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The ‘internationalisation’ of the Australian economy
30 Aug 2016
This week I gave a guest lecture at The University of Sydney Business School on how, where and when Australian businesses go international.
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Media releases
Ideas bloom: first Australian startups land in San Francisco
29 Aug 2016
Australia’s first Landing Pad for startups and entrepreneurs has opened for business with the arrival of the inaugural group of Aussie innovators in San Francisco.
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Investor Update
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board opens Sydney office
29 Aug 2016
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is opening a standalone office in Sydney to formalise its existing Australian operations.
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Economic analysis
AIBS 2016: First international markets
26 Aug 2016
For the first time in our survey series, in AIBS 2016 we asked respondents to tell us about the first overseas market from which their business had earned overseas revenue.
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Economic analysis
AIBS 2016: A look at our data on investment flows
26 Aug 2016
In my previous post I reviewed the breadth of international business activities engaged in by our AIBS 2016 respondents. In this year’s survey we decided to dig into these numbers in a little more de ...
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Media releases
Strong export interest for Korea (Ministerial)
25 Aug 2016
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Keith Pitt MP, today addressed Queensland businesses at a seminar in Brisbane focused on benefits and opportunities for the food and beve ...
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Economic analysis
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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Success stories
Australian Institute's hospitality training supports Sri Lanka's growing tourism market
23 Aug 2016
William Angliss Institute, one of Australia’s leading centres for hospitality training, is providing specialised skills development for hundreds of graduates each year through a successful partnership ...
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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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