1. Ticking off the to-do list
A visiting expert on Chinese foreign policy says the country’s growing presence on the world stage comes with risks to the international order - but believes containment is not the right response, as Sam Sachdeva writes.
The Government’s plans to introduce a royalty on bottled water exports has hit a major stumbling block, with New Zealand’s chief trade negotiator for the TPP suggesting such a move would violate existing free trade deals.
The UK’s High Commissioner to New Zealand Jonathan Sinclair is heading back to London after three years in the role. Sinclair spoke to Sam Sachdeva about the “adult” relationship between the two countries and what Brexit means for our existing ties.
The fate of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is still "in the wind" hours out from a meeting of leaders, with Trade Minister David Parker revealing confusion around the negotiating table.
In today's email we detailed the latest in politics and the economy, including Jacinda Ardern's meeting with the Australian PM.
A free trade agreement (FTA) between India and New Zealand has stalled, with one official describing the deal as surviving on “life support”.
Protectionist sentiment within Europe’s agriculture sector should not stand in the way of a free trade deal between the European Union and New Zealand, a senior European official says.
Trade Minister Todd McClay says a bilateral free trade agreement between New Zealand and the United States is up for grabs - but has warned not to expect a result any time soon.
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