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Insight - India looks to cook with Australia
29 Apr 2016India
Love or hate Australia’s version of MasterChef, the fact is the reality cooking show is the most watched programme of its kind in India.
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Insight - Argentine political change an optimistic move for investors
3 Dec 2015
Changes in political leadership are typically met with caution by the business community but this was not the case in Argentina on Monday. Results from the country’s presidential elections were greete ...
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Insight - Dubai: the Middle East’s metropolis of trade
27 Nov 2015
United Arab Emirates
In the long arc between Asia and Europe there is one city—Dubai—that stands out as a centre of trade and a safe haven for business and investment.
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Insight - The Philippines: a young and fast growing country
24 Sep 2015
In 2016 Australia and the Philippines will mark seventy years of diplomatic relations. This is an exciting moment in the bilateral relationship, with growth prospects strong and the business environme ...
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Insight - The future of Australian finance in China
28 Jan 2015
Australia’s free trade agreement with China offers our financial services sector an unprecedented opening to the capital markets of what may soon be the world’s largest economy.
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Insight - Energy security concerns are transforming the energy landscape in Central Europe
8 Dec 2014
The energy sector in Europe and the Central European region is undergoing a fundamental transformation as the region seeks to ensure its energy security.
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Insight - Tiger unleashed: Why Australian companies could reap the rewards of India’s roaring economy
2 Dec 2014
Since India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office earlier this year, India has embarked on a program of reform which, if successful, will provide a better environment for Australian business.
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Insight - Protecting intellectual property rights in China
8 Aug 2014
Protecting Intellectual property rights can present certain challenges for Australian companies in many jurisdictions and China is no exception.
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Insight - Five remarkable things you need to know about Taiwan
31 Jul 2014
Taiwan’s high and sustained economic growth from the 1960s onwards has been fuelled by its export-led growth strategy. With a small domestic market, Taiwan has used strong demand abroad for its export ...
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Insight - Corporate social responsibility, a new type of economic diplomacy in India?
14 May 2014
In the 1960s and 1970s, Australians travelled to India to find enlightenment; nowadays Australian companies are finding that enlightened self-interest is helping them forge a new type of economic dipl ...
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Insight - Polish aviation industry seeks Australian connections
15 Apr 2014
The Polish aviation industry is playing an increasingly significant role in the global aviation supply chain.
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Insight - Online retail driving sales growth in the UK
29 Jan 2014
United Kingdom
The UK retail experience of Christmas 2013 has re-inforced the growing role of online sales and, within that, the successful integration of online and store based sales through ‘click and collect’ ser ...
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Insight - The View from KL - More than just Kuala Lumpur
14 Jan 2014
There is more to Malaysia than just Kuala Lumpur. So often an Australian company will fly into the capital for a day or two of meetings but will not give a thought to other parts of the country, even ...
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Insight - China’s Challenge – Ambition and Execution
13 Dec 2013
China’s Third Plenum has embraced an ambitious reform agenda that promises to transform modern China. Remarkable changes are in prospect and global companies are already jostling for advantage in a fi ...
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Insight - Oil and Gas Market Opportunities in Israel for Australian Companies – The Next Stage
10 Dec 2013
In November 2010, the Israeli natural gas industry took a gigantic leap forward with the largest offshore discovery of natural gas in the world in the last decade; the Leviathan gas field with an esti ...
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Insight - Offshore ambitions offer rewards in South Korea’s financial services sector
3 Dec 2013
Korea, Rep (South Korea)
Despite the large bilateral merchandise trade, financial sector relations between Australia and South Korea are well short of their potential.
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Insight - Thailand: A Surprisingly Big Investor in Australia
21 Nov 2013
Foreign investment in Australia is a hot media topic and China is often the target of this scrutiny, even though it ranks only 11th as a source country for total foreign investment stock in Australia. ...
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Insight - China’s second and third tier markets for Australian goods and services
31 Oct 2013
The centre of China’s economic growth has shifted from the east coast to the second and third tier cities in Provinces further inland.
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Insight - China's smartphone shoppers ripe for Aussie revolutionaries
8 Oct 2013
LAST year, love-struck shoppers with a smartphone in one hand and a credit card in the other set an extraordinary record on Taobao, China's top retail website, spending $US3 billion in a single 24-hou ...
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Insight - Why a strong US economy matters
19 Aug 2013
United States of America
This year, the US$15.9 trillion US market is predicted to grow nearly 3 per cent against a backdrop of low inflation, low interest rates, falling unemployment and lower power costs.
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