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South Korea: The Impact of Covid-19 on NZ Business

• The overall impression from a range of NZ exporters to Korea is that the impact on their business has not been as bad as expected. • Appetite for F&B in retail in particular has soared in recent months and some NZ exporters have been quick to bring in higher[…]

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Internship an education in S. Korea’s entertainment industry

Halfway through her three-month internship with South Korean entertainment company CJ Culture Foundation, Ankita Singh reflects on living and working in one of the world’s cultural capitals, Seoul. In late December, I headed off to undertake a three-month internship with a fellow Kiwi intern in Seoul – the capital and[…]

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Korea’s Sovereign Rating Remains at AA

Standard and Poor’s (S&P) on Nov. 6 announced that it kept Korea’s sovereign rating at “AA” and the country’s economic forecast at “stable.” The global ratings agency said the Korean economy has seen more solid growth than other high-income countries and is diversified in not being dependent on a certain industry or export market. S&P’s stable outlook also reflected the[…]

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Winston Peters meets with Korea Racing Authority Chairperson

The following is the text of a statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Rt Hon. Winston Peters following his meeting in Seoul with representatives of the Korean horse racing industry industry on 30 October 2019:- “Racing Minister Winston Peters met with Korea Racing Authority Chairperson Nak Soon Kim[…]

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Strong year for New Zealand-South Korea trade

The value of total trade in goods between New Zealand and South Korea rose 33% in 2018 to NZ$4.5 billion, led by a 45.1% increase in imports from South Korea.  Exports from New Zealand to South Korea, New Zealand’s fifth largest goods trading partner, increased 17% in 2018 on the[…]

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Britannica: South Korea

: South Korea, country in East Asia. It occupies the southern portion of the Korean peninsula. The country is bordered by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) to the north, the East Sea (Sea of Japan) to the east, the East China Sea to the south, and the[…]

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Kiwi Lingo

New Zealand is a bilingual country and Te Reo is our other national language. It’s not as widely spoken as English but you might hear some of these words come up in conversation…

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What Is The New Zealand Language?

As one of the last nations to be established, New Zealand has a diverse number of languages used by its population. The three official New Zealand languages are English, Maori and New Zealand Sign Language. “Official languages” means that people have the right to use theses languages in legal proceedings,[…]

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Work and study options for Koreans

ENZ teamed up with Air New Zealand to host a seminar in South Korea last month, advising young Koreans about travel, work and study options in New Zealand – particularly English Language (ELS) and tertiary programmes. Held at the CGV Cine Library in Seoul, the seminar was aimed at young[…]

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Free trade with Korea a boon for Kiwi exporters

The eleventh largest economy in the world, the Republic of Korea, is home to some technology and manufacturing giants – names we all recognise, like Samsung, Hyundai, LG and Daewoo. Korea’s economic success is founded on access to world markets, and that’s great news for New Zealand exporters. While it’s[…]

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