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What Australia needs next to keep its economy growing

What Australia needs next to keep its economy growing

24.10.2017 ​HSBC Bank Australia

The nation’s long boom is the result of both luck and having a flexible and well-managed economy. But without reform, its 'unique talent' for avoiding recessions may wear thin, according to Paul Bloxham, HSBC’s Chief Economist for Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities.

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Future Investment Initiative

Future Investment Initiative

23.10.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

I will represent Australia at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Saudi Arabia this week. Hosted by HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the FII is an international forum that will bring together high-profile government and business leaders to discuss global investment trends and explore investment opportunities.

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North Asia FTA Seminars Help Australian Businesses Expand

North Asia FTA Seminars Help Australian Businesses Expand

23.10.2017 Sarkis Khoury

Australian businesses are embracing the free national seminars explaining the benefits and opportunities that have been created for Australian businesses as a result of the North Asia free trade agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Japan and China. Organised by Austrade – in conjunction with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), AusIndustry and Efic – the FTA seminar series was launched in March 2015 with the objective of providing clear and practical information on how Australian business can benefit from the FTAs.

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Visit to Hong Kong

Visit to Hong Kong

20.10.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Today I am visiting Hong Kong to further progress the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (A-HKFTA) negotiations and to drive more tourism investment into Australia. I will meet with Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, and Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Edward Yau, to build momentum for A-HKFTA.

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Singapore Australia Free Trade Agreement

Singapore Australia Free Trade Agreement

19.10.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

The Turnbull Coalition Government has created significant new opportunities for Australian businesses through the updates to the Singapore Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA), which passed both houses of Parliament today.

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What Happens If NAFTA Collapses?

What Happens If NAFTA Collapses?

19.10.2017 Deborah Elms

The fourth round of negotiations in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) finished up this week in Washington. Progress did not go well. Officials agreed to delay the next round to late November to give all parties time to bridge “conceptual gaps” between positions and to start scheduling rounds into early 2018.

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ProChile Australia, Sydney based job opportunity

ProChile Australia, Sydney based job opportunity

19.10.2017 Paula Moreno

We have a position opening at our ProChile Office in Sydney: Business Development Consultant - Mining Sector (Full-Time Contract). This role requires a professional expert in consulting/business development for the mining industry, to lead, grow and manage business connections for Chilean METS providers, in Australia.

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Australia SMEs Get a Taste of Selling to China at Melbourne Expo

Australia SMEs Get a Taste of Selling to China at Melbourne Expo

19.10.2017 Alibaba Australia

Australian small and medium-sized enterprises got a taste of what it takes to sell to China this past weekend, attending workshops and livestreaming events that launched 12 brands in the Chinese market. Gathered in Melbourne for the day-and-a-half Alibaba eCommerce Expo, 5,100 attendees, including 500 brands and 108 SME exhibitors, explored opportunities provided by Alibaba and its third-party partners to export to China.

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Leveraging Alibaba for Small Business

Leveraging Alibaba for Small Business

19.10.2017 Lisa McAuley

I recently had the great pleasure on Saturday of attending the inaugural Alibaba E-Commerce Expo in Melbourne, which helped to shed light on the opportunities e-commerce platforms like Alibaba present for small and medium-sized Australian businesses.

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Credit Insurance: How It Works and Why You Need It

Credit Insurance: How It Works and Why You Need It

16.10.2017 Tim Michael

Trade Credit Insurance is designed to protect exporters against bad debts and avoid any potential loss of income. But according to Graham Crozier, the Chief Executive of Coface in Australia, many exporters do not have credit insurance cover, placing their businesses at extreme risk. Coface, has been a global leader in credit insurance and risk management for more than 70 years.

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Australia-EU FTA survey

Australia-EU FTA survey

12.10.2017 Lisa McAuley

The ANU Centre for European Studies and the AiGroup would like to invite you to have your say on the forthcoming Australia-European Union Trade Agreement. The survey is short and straightforward. It will take less than 10 minutes to complete. 

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U.S. FDA Food Labeling Rules – Compliance Date Extension, Next Steps for Industry

U.S. FDA Food Labeling Rules – Compliance Date Extension, Next Steps for Industry

11.10.2017

On September 29, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed an extension of the compliance dates for the final rules mandating changes to food, beverage, and supplement labeling. The extension would provide large food businesses (defined for these rules as grossing ten million dollars or more in annual sales) until January 1, 2020 to comply, while small businesses would have an additional year.

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New Tourism Campaign to Attract Youth to Australia

New Tourism Campaign to Attract Youth to Australia

09.10.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Tourism Australia has launched a new youth campaign, ‘Aussie News Today,’ to attract more young people to Australia. Aussie News Today was launched atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge by former Wallabies rugby union star Nick Cummins, aka the ‘The Honey Badger’. Aussie News Today will capture humorous and interesting stories about Australia and share them with young people through Tourism Australia’s digital channels.

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Business Opportunities in Malaysia

Business Opportunities in Malaysia

09.10.2017 Jacqueline Mees-Buss

As part of the final unit for their Masters’ degree in International Business, students of the University of Sydney offer free consulting reports for Australian companies interested in learning more about their business opportunities in Malaysia.

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Showcase your company in our Innovations Book

Showcase your company in our Innovations Book

09.10.2017 Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL)

FIAL is launching the 3rd Edition of our Innovations Book! Expressions of Interest are now open for companies of all sizes, across the value chain, to be showcased in the book and share their innovation journey.

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Commonwealth Games To Reap Gold For QLD Trade

Commonwealth Games To Reap Gold For QLD Trade

09.10.2017 Kate Jones

Queenslanders will welcome more than 6,600 leading athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Our Games will attract 1.5 million spectators and a global television audience of 1.5 billion. It will be the biggest sporting spectacle in Australia for more than a decade.

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Best Practice: What businesses can learn from the APAC Payment Survey

Best Practice: What businesses can learn from the APAC Payment Survey

06.10.2017 Chris Little

It's all about taking the right risk for your business. Join us as we present new insights from the latest APAC Payment Survey Results, show how financial controllers and business owners can better manage their risk exposures and share the strategic approach which other organisations are taking.

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Export Marketing and Preparing to Visit the Market

Export Marketing and Preparing to Visit the Market

04.10.2017 Collins Rex

There are key constraints that you will need to consider as part of your international marketing communication strategy. Regardless of the type of communication (verbal, visual, written) your communications strategy will be affected by a mix of culture, language, education levels, economic development, media and government regulation.

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