Asia & International Markets

Shining a light on India’s diaspora: Diwali – celebrating new beginnings, good over evil, and light over darkness

A bright light is shining on Australia’s Indian diaspora and its culture right across political and corporate spheres, and civil society. Indians are being seen and heard in Australia like…

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Chinese investment in Australia consolidates to pre-mining boom levels as priorities shift

The outlook for Chinese Investment in Australia is mixed and uncertain, and we anticipate any future growth to remain muted compared to previous years.

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With the tsunami of COVID-19, Australian businesses need to maintain their focus on India

A second wave or tsunami of COVID-19 infections is ravaging India with predictions it will peak in mid-May.

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Beyond Bali and Bintang beer – it’s time for a stronger future with Indonesia

A year ago, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo became the 15th world leader to address the House of Representatives in Canberra. It was hoped that the visit would be the trigger…

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Hardworking and strong: Welcome to the year of the ox

Lunar New Year falls on February 12 this year as we bid farewell to the Year of the Rat and usher in the Year of the Ox. Who would have…

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India launches Australia Economic Strategy: roadmap for diversification in challenging geopolitical times

With our China relationship at its lowest point in decades, Australian businesses should be thinking more seriously about other attractive market destinations – while continuing to carefully manage trading relationships with China in 2021 and beyond.

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RCEP: a timely mechanism for building ties and enriching connectivity and trust in the ASEAN region

Because of Australia’s existing trade agreements with other RCEP member countries, substantial tariff cuts on Australian exports are not the major advantage for us. But just as significant as trade flows, however, are the geopolitical implications of RCEP.

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Roaring Tigers of the New Australian Economy

Migrants into Australia are a vitally important part the economy, worth $1.6 trillion by 2050. Migrants not only offer important economic benefits, they also bring diversity of thinking, innovation and growth to the Australian business landscape.

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Australian Agriculture in a Geopolitical Maelstrom

The strong international focus of Australian agriculture drives growth opportunities, but also exposes the sector to significant geopolitical risk.

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COVID-19: The global economic outlook: uncertainty doesn’t have to mean paralysis

The only thing certain about the current global economic outlook is that it is uncertain.

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Chinese investment in Australia falls in 2019 despite record bilateral trading year

The decline reflects the impact of Chinese ODI regulations driving a shift towards less risky and higher quality investments.

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More than Cricket, Curry and the Commonwealth: Forging a stronger Australia India relationship

There is no market over the next 20 years which offers more growth opportunities for Australian business than India

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China still remains incredibly important to Australian business

With China’s economy showing signs of recovery as the country begins to emerge from the COVID-19 epidemic, we can’t lose commercial sight that China remains incredibly important in the medium-long term to Australia.

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