Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.1% in July 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This was the slowest pace of growth seen since May 2016 and well below the five-year average growth rate of 5.1%.
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc suggested New Zealand support Vietnam to build a value chain for dragon fruit while receiving Minister of Agriculture, Biosecurity, Food Safety, and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor in Hanoi on August 29.
Although it’s only a small part of the group, the good market for New Zealand apples contributed to the positive results of BayWa. The German multinational achieved a turnover of 8.3 billion euro, slightly more than in the same period last year.
Donald Trump and Brexit have given many people cause for concern about the future of the current world order. British economist Philippe Legrain spoke to Sam Sachdeva about tackling the public pessimism behind the rise of protectionism - and why there should be greater optimism about employing refugees. Sam Sachdeva reports for Newsroom.
The European Union’s top-ranking diplomat has talked up greater cooperation with New Zealand during a flying visit to the country, saying the EU is a reliable partner in an increasingly unstable environment.