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The Guardian (March 23)

2020/ 03/ 23 by jd in Global News

“Canada said it will not send athletes to Tokyo Olympics, New Zealand said it would consider boycotting Tokyo 2020 and Australia told its olympic athletes to prepare for the games to be held next year, in 2021 – all in the wake of Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, saying postponement could be an option.”

 

Washington Post (July 29)

2019/ 07/ 30 by jd in Global News

“Once again America woke up to news of a mass shooting. This time, it was at a popular food festival in California and among those killed was a 6-year-old boy, Stephen Romero, who had been playing at an inflatable bounce house when he was shot in the back.” Three died and twelve were injured. “It took just one horrific shooting spree in New Zealand to prompt leaders there to tighten gun laws, including a ban on most semiautomatic weapons. And so the question persists: “Why?”

 

New Zealand Herald (April 10)

2019/ 04/ 11 by jd in Global News

New Zealand just experienced “a sickening demonstration of the killing power of semi-automatic weapons in the wrong hands.” This entirely justifies “Parliament’s haste in outlawing military style semi-automatic weapons…. All MPs except one are now doing what previous governments now know they should have done.”

 

Bloomberg (September 23)

2016/ 09/ 25 by jd in Global News

“Singapore has done it again. The city-state beat New Zealand to rank first in a survey of expat destinations for the second year running…. Singapore is the best place to live, work and raise a family abroad.”

 

WARC (June 5)

2014/ 06/ 06 by jd in Global News

“Digital advertising expenditure is set to grow across Asia in the next five years but most spectacularly in China where it will account for over half of all advertising by 2018,” as it grows from 40% of ad spend in 2013 to 55% in 2018. Other big gains are expected in South Korea (from 35% to 46%), Australia (30% to 43%) and New Zealand (19% to 28%).

 

Investment Week (May 19)

2014/ 05/ 20 by jd in Global News

At just 3.6%, Japan’s unemployment rate is extremely low and this should promote inflation. “Labour shortages have already driven wages higher for part-time workers. Adding to this, the demand to provide new infrastructure for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and the need to replace equipment should also serve to further stimulate the economy.” The OECD has forecast that “only Japan, New Zealand, and Israel are expected to grow faster than their previously forecasted GDPs in 2014.”

 

Institutional Investor (February Issue)

2013/ 02/ 26 by jd in Global News

“Talk of currency wars is once again in the air, making foreign exchange potentially a major component of investment returns.” Last year, “the dollar underperformed all major currencies except the yen.” In 2013, the Norwegian krone, Australian dollar and New Zealand dollar are likely to benefit if the dollar’s slide continues.

 

Wall Street Journal (May 28)

2012/ 05/ 29 by jd in Global News

“It used to be said that when America sneezes, the world catches a cold.” Now, it’s China. “As the reality of slowing growth in China sets in—and with little help on the way from a still-sluggish America and a Europe in euro crisis—economies from South Korea down to New Zealand and Japan over to Thailand are starting to feel the effects. China’s flu is set to become the main preoccupation for policy doctors across the continent.”

 

New Zealand Herald (March 2)

2011/ 03/ 03 by jd in Global News

While much of the world is fighting higher taxes, New Zealanders are open to a temporary tax to help fund the reconstruction of Christchurch. We “are prepared to be taxed for Christchurch’s sake. This is a rare sentiment in public opinion, but completely understandable after a disaster such as this. The rest of the country stands ready to help.”

 

Bloomberg (February 23)

2011/ 02/ 24 by jd in Global News

New Zealand’s deadly earthquake may be the most costly natural disaster to strike insurers since 2008. A JPMorgan Chase analyst has estimated insured losses at $12 billion, the most since a $19.9 billion loss from Hurricane Ike. The quake which rocked Christchurch, New Zealand’s second largest city, would also rank as the seventh most costly natural disaster insurers have faced since 1970.

New Zealand’s deadly earthquake may be the most costly natural disaster to strike insurers since 2008. A JPMorgan Chase analyst has estimated insured losses at $12 billion, the most since a $19.9 billion loss from Hurricane Ike. The quake which rocked Christchurch, New Zealand’s second largest city, would also rank as the seventh most costly natural disaster insurers have faced since 1970.

 

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