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Executive Update eNewsletter

The weekly newsletter for thought leaders 17th December 2010

So long 2010

In this our final issue for the year, Executive Update looks ahead at the outlook for 2011, and beyond, and features some lessons learned the hard way in 2010. Best wishes to all our readers for happy Christmas and successful 2011. Read more »

The economy crawls into 2011

Don’t expect 2011 to herald sudden economic transformation – in fact the snail-like recovery is expected to continue for at least the first quarter of the year before growth perks up. That’s the message from New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER)’s latest quarterly economic consensus forecasts released this week. 
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Exporters confident about next year

The export sector, shining beacon in 2010, is upbeat and determined to increase its exports in the year ahead, according to Export New Zealand’s inaugural Export Outlook survey. Eighty percent of those surveyed are expecting to increase their orders across all markets. “Kiwi exporters are looking forward to 2011 with confidence borne of experience and self belief,” says Catherine Beard, executive director of Export New Zealand.
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Improving savings NZ’s biggest challenge

New Zealand’s most significant economic challenge “is increasing national savings and reducing our heavy reliance on borrowing from overseas lenders”, says Finance Minister Bill English. Budget 2011 will ensure the Government plays its part in improving the country’s national savings by controlling spending increases and setting credible path back to budget surplus, he says.
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The 10 biggest corporate blunders in 2010

From BP to Facebook, shabby behaviour by companies got plenty of headlines in 2010. Forbes Magazine has ranked its 10 biggest corporate gaffes in 2010… and there’s no prizes for guessing which company came in at No 1.
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11 crucial consumer trends for 2011

2011 will be another roller coaster year of threats and opportunities. Amidst currency wars and defaulting nations, there will more opportunities than ever for creative brands and entrepreneurs to deliver on changing consumer needs, says global consumer trends monitoring firm trendwat

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Business benefits of privacy

Privacy Week (13-17 May) is a great time to consider the importance of privacy and to help ensure you and your company have good privacy practices in place, writes Privacy

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