With its bloody civil war put to rest, Sri Lanka is stepping onto the world stage with confidence. Shane Cowlishaw travels to the island nation to discover what opportunities await New Zealand businesses bold enough to enter the market.
Rod Oram looks at a new report on the economic benefits of taking climate change action and finds plenty of reasons for taking action earlier rather than later.
In this morning's email we look into how Ardern has attempted to cover the blind spot over Russia opened up by Winston Peters.
From Whangarei down to Invercargill this week Fonterra’s farmer-shareholders went looking for answers from their co-op’s directors. Its mediocre performance, stagnant dividend and share price, large write-down in China, erosion of equity, and their desire to change boardroom culture and leadership were top of their questions.
The 8 things that mattered this week
Chairman John Wilson and CEO Theo Spierings have been the double act governing Fonterra since 2012. Following Spierings' resignation, Bernard Hickey assesses their legacy as no great success, but also no great failure. It could have been worse, or so much better.
Rod Oram looks closely in his weekly column at Fonterra's losses in China. He is unconvinced by Fonterra's confidence it can turn around Beingmate and thinks the Cooperative needs a change of chairman and culture.
In this morning's email we look into the potential costs of Fonterra's Beingmate investment, and of New Zealand's greenhouse gas trajectory.
Rod Oram delves behind the scenes of Fonterra's Beingmate debacle in this week's column. He finds the board will have to make a momentous decision that has parallels with Fletcher Building's eventual removal of its CEO and retirement of its Chairman.
In this morning's email we learn that, although they won't say the name, China is the focus of Jacinda Ardern and Winston Peters in the Pacific.