According to Todd McClay the European Union says it wants to conclude a FTA with NZ by the end of 2019. That timetable sounds unbelievably optimistic.
DHBs are under intense pressure to reduce deficits within a climate of chronic underfunding.
English has not got the foggiest idea what benefits this deal stands to bring right now, in a month’s time, or by year’s end – much less longer term out until 2030.
As PM Bill English flies off to Japan with his business delegation today, his discussions with Shinzo Abe will focus on how to keep the TPP trade pact alive, now that the US has bailed.
So we now we know how much it costs to buy New Zealand citizenship.
We all supposedly agree that the media is going to hell in a tabloid handbasket, but the trends to the contrary can be a bit harder to spot.
One significant factor Morgan does have going for him is that doesn’t appear to regard success or failure in ordinary political terms.
There’s no getting away from the fact that Trump’s victory makes the world a more dangerous place.
Here’s this morning’s latest take on the TPP’s chances of survival. They’re not good.
John Key’s rationale for refusing to throw the state’s resources behind reducing child poverty is the lamest excuse since “The dog ate my homework.”
New Zealand is currently chairing the 15 person Security Council for the last time during our two year term on the Council.
Key needs to be asking Biden about how – and why – the White House is busily circumventing the TPP deal signed earlier this year
Driving round Dunedin South yesterday was an interesting place to be hearing the news of Labour’s new housing policy launch.
So China and the US both have competing trade deals on offer – the TPP for the US and the RCEP for the Chinese – each of which pointedly exclude the other superpower.
The miserly nature of New Zealand’s response to the global refugee crisis continues apace.
Already, the European Commission wants to scrap the TPP’s investor-state dispute mechanisms
Why a reluctant Japan may be all that is keeping the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade deal on life support
The TPP trade deal is in deep trouble…
The TPP trade deal needs to take a stand against Big Tobacco
Does what the government is saying inside the TPP contradict its support for Dotcom’s prosecution?
Is the Trans Pacific Partnership a free trade mirage?
Just how much could a TPP deal to get our dairy into the United States really cost us?
An exclusive interview with the world’s leading trade scholar, Jagdish Bhagwati.