Mooncake Festival lights up Chinese business opportunities

BNZ’s Head of Asia Business Paul Gestro reflects on what Mid-Autumn Festival (or Mooncake Festival) means if you are doing business with China.

If you do business in China, you’ll be more than familiar with the Mid-Autumn Festival (or Mooncake Festival) – the second most important festival to Chinese people after the New Year. You may already have a stack of uneaten cakes piling up on your desk – as business partners, colleagues, employees, friends or family seek to acknowledge you during this traditional gift-giving time of the lunar year. Continue reading…

World Dairy Prices 101 with Tony Alexander

We’ve heard about Greece and China. This time, in a Q+A session, we asked BNZ Chief Economist Tony Alexander to explain why international dairy prices are so low, whether farmers should be able to farm through them, and what it means for the New Zealand economy. Here are his answers. Continue reading…