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IP for Digital Business Webinar - IP Australia

IP for Digital Business Webinar - IP Australia

14.01.2019 IP Australia

The digital economy is awash with fast-paced innovation, and for tech start-ups there is constant pressure to keep up. With so many other competing business priorities, thinking about intellectual property (IP) for ICT products and services can sometimes seem like a waste of precious time and money.

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Intellectual Property 101 Webinar - IP Australia

Intellectual Property 101 Webinar - IP Australia

08.01.2019 IP Australia

We know that start-ups are busy and thinking about intellectual property (IP) management can often seem like a waste of precious time and money. However, finding ways to protect your ideas is one of the best investments you can make in the long run, even with financial and time pressures.

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New Year brings good news for Australian exporters

New Year brings good news for Australian exporters

08.01.2019 Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham

Australian farmers and businesses will continue to reap the benefits of Australia’s free trade agreements with further tariff cuts set to boost Australia’s competitive advantage in two of our major export markets.

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Tighter liquidity in Asia: not all gloom and doom in 2019

Tighter liquidity in Asia: not all gloom and doom in 2019

20.12.2018 Chris Little

Asia has been under pressure following tighter global liquidity in 2018. Coface’s index for measuring relative vulnerability to outflows points to increasing divergence in Asia. A few markets will benefit from strong fundamentals, proactive monetary policies and ample buffers to resist outflows but others will be under pressure. Above all, the relative sustainability of the real external position is the most significant factor. Lastly, countries that do not possess flexible exchange rate regimes may struggle to smooth out currency fluctuations.

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2019 APAC Corporate Payment Trends Survey

2019 APAC Corporate Payment Trends Survey

14.12.2018 Chris Little

To better understand the corporate credit risk status in Australia, Coface conducts the 8th Survey of Corporate Credit Risk Management in Asia Pacific in 2018. You are cordially invited to participate. By completing this brief survey, you will go into the draw to win a $500 David Jones gift card. 

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Efic reports on improving business conditions in Emerging Asia

Efic reports on improving business conditions in Emerging Asia

11.12.2018 Export Finance Australia

Improving business conditions in Emerging Asia, which account for 45% of Australia’s goods and service exports, are positive for Australian exporters. India has shot up the World Bank’s annual Ease of Doing Business (EDB) rankings, climbing 23 spots to 77th out of 190 countries in the last 12 months.

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Efic supporting Australian Innovation

Efic supporting Australian Innovation

03.12.2018 Export Finance Australia

As the 56th Australian Export Awards season comes to an end, it’s a great time to reflect on Australian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the impact they are having globally.

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Commercialisation DIY Disaster

Commercialisation DIY Disaster

30.11.2018 Michael Masterson

Do-it-yourself (DIY), perhaps even more than rugby, is Australia’s great passion. Bunnings is a temple to Aussies love affair with making and fixing things by ourselves. While this approach might be OK if you’re tiling a bathroom it leads to major problems in business, and the bigger the business the bigger the problems.

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Behind the headlines - 2018 APEC CEO Summit

Behind the headlines - 2018 APEC CEO Summit

29.11.2018 Kristina Koprivica

ECA CEO, Alina Bain, attended the summit in Papua New Guinea in mid-November to champion Australian SMEs and take the temperature of attending APEC leaders, CEOs and global experts on vital issues impacting Aussie businesses. 

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Australia’s top exporters recognised

Australia’s top exporters recognised

28.11.2018 Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham

Aspen Medical and SEAPA have been awarded the prestigious Australian Exporter of the Year award. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham announced the 2018 Australian Export Award winners at a ceremony in Canberra last night.

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HSBC International Business Guides

HSBC International Business Guides

15.11.2018 ​HSBC Bank Australia

HSBC has recently launched 17 new International Business Guides which provide business leaders with key facts and insights on doing business in countries and territories around the world.

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The most valuable assets in your factory are the ones you can’t see

The most valuable assets in your factory are the ones you can’t see

14.11.2018 Michael Masterson

“Manufacturing” conjures up images of machines, production lines and products. In the past, the value of a manufacturing company lay primary in its tangible assets such as land, buildings and equipment. However times have changed. Today, the real value of a manufacturer is more likely to lie in its intangible assets such as the industrial know-how, systems and processes that keeps such organisations running safely, efficiently and competitively.

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How to increase your business export capability

How to increase your business export capability

09.11.2018 Angela Wright

Regional Development Australia Sydney, Camden Region Economic Taskforce & NSW Department of Industry invite you to a free “Building Export Capability for Small to Medium Enterprises” workshop to be held at Camden Council on 22 November 2018. 

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Efic’s global economic update out now

Efic’s global economic update out now

05.11.2018 Export Finance Australia

Rising trade tensions, ongoing geo-political ructions and tighter financing conditions saw the IMF cut its global growth forecast by 0.2 percentage points to 3.7% per annum in 2018 and 2019. While the global economy remains on track to match last year’s performance, which was the strongest pace of growth since 2011, this was the first IMF downgrade in more than two years.

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The New Be Trade Ready tool is out now to enable Australian exporters to grow in more markets

The New Be Trade Ready tool is out now to enable Australian exporters to grow in more markets

01.11.2018 Jacqueline Wong

Did you know 1 in 3 Australian businesses with Asian operations make more than 40% of their revenue from Asia? Have you thought about exporting to other international markets? Do you know how to get started? Visit ANZ Be Trade Ready, a digital tool developed in collaboration with the Export Council of Australia, to enable Australian businesses to research, plan and prepare for international expansion.

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Winners announced at 2018 Premier's NSW Export Awards

Winners announced at 2018 Premier's NSW Export Awards

25.10.2018 Kristina Koprivica

Nineteen New South Wales businesses have been recognised and celebrated for their outstanding success and contribution to the state’s trade output at the Premier’s New South Wales Export Awards which were held at the Star last night (Wednesday 24 October 2018).

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Winners of the 30th Western Australian Industry and Export Awards Announced

Winners of the 30th Western Australian Industry and Export Awards Announced

24.10.2018 Honor Iosif

It’s official! Another 12 businesses have joined the prestigious list of Western Australia’s best at this year's 30th Western Australian Industry & Export Awards. In the presence of peers from the international business community, winners of this year’s awards were announced at a gala ceremony on Thursday 18 October 2018.  


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Outstanding Queensland businesses win export awards

Outstanding Queensland businesses win export awards

12.10.2018 Richelle Ward

Sixteen Queensland businesses have been recognised and celebrated for their outstanding success and contribution to the state’s trade output at the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards which were held at the Hilton Brisbane last night (Thursday 11 October 2018).

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Efic’s Chief Economist on emerging markets

Efic’s Chief Economist on emerging markets

25.09.2018 Export Finance Australia

Are you thinking of expanding your business into an emerging market? Efic’s Chief Economist, Cassandra Winzenried, talks about the broader macroeconomic and country risks facing Australian export businesses wanting to expand overseas.

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