The Panama Canal: mosquitoes, a soft voice and a big stick

A sense of intrigue prompted David Kennedy to visit Panama City – an oasis of wealth and success in Central America.  He was vaguely aware of its economic and historic importance: it is a metropolis of futuristic skyscrapers, an airline hub, a tax haven, a financial hub, a nexus of global trade, and a United States outpost of sorts.  He knew that all these attributes related, in one way or another, to the Panama Canal.

Find your 2016/17 Chinese (regional economic) horoscope here!

The Chinese Year of the Monkey begins on 8 February 2016.  According to the Chinese zodiac, monkeys are inventive and nimble creatures that thrive in situations involving risks and opportunities.   Uncertainties surrounding the health of the Chinese economy make the prospects for the New Zealand economy (and its regions) during the upcoming year somewhat unclear, so we want to give you some tips on how to be a clever monkey in 2016.