Kiwi Iwi watch: Ngai Tahu’s Stacey Morrison‘s (L) Maori-Kiwi tribe grows.
Photo: Nita Prekazi.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.10.12~
Kiwibank chairman and former Hong Kong based investment banker Rob Morrison reckons every business should have a China strategy.
The principle of: ”Whatever China produces will go down in price and whatever it consumes will go up in price,” is a factor of business. “China is a key variable in pricing of almost anything,” he said yesterday at a symposium in Wellington hosted by Victoria University and the NZ China Council to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations with China.
The real drivers of growth in China are increased urbanisation of China’s 1.3 billion. The shifts in China’s population to cities was at 20% in the ’80′s. It is now at 47 %. It will rise to 51.5 % by 2015 and 80 % by 2050. Thus consumption, pollution, water usage are factors to think about.
“If you’re going to do business in China, think of those market conditions. These factors apply to the global economy as China will be the single biggest economy in terms of growth globally. Kiwis should spend more time strategising about that future,” Morrison said as reported by Audrey Young.
Alright: From New Zealand: “Chiwi Coffee Cafes” on every major city blocks. Pizzerias in every hood. Sushi bars with 100% NZ supplied tuna in every city. Baby Pod Stores: for new parents premium early childcare needs in every city. English schools with high teacher ratios to students. Grains and maize product ranges from NZ. Superfoods development exports too. NZ wine exports. Smartphone banking software products. Limestone. Steel. Forestry products. Water products exports. Cosmetics. City planning in NZ must be considered (Chinese comedians can stay). So much to think of here. Water is the big one though. That will get ugly by 2050!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific, 7.9.12~
Five Kiwis we’re reading online right now:
Tahi: Richard Kahui (pictured).
Rua: Glynis Carrington
Toru: Sarah Walker
Wha: Stacey Morrison
Rima: Keith Urban
AudioKiwis: The Accent.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.9.12~