Asia & International Markets

Passion, exuberance, colour and sound will celebrate India’s 75th Anniversary of Independence

Today 15 August India marks the 75th anniversary of their independence and the world’s largest democracy will celebrate it with a typical display of passion, exuberance, colour, and sound. However,…

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Semiconductors, new Economic Frameworks and Quad summits: what does US President Biden’s tour of Asia all mean?

Biden’s recent tour was designed to demonstrate the US administration’s diplomatic and economic commitment to the Indo-Pacific.

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A big deal: Australia-India trade set to turbo-charge the bilateral economic relationship

The signing of the historic Australia-India trade deal on 2 April, in a record time frame and of an unexpected magnitude, symbolises an unwavering commitment and deep mutual desire to…

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Welcome to the Year of the Water Tiger.

Welcome to the Year of the Water Tiger. The Year of the Tiger is about vitality and strength something we all need as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. People born in…

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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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