European Union trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström is in New Zealand and Australia this week to push negotiations.

EU trade commissioner to discuss FTA in public forum

Tue 19 Jun

Analysis: The government seeks backing for its about-turn on the need for more FTAs. 

Swiss financial reformer Hansruedi Weber wants to end money created as debt.

Swiss to vote on money reform

WEEKEND REVIEW Sat 9 Jun 2

Analysis: A referendum will decide on whether all credit should be controlled by the Swiss National Bank.

Australian Airports Association chief executive Caroline Wilkie says "It's important there remains a healthy level of competition in the market."

Air NZ, Qantas agreement needs scrutiny

WEEKEND REVIEW Fri 8 Jun

Analysis: The irony is that airports – themselves effectively monopolies – can throw the accusation back at their main customers.

Pimco global economist Joachim Fels says "rude awakenings" await global markets.

Global economy diverges as US, China soar and Europe lags

Tue 5 Jun

Analysis: US trade gap is narrowing and worker productivity is rising.

Economist Donal Curtin Curtin says while NZ has some of the world’s best settings for business, actual performance is poor.

Business needs to tackle confidence gap

WEEKEND REVIEW Fri 1 Jun 7

While complaint is one response to unwanted government policies, complacency is not.

NZIER principal economist Christina Leung says outlook negativity is highest in the South Island.

Will the economy go up or down? Economists say take your pick

Fri 1 Jun

Analysis: ANZ's latest Business Outlook shows a further drop in pessimism, though own activity remains positive.