilian Healthcare industry is going through a disruptive phase, local and global business ...
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Brazil's Vale Posts Net Profit of $1.78 Billion - Wall Street Journal
SÃO PAULO—Brazilian mining company Vale SA VALE 6.68 % swung to a net profit in the first quarter, as the company reported gains in derivative ...
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IT Professionals in Brazil Embrace Benefits of the Cloud eMarketer
In Brazil, IT professionals overwhelmingly agree that cloud technology ... The survey also found that nearly one in five small businesses surveyed say ...
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Starting a Business in Brazil - SmallBizDaily.com
What Do You Need to Know to Start a Business in Brazil in Time for the Olympics? By Marwan Forzley.Brazil! The nation that brought us the Rio ...
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Attorney general asks Supreme Court to charge Lula, top Rousseff advisersAccording 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.
Brazil’s extraordinary political upheaval shares some similarities with the Trump-led political chaos in the U.S.: a sui generis, out-of-control circus unleashing instability and dark forces.
CARIBBEAN

The first Caribbean Start-Up Summit – an innovative forum that will bring together a global community of experts and business support to help regional entrepreneurs succeed in their start-up journey.

   
JBDC to stage small business expo on May 12
Jamaica Observer
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) will stage its annual Small Business Exposition and ...
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Herzog set to resuscitate 207 km of Jamaican rail - Jamaica Gleaner
The Jamaican Government received a revised plan from United States-based Herzog International last December to rehabilitate nearly two-thirds.
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Offshore Investment Clampdown Finds Fresh Support
Wall Street Journal
Alongside Gibraltar and the Isle of Man, the mountainous Caribbean island of Montserrat, another British territory, also signed up, the Treasury said.
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Taxes and Caribbean Tourism - Caribbean Journal
The overall tax burden is part of the reason why there is a significant lack of re-investment in many Caribbean hotels with a consequent reduction..
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  Sun Sentinel

Cruise to Cuba: Travelers excited as officials laud 'absolutely historic change' - Sun Sentinel
The couple said they booked the Cuba cruise soon after Carnival ... become Americanized as business relations between the U.S. and Cuba improve.
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Cuba Customs and Regulatory Issues - NBAA
... Airport is one more sign of the increasing excitement being generated among operators over the eventual opening of Cuba to business aviation flights.
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It takes an ecosystem to raise an entrepreneur
Stabroek News
It aims to increase capacity and strengthen performance of the Caribbean businessenablers via a combination of action learning, coaching and ...
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Bridgestone, Correa Tire open Puerto Rico store - Tire Business
(Bridgestone Americas photos) The new Bridgestone-branded retail outlet in downtown San Juan is being operated in partnership with Correa Tire ...
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CENTRAL AMERICA
 
   
Sotheby's International Realty® Brand Expands into Nicaragua
PR Newswire (press release)
Nicaragua Sotheby's International Realty is owned by Emerald Coast ... marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources.
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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.
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  Produce Business UK
Why buyers should view Central America as a preferred source
Produce Business UK
Reliability is definitely one of Central America's unique selling points. ... There's a certain way of doing business in Central America, which makes life ...
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CHILE
   
Bankrupt SunEdison to sell part of its Chile assets to Colbun
Business Insider
SunEdison also inked a 15-year power-supply contract with Colbun, to supply theChilean energy company with 200 gigawatt hours per year.
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Telefonica Chile planning to invest US250mn in 2016
Business News Americas 
Telefónica Chile expects to invest US$250mn this year in its fixed-line business inChile, local daily Diario Financiero reported the company's .
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Chilean salmon producer AquaChile detects potentially deadly virus
Business Insider
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Salmon producer AquaChile said on Friday that it has discovered the presence of the ISA virus, which is potentially deadly for ...
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UPDATE 1-Chile data paints mixed picture for economy
Reuters
"The government has taken measures to promote investments, elevate our ... Up until now one of the bright spots of Chile's economy has been a low ...
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COLOMBIA
   
Colombia outlines water investment in droughthit archipelago
Business News Americas 
Colombian authorities said another desalinization plant will be built on the island of San Andrés, which is in the grips of .
Two Colombian departments set sights on new reservoir - Business News Americas
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Colombian Peso Gains to Five-Month High, Leads Emerging Markets - Bloomberg
Traders are also betting that dollar inflows are rising this month amid overseas investment in local debt.Colombian stocks had their best quarter in ...
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Fitch Places Bancolombia and Subsidiaries' Ratings on Watch Negative
Business Wire (press release)
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has today placed selected internationals scale ratings of Bancolombia S.A.'s (Bancolombia) and ...
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Colombian Minister of Information, Communication and Technology Kicks Off Biggest Dynamic ... - Business Wire (press release)
BOGOTA, Colombia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Colombian Minister of Information, Communication and Technology, David Luna, will give the opening ...
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COSTA RICA 
   
Bilingual High-Tech Talent, Not Tourism Appeal, Beckons Multinationals to Costa Rica - GlobalAtlanta
A highly skilled and bilingual workforce has transformed the Central Americancountry into the region's top foreign direct investment location for ...
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Chinese firm to help expand important highway in Costa Rica China Daily
SAN JOSE - China Harbor Engineering Company ( CHEC ) has won a contract for an important highway expansion project in Costa Rica , the ...
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ECUADOR
   
Ecuador's leader demands release of Panama Papers, and learns he's in them - Charlotte Observer
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa attends a conference organized by the ... And he's not involved in any offshore company directly or indirectly.” ...
Ecuador's leader demands release of Panama Papers, and learns he's in them - McClatchy Washington Bureau
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  Daily Times

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.
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Rent in the "Beverly Hills" of Ecuador For $400 a Month
International Living
... to take advantage of the very best global real estate investment opportunities. ... Don't worry…we have you covered in Samborondon, Ecuador—about a ... don't need to be rich and famous to enjoy Ecuador's new “Beverly Hills.
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Mars La Chola buy a 'turning point' for Ecuadorian cocoa and CCN-51, says Hardman Agribusiness
ConfectioneryNews.com
He noted the deal was being hailed in Ecuador as “a landmark/turning point in the ... “This acquisition is an investment in research,” said Mars' Graves.
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Ecuador quake leaves 120000 children out of school
Business Standard
More than 280 schools have been damaged by the earthquake that hit Ecuador on April 16, leaving at least 120,000 children temporarily without ...
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GUYANA - SURINAME - FRENCH GUIANA
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.
NO WAVERING — acting President says Gov’t will honour promises to workers
Acting President Moses Nagamootoo appealed to public servants and their respective trade unions, gathered on Sunday at the National Park following a historic united march by the trade union movements in Guyana, to be patient.
Guyana Business RSS News Feed & Press Release ...
Guyana Business News Service from EIN News

Economy Profile 2016 Suriname - Doing Business.org
This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Suriname. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies.

Doing business & staying in touch while in French Guiana
Professional guide to doing business while in French Guiana, including office ... internet availability, postal service and television, radio and newspaper media
MEXICO
   
Meet Donald Trump's Mexican Workers
Washington Free Beacon
His commitment seemed so deep that Trump said that he used to love Oreo cookies, but when Nabisco announced investment in a plant in Mexico, ...
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Sustainability Will Reshape Real Estate Development and Investment in Mexico
Energy Collective
With increasing market penetration over the last four years, sustainability has been a strong and growing trend in real estate investment in Mexico.
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Mexico, Land of Automatización Opportunity
Robotics Online (press release)
“Mexico is booming in terms of foreign direct investment. There is $500 billion in trade every year between the two countries (U.S. and Mexico),” ...
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Interest swells for Mexico deepwater auction
Business News Americas
... Perdido belt and Salina basin in the Gulf of Mexico, and is expected to attractinvestment of around US$44bn, according to energy ministry estimates ...
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Mexico proposes raising limit on decriminalized pot to 1 oz
Business Insider
Mexico had previously exempted from prosecution only five grams, or less than a fifth of an ounce. The bill presented would free people who are on ...
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Mexico's Ara plans 4 bln peso investment to build 10000 homes - Reuters
... Mexican homebuilder Consorcio Ara on Thursday unveiled plans to invest ... in Mexico City, as well as Queretaro, Puebla, Nayarit and Mexico State.
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NEW ZEALAND

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 Register Please Click Here
KiwiRail 'dream' of being profitable is unlikely says Prime Minister John Key - The Government will continue to pour money into KiwiRail despite the prospect that it will never be able to generate returns.
   
New Zealand leaves rates unchanged, Kiwi dollar rockets
Business Insider Australia
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has left interest rates unchanged at the conclusion of its April monetary policy meeting. The decision, correctly ...
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Fund agreement opens investment across Asia-Pacific region:New Zealand regulator - Xinhua
WELLINGTON, -- Fund managers will be able to offer a greater range of investment options under an agreement signed by New ...
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Trade deficit tipped to affect income and jobs - Radio New Zealand
New Zealand's trade deficit, at its worst in seven years, is likely to widen further ... "New Zealand is facing some tough conditions from offshore," he said. ... the trade deficit was unlikely to shrink unless New Zealand invested more in ...
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Key with Xi: 'It's the most direct I have been' - New Zealand Herald
John Key says he reassured Li Keqiang that New Zealand has invested ... "I said to him the AIIB [Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank] was really ...
Key open to extradition treaty with China - The National Business Review
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Coal backdown reignites row over New Zealand's climate change path
Shanghai Daily 
WELLINGTON, -- A state-controled electricity company has backed down from a plan to end New Zealand's coal-fired generation in ...
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Kordia speaks out against Chorus and NZ Telco infrastructure
IT Brief NZ
Like any industry the New Zealand Telecommunications industry prospers with investment, this drives innovation and benefits consumers and ...
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New home rate slows, but New Zealand construction at record high
Shanghai Daily 
Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith said the data showed overall residential investment at 9.3 billion NZ dollars (6.49 billion U.S. dollars) in the ...
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New Zealand firms to boost capex budgets this financial year
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
One in two New Zealand businesses plan to boost their capital expenditure ... investment conditions for the new financial year are relatively buoyant, ...
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Barber's Meaty Issues
Agribusiness and meat industry commentary from one of New Zealand's leading primary production sector commentators
PANAMA
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. 
   
There's going to be a huge 'Panama Papers' data dump
Business Insider UK
There's going to be a huge 'Panama Papers' data dump ... offshore companies and the people behind them, based on data from the Panama Papers ...
What the fallout from the Panama Papers means for business - Financial Director
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Let's not overreact to Panama Papers,some EU finance ministers warn
The News International
AMSTERDAM: A European Commission plan to publicly reveal tax and financial data of large companies raised concerns among many European ...
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Local company unveils drone security system - The News Herald
PANAMA CITY — As drones become more prevalent, a Panama City company has created new technology to sense drones, and, if necessary, stop ...
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Full service organisation promoting business, tourism, trade and foreign investment in Panama, free on-line information. 
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PARAGUAY
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Dakar Rally 2017 to benefit Paraguay's economy, image
Business Standard
The Dakar Rally 2017, which will touch Paraguayan soil for the fist time, will leave economic and image benefits for the South American country, ...
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Brazil's political crisis severely hampers recovery: IMF
Business Standard
The IMF believes Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay are particularly in danger of being hurt by economic repercussions beyond Brazil, adding the ...
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  Sputnik International

Paraguay Offers Route to Russia to Open Other Mercosur Markets
Sputnik International
"Our country can become a strategically important destination for Russian capital — not only for investment in Paraguay, but also for investments in all ...
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Doing Business in Paraguay
World Bank report Doing Business 2016 data for Paraguay
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PERU
   
Peru's Public Investment System, model for LatAm and Caribbean countries
Andina - Agencia Peruana de Noticias
Lima, Apr. 24. Peru's National Public Investment System (SNIP) has been recognized as model for the Latin American and Caribbean Public ...
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Telefonica to invest most in Peru in 2016
Telecompaper 
The four telecommunications operators in Peru plan to invest a total of USD 2.66 billion in 2016, according to the latest report from BBVA Research, ...
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Peru experiences infrastructure boom, highest investment rate in the region
Andina - Agencia Peruana de Noticias
Lima, Apr. 28. Peru is experiencing an infrastructure boom, bringing spending above 5% of the gross domestic product (GDP), higher than the regional ...
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President urges next administration to continue investing inPeru's central jungle - Andina - Agencia Peruana de Noticias
Mazamari (Junin region), Apr. 26. Peruvian President Ollanta Humala made on Tuesday a call upon the next administration to continue investing in ...
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Peru vows to push for integration of Pacific Alliance
Shanghai Daily 
The Alliance currently covers around 35 percent of the GDP of Latin America and the Caribbean and receives 30 percent of foreign direct investment ...
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URUGUAY
   
Panama Papers: Uruguayan link to $6m farm sale - Stuff.co.nz
Panama Papers: Uruguayan link to $6m farm sale ... It said the Grozovsky brothers were directors of tanning business Industrias Magromer, which ...
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Uruguay office giving interview to local Uruguay TV Channel regarding Investment in Uruguay - My Edagent
 Mr.Gagandeep, Branch Manager Crown ImmigratioUruguay office giving interview to local ...
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Floods hit Wrightson's Uruguay seed-cleaning site - New Zealand Herald
Agricultural products and services company PGG Wrightson has warned investors that its seed cleaning site in Uruguay has fallen victim to that ...
'Widespread' floods dampen hopes for Uruguay ag inputs market - Agrimoney.com
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Uruguay storms kill seven, displace 2000: authorities
Business Standard
Storms and floods in Uruguay have killed seven people and driven 2,000 from their homes in recent days, authorities said today. Four people were ...
Eight dead in Uruguay floods: officials - Business Standard
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Uruguay to test world's first state-commissioned recreational cannabis
The Guardian
All because of Uruguay.” His firm is applying to work in both countries. He did not mention Mexico, but it is also in the process of legalising medicinal ...
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Uruguay: Farmer's group export 200000 kilos of onions to Brazil
FreshPlaza
A group of farmers in Canelones -Uruguay- is establishing an onion export businessto Brazil, where they have already traded more than 200,000 ...
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VENEZUELA
   
Venezuela is pushing a 2-day workweek to save energy
Business Insider
Venezuelan cities cleaned up from a night of looting and fiery protests ... people were arrested there for looting that damaged dozens of businesses, ...
Foes begin drive to recall Venezuela leader amid unrest Business Insider
Venezuela court blocks another opposition tactic to oust Maduro - Business Insider
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Halliburton curtailing business activity in Venezuela
Reuters
Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA has struggled to settle unpaid bills to service firms as a result of low oil prices and heavy bond payments that ...
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40 days of blackouts hit Venezuela amid economic crisis
WSBT-TV
Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world. However ... The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies.
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Hell and high water: Life in 'the world's most miserable country' keeps getting worse - Business Insider
Venezuela dam drought water shortage REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Electricity Minister Luis Motta works a wooden stick into a crack on the ...
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Pay rise of 30 percent comes amid runaway inflation and food shortages as socialist government hopes to calm tensions + Video.
'We want out of this agony': What it's like to eat in a country that's on the verge of collapse - Busoness Insider - Despite breathless coverage of Venezuela's vanishing supply of condomstoilet paper, and beer, perhaps the country's most debilitating shortage has been that of food, which appears to be a motivating factor for growing antigovernment sentiment.
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