President Donald Trump played on fears.

WTO needs help not hindrance

Fri 15 Dec 1

Opinion: Domestic politics are dictating trade agreements and getting away from the basics of helping international businesses and their supply chains.

This is an opportunity for Finance Minister Grant Robertson to assuage concerns.

Slowing economic backdrop behind Robertson’s first statement

Fri 8 Dec

Finance Minister Grant Robertson first budget policy statement is likely to be very different from Bill English's last one.

The TPP win is securing the future of trade.

The universalism behind the TPP

Fri 24 Nov

Foreign Affairs: If the TPP were a system of US-led rules, and the US is gone but the TPP remains, what does this tell us?

Chile's former president Sebastián Piñer looks likely to be rebuffed by voters.

Billionaire candidate falls short in Chile, faces run-off election

Tue 21 Nov

Editor's Insight: Chile has been hit by an economic slump in recent years.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's trip to Asia was a success (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Government now faces the tough stuff

Fri 17 Nov 17

Weekly Hit: The prime minister has passed all her foreign policy tests but her government’s domestic programme represents a much bigger challenge.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has a tendency for gesture politics and personal brand management (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

The wages of spin

Thu 16 Nov 7

Order Paper: Gesture politics may come off self-indulgent and solipsistic, bordering on narcissism.


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