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Business 101 Series

Chapman Tripp and NZPBC warmly invite you to join us for a series of three workshops that focus on setting up a business in New Zealand.

The first of these workshops will be about “Taking the Leap”. Business owners will share their experience in taking the leap to start their own business. Come along to hear about how their journey began, the key challenges they faced and practical advice based on their experience of having recently taken the leap. This workshop will be held on Thursday, 22 June 2017 at 6pm at Level 35, ANZ Centre, 23 Albert Street.

Billionaire Andrew Tan Covers 1st Forbes Philippines

(source: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/05/06/15/which-billionaire-covers-1s...)

MANILA, Philippines - A Filipino billionaire landed the cover of Forbes Philippines' first issue.

Forbes Philippines on Tuesday revealed Alliance Global CEO Andrew Tan is on the cover of its first issue.

Tan is the fourth richest Filipino, and 330th in the world, on the 2015 Forbes Billionaires List. His net worth is estimated at $4.8 billion.

Philippine Airlines Looks to NZ Skies

(source: http://m.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11435965)

Philippine Airlines is looking at flying to New Zealand as part of an international expansion, Philippines media report.

The flag carrier's president Jaime Bautista said the airline is studying flying to Auckland as it is set to launch new flights to China and Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea in the next few months.

New Zealand Wants to Double Exports to Philippines by 2025

New Zealand targets to double its exports to the Philippines by 2025 in an effort to cement economic ties between the two nations.

“My target is to double New Zealand exports to the Philippines by 2025. So, from NZ$750 million [in exports last year] to NZ$1.5 billion by 2025, that will be my target,” New Zealand Trade Commissioner Hernando Banal II told reporters in a briefing Tuesday.

Wellington aims to grow the share of exports in gross domestic product to 40 percent by 2025 from 20 percent.

“The Philippines is a very important market for New Zealand,” Banal said.

ADVISORY ON DONATIONS FOR VICTIMS OF SUPER TYPHOON YOLANDA (HAIYAN)

*Source: Philippine Embassy NZ website, 18 November 2013
*Photo courtesy of The Independent UK

In response to queries regarding possible recipients of donations for those affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), please be advised that donations may be sent through the following:

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC)

Account Name: NDRRMC Donated Funds
Account Numbers: 0435-021927-030 (Peso Account); 0435-021927-530 (Dollar Account)
Swift Code: DBPHPHMM Account # 36002016