Venture capital: How badly will The Big Chill hit NZ?

The investors who fund startups are pulling in their heads in the US and Australia, and slashing the value of their existing holdings amid rising interest rates, recession fears and a dive in tech stocks on public markets. Industry players say New Zealand might not get hit so hard, however, given that investors here have … Read more

Stung by China’s tariffs, Australian growers embrace new markets | Agriculture

Sydney, Australia – Brett Hosking, a grain farmer in Victoria, Australia, has taken a significant cut in profits since China slapped an 80.5 percent tariff on Australian malt barley in 2020. Now, barley growers estimate that they are losing $50 Australian dollars ($35) per tonne, he said, because they are having to sell their quality … Read more