Tuesday April 2nd, over thirty people were treated to a most
interesting update on the position of New Zealand in the World
Economy by Dr John Edwards Phd. Dr Edwards is Adjunct Professor at
the Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Curtin University and is
Sydney based Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand with
|Dr Edwards highlighted where New Zealand stands in a global
position, in comparison with the other powers of United States,
China, India and Australia. He stated that wealth has increased
more over the last ten years than any other period in history.
Unfortunately for the exporters present, he was unable to offer
much in the way of encouragement to them. His prediction is that
things will stay the way they are for some time to come. A bit of a
paradox really, when 2007 is the Year of the Exporter!
||Garry Dean, Senior Manager, Treasury Sales spoke briefly, from
his perspective, confirming that he also could foresee no great
change in the interim.
There were a great many questions asked to the speakers, and the
discussion could have continued a lot longer.
lucky winners of
Peter van Lockven
||Dr Edwards making the draw
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