The Wall Street Journel interview with John Key generated a bit of interest in New Zealand, but mostly by way of the isn’t-it-good-the-world-notices-us reporting.
Bernard Hickey reckons it was worth much more than that and explains how John Key secured a US1bln loan for New Zealand with a newspaper interview.
Hickey’s post explains how ANZ National secured a $1b bond issue in the USA, it’s worth reading in full so I’ll leave it with this:
It turns out the interview was a crucial factor in the success of the bond issue, the first long term issue by a New Zealand bank since July last year. It is likely to set the tone for more.
Thank you John.