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Businesses invited to take part in Energy Water Food Nexus Seminar
19 Sep 2014
Australian businesses are invited to a seminar on the interconnection between energy, water and food, and their associated challenges, as part of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Business Week.
Chile
Economic leadership forum to chart new directions in the Australia-Chile relationship
16 Sep 2014
Australian companies are encouraged to register their interest in attending the Australia-Chile: Asia Pacific Platforms economic forum, to be held in Santiago, Chile, on 11 - 12 December 2014.
China
Australia’s HunterNet strikes a rich seam in China
15 Sep 2014
HunterNet, an Australian mining and infrastructure industry association, has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with the China National Coal Association (CNCA) and the China Circular Economy Ass ...
Austrade selects TradeStart partners, office network
11 Sep 2014
The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) has selected its TradeStart partners for the next four years following a tender process and announced two new offices in its network.
Korea, Rep (South Korea)
Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement 'one step closer'
5 Sep 2014
Australia’s Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) has recommended the Government take binding treaty action on the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) in a report tabled in Parliament.
Australia launches economic diplomacy initiative
3 Sep 2014
Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, and Trade and Investment Minister, Andrew Robb, have launched the Australian Government’s economic diplomacy policy to boost prosperity by strengthening the ...
Australia’s Monash University students win global Microsoft competition
28 Aug 2014
Two students of Australia’s Monash University have won Microsoft’s Imagine Cup competition by developing a smartphone app that detects anaemia without a doctor. Jarrel Seah and Jennifer Tang, both ...
Malaysia
Trade ministers receive insights from Australian and Malaysian businesses on strengthening bilateral ties
21 Aug 2014
Australian and Malaysian businesspeople had the opportunity to share their views on strengthening trade links with Malaysian Minister of International Trade Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed and Australia’s M ...
Peru
Lima prepares to host 2019 Pan Am Games
18 Aug 2014
Peru’s capital city, Lima, will host the 2019 Pan American Games and is seeking architects, designers, construction companies, event planners and producers and others to help prepare for the major spo ...
Boosting Australian services and know-how to Asia
5 Aug 2014
The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), the Australian Services Roundtable (ASR) and Asialink Business have launched the Services Framework Project, a series of research-based activities aimed at ...
Australia leads G20 nations on e-trade readiness
18 Jul 2014Government
Australia is better placed to grow global online commerce than any other nation in the G20, according to the 2014 Economist Intelligence Unit G20 e-Trade Readiness Index.
Mexico
Mexico seeks Australian involvement in US$578 billion infrastructure program
17 Jul 2014Government
The Mexican Government has highlighted opportunities for Australian businesses in its US$578 billion infrastructure program.
Poland
National aerospace organisations in Australia and Poland strengthen collaborative ties
14 Jul 2014
Associations representing the national aerospace industries of Australia and Poland have laid the groundwork for stronger commercial ties by signing a Memorandum of Collaboration in Melbourne.
Philippines
Philippines reconstruction planning underway
11 Jul 2014Government
The Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (OPARR) in the Philippines is developing a master plan for the nation’s reconstruction and recovery post Typhoon Haiyan, which ...
Japan
Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement signed
8 Jul 2014
Prime Ministers Tony Abbott and Shinzo Abe have signed the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA), a landmark agreement set to strengthen ties with Australia’s second-largest trading p ...
Backing Australia’s strengths in innovation
1 Jul 2014
The Australian government is backing innovation ”as a strong priority”, Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb has told the 64th Nobel Laureates meeting in physiology and medicine held in Lind ...
Brazil
Get to know Brazil: Austrade highlights aquaculture opportunities
1 Jul 2014Seafood
With the 2014 FIFA World Cup shining a spotlight on Brazil, Austrade is encouraging Australian businesses to explore aquaculture opportunities in the world’s seventh largest economy.
Malaysia
Malaysia and Australia – partnering for success
27 Jun 2014
Susan Kahwati, Senior Trade Commissioner – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Every day in my role, I come across yet another example of how Australia is contributing to Malaysia’s development and success. Whi ...
Austrade sends a challenge to women in export
24 Jun 2014Government
Statistics show that a growing number of Australia’s female business owners are engaging internationally, yet only a few of them have nominated themselves for the annual Australian Export Awards so fa ...
EMDG scheme continues to assist Australian exporters
18 Jun 2014Government
The initial payment ceiling for the grant year 2013–14 for the Export Market Development Grants scheme would be $60,000, Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb, confirmed this week.

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