Asia & International Markets

Consumer services, e-commerce and innovation will ‘fast track’ growth for China

To understand the growth of China it is important to understand the objectives of China’s economic development; the policies to steer this transition, the progress already and the risks and opportunities for Australia-China investment.

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猴年大吉: Swing in and celebrate the year of the fire monkey

Today marks the start of the Lunar New Year; the year of the Fire Monkey. Monkeys are witty, intelligent, mischievous and often naughty.

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China 2016: will the fire monkey (猴) flourish?

Over the past few months, some observers have developed an increasingly bearish outlook on China’s economy.

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Six months and six reform packages set Indonesia up for investment

New infrastructure worth $450 billion including 24 new sea ports, 15 new airports, 49 new mega dams and 39 MW of additional power is in the planning stage for Indonesia.…

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: 12 countries, 800 million people and 40 percent of world trade

The announcement of a breakthrough in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations overnight appears to be very positive news for the export of Australian goods and services and cross border investment.

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Advance Australia and embrace the ChaFTA: why business with China is good business

I am a proud Australian who has studied, lived and worked in Greater China as a professional services advisor for nearly 20 years. During this time, I have personally witnessed…

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Australia should look to China as a growth area for Australian professional services firms.

Yesterday in Canberra, Australia’s Trade & Investment Minister Andrew Robb and Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng formally signed the Australia China Free Trade Agreement (ChaFTA) which was first announced last…

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Seismic shifts in Chinese investment in Australia

On Monday, Premier Mike Baird launched our latest report Demystifying Chinese investment in Australia at an official state event hosting very senior Government and business leaders from Guangdong Province in…

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In Asia, ignore hierarchy at your peril

I once made a senior client angry. Furious, in fact. Working in Bangkok, and juggling multiple engagements, I was confronted with two conflicting meetings. I chose what I thought was…

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‘Make in India’, serviced by Australia

I recently visited India to attend KPMG’s Global Board and Council held in New Dehli. It was an exciting opportunity to not only catch up with the firm’s global leaders…

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It’s Chinese New Year: 新年快乐

Lunar New Year is the most important occasion in the Chinese calendar for our Chinese clients and staff who will generally celebrate 1-2 weeks holiday with family and close friends.

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CEOs question – are their CFOs stepping up to the plate?

There have been many surveys quizzing CFOs about their role and how it may change. But not asking their key stakeholder – the CEO, their boss – what their view…

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Who’s buying?

With surging demand in the Australian property market, and over the past 18 months, commercial property recovering to pre-global financial crisis levels – one might ask, well who’s buying? With…

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