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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.
India
India’s renewed focus on agricultural productivity creates new opportunities for Australia
17 Jun 2014
Australian agribusiness firms specialising in pre and post farm-gate services and solutions will benefit from India’s renewed focus on improving agricultural productivity and controlling food inflatio ...
United States of America
New Australian Consulate General to be established in Houston
13 Jun 2014Government
The Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott announced the opening of a new Consulate General in Houston, to strengthen the significant two-way investment between Australia and the US state of Texas.
Applications now open for Australian Export Awards
2 Jun 2014Government
Successful Australian businesses that are selling their products and services overseas are invited to apply for the 2014 Australian Export Awards (AEA), one of the longest running business awards in t ...
India
Australian firms invited to participate in major innovation showcase in India
29 May 2014
Leading Australian technology firms, research institutions, and universities are invited to explore new business partnerships with India by participating in the second Australian Innovation Showcase t ...
Japan
Australian table grapes in Japanese supermarkets for the first time
26 May 2014
The first ever shipment of Australian table grapes reached Japan in April, following eight years of market access negotiations that concluded successfully earlier this year. A total of 15 containers o ...
China
Latest trade statistics highlight growing trade with China
22 May 2014
Australia’s goods and services exports to China exceeded $100 billion for the first time in 2013, according to new trade and services data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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