Asia & International Markets

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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China’s FTA – a boon for Australia’s professional services firms

The landmark announcements of the Australia-China FTA , the Sydney RMB hub and a basket of associated goodies signifies the start of a new golden age of partnership between our companies…

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Time for a new China tax treaty

The landmark free trade agreement that Australia has signed with China after the conclusion of the G20 summit is excellent news for the economy. But to get the full benefit…

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The Modi Express

The Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s visit to Australia has sparked an extraordinary response from the Indian community in Australia. The ‘Modi Express’ carrying over 200 Modi devotees on…

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How Chinese executives in Australia really feel

At the Sydney China Business Forum, hosted by University of Sydney China Studies Centre on Monday 17 November, we’ll announce the results of a survey of 51 senior Chinese executives…

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Chinese investment in Australian agribusiness

Recently we have witnessed intense debate with mainstream Australian society about the merits of foreign investment into Australian agriculture and agribusiness sectors and the potential for Australia to become a…

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China’s economic overhaul

Implications for Australia A new Rhodium Group report published by the Asia Society Policy Institute has found that despite many expecting Chinese President Xi Jinping to follow domestic political consensus,…

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