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AIBS 2016: The breadth of international business activity, revisited
25 Aug 2016
One of the findings I highlighted from AIBS 2015 was the breadth of international business activity undertaken by the Australian firms we surveyed. The results from AIBS 2016 confirm this result.
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Economic analysis
A Vote of Confidence: Moody's affirms Australia's Aaa rating; maintains stable outlook
24 Aug 2016
Following the latest assessments of Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and Fitch in July, Moody’s Investors Service is the latest major agency to have reaffirmed its view on Australia’s Aaa rating.
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Economic analysis
Australia-ASEAN Business Relations
24 Aug 2016
Last week I spoke at the Australia-ASEAN Business Relations conference in Brisbane.
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Media releases
Fruit export opportunities in Asia (Ministerial)
23 Aug 2016
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Keith Pitt MP, and Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry MP, today met tropical fruit farmers in Central Queensland interested ...
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Investor Update
China’s BGI invests in Australian genomics R&D
23 Aug 2016
Global genomics company BGI has reinforced its research and development (R&D) ties with Australia by opening a new Asia-Pacific headquarters in Brisbane.
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Australia Unlimited feature
Nura Headphones: Changing the way the world hears
23 Aug 2016
Australian technology startup Nura is changing how you hear. Its innovative headphone design adapts sound specifically to your ears to create a crystal-clear audio experience. In the same way humans ...
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Media releases
Exporters on the up: Australia’s international business survey
22 Aug 2016
Australian exporters say the outlook for their business has improved in the last 12 months and they plan to expand into new international markets.
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Economic analysis
Trade Winds
19 Aug 2016
This week’s readings have a strong focus on Australia’s International Business Survey (AIBS) given its release this week, and also cover important themes for Australia in Asia – the Australia-China bi ...
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Investor Update
International consortia bid for Melbourne Metro Tunnel
19 Aug 2016
Three consortia featuring international construction companies from Asia, Europe and North America have been shortlisted to build Melbourne's Metro Tunnel.
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Economic analysis
AIBS 2016 – Learning from peers’ international experiences
18 Aug 2016
The market results of this year’s AIBS survey provide internationally-active businesses some insight into the experience of their peers.
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Investor Update
Global data centre provider expands Australian presence
18 Aug 2016
Equinix, a NASDAQ-listed provider of carrier-neutral data centres, has completed a US$28 million expansion of its Melbourne data centre.
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Media releases
Small businesses benefitting from new export loan (Ministerial)
18 Aug 2016
The Turnbull Government is helping small and medium enterprises become exporters through the Small Business Export Loan.
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Economic analysis
AIBS 2016: Outlook, top target markets, and key risks to international business
18 Aug 2016
I’ve noted a few times on this blog the challenging environment facing global trade. In that context, one powerful message from the survey results contained in AIBS 2016 is the continued optimism ex ...
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Economic analysis
AIBS 2016: A look at our respondents
18 Aug 2016
AIBS 2016 is one of the largest and most detailed surveys of Australia’s internationally-active businesses: this latest survey captures the views of 913 businesses operating across more than 100 inter ...
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Economic analysis
AIBS 2016: Our latest snapshot of Australia’s internationally-active businesses
18 Aug 2016
Supported by Austrade, Efic and the Export Council of Australia (ECA) and conducted by the University of Sydney, AIBS 2016 is the third survey in the AIBS series and builds upon the work of its two pr ...
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Media releases
Australia benefiting from free trade agreements (Ministerial)
18 Aug 2016
Australian exporters are benefiting from free trade agreements with key trading partners and most intend to expand into new markets, according to a report released today.
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Media releases
Aussie startups visit Chengdu to build global innovation networks
16 Aug 2016
Australian startups are visiting Chengdu this week (15-20 August) to help facilitate bilateral trade and innovation exchange between Australia and China.
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Media releases
Working holiday maker visa review now underway (Ministerial)
16 Aug 2016
The Coalition Government today announced the commencement of a review and public consultation on the broad range of issues affecting the supply and remuneration conditions of labour performed by Worki ...
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Investor Update
Sanofi invests in new Brisbane-based production facility
16 Aug 2016
To keep pace with ever-increasing demand from China for Australian-produced vitamins and mineral supplements, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare is expanding its production facilities in Brisbane.
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Media releases
Trade in Services continues growth trajectory (Ministerial)
16 Aug 2016
Australia’s services trade recorded strong growth in 2015, increasing 9.1 per cent by value to $142.5 billion, according to the latest release of services trade statistics from the Department of Forei ...
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