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Executive Update eNewsletter

The weekly newsletter for thought leaders 8th October 2010

Double dipping?

When our economic soothsayers were doing their crystal ball gazing on where the New Zealand economy might head in 2010, BERL and NZIER were among the more pessimistic of forecasters and much less bullish about our growth prospects than most of the bank economists. Hindsight indicates they were closer to the mark. Now both are pointing to some worrying signs of an increased risk of another economic downturn as Executive Update’s economic analyst Bob Edlin reports.
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Spring in demand for farm products

On brighter note, there’s hint of spring in the air and it has brought with it strong international demand for most of our agricultural commodities, says Jane Davidson, NZX Agrifax analyst. She says shortages in global supply of many commodities are underpinning prices at the start of new season and prospects look good for it staying that way.
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Grow your own leaders

Many global companies are having trouble filling their senior management roles – yet despite this critical gap, they haven’t yet got their own pipelines for talent development sorted.
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Britain’s new leader acts decisively

Our super-cautious National Government, blown around too easily by the breeze of popular opinion – its flipping and flopping on overseas property investment being the latest example – might want to take look at what’s happening in the “mother country” where  British PM David Cameron is proving to be man of action.
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Smarter, greener cities

Here’s thought for those focusing on what Auckland’s new Super City might end up like. By 2050, two thirds of the global population will live in cities. And, unless we get lot smarter in how we run our infrastructure, city growth over the next three decades will generate about half the total amount of greenhouses gases the planet can handle if we’re not to exceed the two deg

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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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