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China's CPTPP bid: What is Beijing up to?

Charles Finny
Tue, 21 Sep 2021

Currently China’s relations with several CPTPP members range from bad to terrible. (Image: Getty)
Charles Finny
Tue, 21 Sep 2021
There are two explanations for last week’s surprising application letter to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). One is economic. The other is political.The economic explanation would have a group of purist economists taking over the decision-making process in Beijing.  Upset at the inefficiencies they see in the state-owned enterprise (SOE) sector they look for a way to introduce essential reforms to the sector without risking too big a backlash from the senior national, provincial and city-level...

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Why US private equity still sees a silver lining in the All Blacks
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 Silver Lake has been battered from pillar to post in the great Kiwi rugby debate. So, why is it not giving up?

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Samantha Barrass, Rob Everett’s successor at the FMA, may have a baptism of fire.

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