Asia & International Markets

Welcome to the year of the Golden Pig 新年快乐

Today is the start of the Lunar New Year ushering in the Year of the Earth Pig. This year it is a Golden Pig, and event that occurs only once…

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New research shows ample opportunities but with challenges for Australian businesses in China

Two-thirds of Australian businesses operating in China plan to increase their investments in China, even while navigating a raft of shifting market challenges.

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Vibrant, progressive. China transforming aesthetically, technologically and socially

As QF108 flies 260 weary passengers 9000km from Beijing to Sydney, I am reflecting on my experiences of the past week during a business mission to China.

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Too big to fail. A personal story of the Lehman Bros collapse

On the 15 September 2008, Lehman Brothers, a bank considered ‘too big to fail’ filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, the single largest bankruptcy filing in the history of the US.

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The India Economic Strategy: an ambitious blueprint to raise India into our top three export markets by 2035

The report to the government, An India Economic Strategy To 2035 by Mr Peter Varghese AO, marks a great step forward in a relationship that has fallen in and out of interest to many Australian governments over past decades.

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Chinese investment in Australia remains strong despite global outflow slowdown

Australia remains a magnet for Chinese investment – but the 2017 annual figures have fallen materially and we need to be careful that current tensions do not lead to ongoing…

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Australian companies in China remain positive about growth opportunities but wary of atmospherics

China remains a difficult market to do business for many companies across multiple sectors and executives remain concerned about the Chinese economy, increasing protectionism and rising employment and operating costs.

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Advancing Australian Agriculture in partnership with Asia – the good times can be even better

Let’s be clear eyed and pragmatic about Asia. Australia’s agricultural future is now well and truly connected to Asian markets and will remain so for many decades, if not forever.

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Welcome to the year of the earth dog 新年快乐

Today marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year with the Year of the Earth Dog. Hear from our clients and partners about their experiences working with each other and their hopes for 2018.

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Australia’s clean, green & healthy image underpins surging Chinese investment in Australian healthcare.

Doug Ferguson discusses the latest trends from KPMG’s Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australian Healthcare report.

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Xi’s slogan is “the China dream”. What to watch for in The Great Hall of the People today. 

There is no disputing what is said at the conference will impact the future relations of Australia and other major trading partners with China.

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Setting up Australia’s future in Vietnam: time to seize on their growing economic maturity

Since establishing diplomatic relations with Vietnam in 1973 our two countries have experienced a growing mutuality of economic and security interests. But the benefits of this relationship are often undervalued.

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Chinese authorities are tightening regulations over outbound direct investment. What does this mean for Australia?

Today’s media reports that China’s Central Banking Regulator (CBRC) is investigating the domestic banking sector’s exposure to global investments made by several privately owned group companies is another example of direct action being taken by Chinese regulators to address capital outflows and high domestic debt levels.

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