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Despite five years of Modinomics, India continues to be constrained by economic fragilities

Despite five years of Modinomics, India continues to be constrained by economic fragilities

16.04.2019 Chris Little

When Narendra Modi ran for Prime Minister in 2014, he pledged to boost the competitiveness of India’s industrial sector to promote growth. Modi will be running for president again in India’s general elections between 11 April and 19 May. The economy is in a better position than it was in 2014, but many of the structural fragilities that Modi inherited continue to afflict India today and a mixed track record in terms of economic reforms has dampened enthusiasm for Modi.

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Australia’s drought impacts Ag exports

Australia’s drought impacts Ag exports

05.04.2019 Efic

Australian export earnings from agriculture are set to fall 4.5% over FY2019 and FY2020 as weaker production, stemming from the drought in eastern states, more than offsets the broad pickup in global prices.

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Statement on EMDG budget boost

Statement on EMDG budget boost

29.03.2019 Heath Baker

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) welcomes the government’s announcement to increase funding of the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) scheme.

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Have your say: Australia's largest international business survey now open

Have your say: Australia's largest international business survey now open

28.03.2019 Kristina Koprivica

The AIBS is one of the largest studies of its kind into Australia’s international business behaviour. Now in its sixth year, AIBS 2019 continues to gauge Australian business’ experiences and perspectives on international markets and continue to assess access to finance for international activities. This year AIBS features additional questions key markets like India, as well as Australian business’ use of innovation in their international market development activities.

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Australia and Hong Kong pen historic trade deal

Australia and Hong Kong pen historic trade deal

27.03.2019 Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham

Australia and Hong Kong have today signed the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (A‑HKFTA) and associated Investment Agreement, securing more certainty and opportunities for Australian farmers, businesses and investors.

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Brexit: The only certainty is more uncertainty

Brexit: The only certainty is more uncertainty

27.03.2019 Tim Michael

The European Union (EU) has agreed to postpone Brexit until May 22 to give UK Prime Minister Theresa May more time to get her deal approved in Parliament. But unsurprisingly, there are a strings attached.

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Australia’s Trade Through Time website goes live

Australia’s Trade Through Time website goes live

15.03.2019 Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the Australia’s Trade Through Time website will be a vital tool for students and the Australian public to explore and understand the significant events that have shaped our nation’s trading history.

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China Payment Survey 2019: Longer delays as growth falters

China Payment Survey 2019: Longer delays as growth falters

14.03.2019 Chris Little

2018 proved to be a relatively challenging year for China. Growth slowed to 6.6% and is expected to decline further in 2019 (6.2%, according to Coface forecasts). As a result, 59% of the 1500 Chinese companies that participated in Coface’s survey believe the economy will not improve in 2019, the worst since 2003. 

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Going Global export workshop - Liverpool

Going Global export workshop - Liverpool

07.03.2019 RDA Sydney

Aiming to assist small and medium businesses aspiring to export or already exporting, this free workshop will be facilitated by the Export Council of Australia. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity!

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Learn how to attract investment or funding to achieve your business goals

Learn how to attract investment or funding to achieve your business goals

07.03.2019 Trade and Investment Queensland

Whether you’re looking to expand domestically or explore global markets, knowing what sort of investment or funding suits your needs is crucial. At this workshop you’ll gain an understanding of investment and funding attraction pathways and what investors, banks and governments are looking for to make decisions.

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Geraldton - Free Trade Agreements Information Seminar

Geraldton - Free Trade Agreements Information Seminar

05.03.2019 Austrade

Join Austrade for this free information seminar in Geraldton WA and find out about how you can take advantage of Australia’s Free Trade Agreements with China, Japan, Korea and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

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Margaret River - Free Trade Agreements Information Seminar

Margaret River - Free Trade Agreements Information Seminar

05.03.2019 Austrade

Join Austrade for this free information seminar in Margaret River WA and find out about how you can take advantage of Australia’s Free Trade Agreements with China, Japan, Korea and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

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Australia and Indonesia sign landmark Trade Agreement

Australia and Indonesia sign landmark Trade Agreement

04.03.2019 Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham

Australia and Indonesia have today signed the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), starting a new chapter of cooperation and deeper economic management in one of our most important relationships.

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Orange - Free Trade Agreements Information Seminar

Orange - Free Trade Agreements Information Seminar

04.03.2019 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Find out about how you can take advantage of Australia’s Free Trade Agreements with China, Japan, Korea and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) countries.

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Imminent changes to air cargo security arrangements

Imminent changes to air cargo security arrangements

20.02.2019 Heath Baker

In just nine days there will be major changes to the way air cargo exports are screened.From 1 March 2019, all outbound international air cargo, regardless of destination, must:

  • be examined—at piece-level—by a Regulated Air Cargo Agent (RACA); or
  • originate from a Known Consignor. 

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Meeting your supply chain cashflow needs with Efic

Meeting your supply chain cashflow needs with Efic

20.02.2019 Efic

Finding new opportunities and partnerships to grow your business is exciting – but also comes with key financial challenges. As an export supply chain business, you may find that delivering on your contracts can put extra strain on your operating costs and cashflow.

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