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Friday, 30 May 2008

Our Director features in Government Campaign

Dr Rom Rudzki features in the publicity material for the Government's "Start, Manage and Grow Your Business" campaign which has begun its roadshow around New Zealand. Watch our for it and for Rom!

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Forfaiting in China

The Trade and Forfaiting Review for March 2008 has a short article about forfaiting in China by Qian Xiao. Forfaiting is relatively new in China but according to the article, it is developing fast. If anyone would like a copy of the article, let me know library@export.ac.nz and I will send it out to you.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

New Zealand's traditional exports

Farmer and sheep on the Saddle Road, near Ashhurst. Photo taken by James Siddle March 2008.

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Budget 2008

Did you pick up on these things in last week's Budget Speech:

"The venture investment fund called Better by Design is being expanded to help more firms increase their international competitiveness by integrating design into all aspects of their business.

Our offshore support for exporters is strengthened with funding of $138.9 million including $8 million for the expansion of the Government's Beachheads programme that is now starting to show its value in many different global markets."

They have been largely ignored by the media....

If you want to find the speech go to: www.beehive.govt.nz/speech/budget+2008+speech


Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Michael Porter

The information put up on the 20 May about the Global Competitiveness Report says that it is co-authored by Professor Porter

The ELIS catalogue has Michael Porters book Competitive strategy: techniques for analyzing industries and competitors and also a video called Competitive strategy. Both are available for borrowing - do a search on 'porter' to find them.


Congratulations to the first group of exporters who have passed the Certificate of International Trade. This is a real milestone for you, and you should be so proud of your achievements. You're now half way to getting your Diploma so keep up the good work!

All the best from the NZ School of Export team.