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2016 Benchmark Report: Australia – 25 years of consecutive growth
8 Feb 2016
Australia’s 2016 Benchmark Report has just been released – and the figures are both excellent and heartening.
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Trade Winds
5 Feb 2016
This week’s readings explain why food trade will remain important in ensuring adequate distribution of food across Asia, and includes a report on the impact of automation on economies - including on t ...
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Media releases | Latest from Austrade
Robb Signs historic Trans Pacific Trade Pact (TPP) in New Zealand (Ministerial)
5 Feb 2016
The historic Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – which will see the elimination of 98 per cent of tariffs among 12 countries – was formally signed today in New Zealand by the Minister for Trad ...
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Investor Update
Canadian oil and gas software maker opens in Australia
5 Feb 2016
Energy Navigator, the Canadian oil and gas software maker, has opened an office in Brisbane to support its clients in Australia and around the Asia-Pacific region.
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Vietnam seeks Australian expertise in agribusiness R&D and education
4 Feb 2016
Australian businesses, research and education institutions are encouraged to examine the growing opportunities in Vietnam’s agribusiness sector.
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Economic analysis
Australia’s participation in Global Value Chains
4 Feb 2016
We’ve noted before the central role that global value chains (GVCs) play in today’s international trade landscape. Related, we’ve also discussed in the context of services the way in which statistics ...
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Investor Update
Speciality chemicals conglomerate opens blending and storage facility in Western Australia
4 Feb 2016
The multi-national speciality chemicals conglomerate, Clariant, has opened a blending and storage facility in Karratha, Western Australia.
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Investor Update
International JV ships first liquefied natural gas from Queensland
3 Feb 2016
The international JV, Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG), has shipped its first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Curtis Island, near Gladstone in Queensland.
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Media releases | Latest from Austrade
Robb to lead Australia Week in China Business Mission (Ministerial)
3 Feb 2016
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb today called for business leaders to join what is expected to be Australia’s largest-ever trade mission to China between 11-15 April.
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Economic analysis
2016 Benchmark Report released
3 Feb 2016
The 2016 Benchmark Report has recently been released by the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade).
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Economic analysis
Commodities, China and capital flows
2 Feb 2016
New patterns of global capital flows are emerging as the world economy evolves, with recent changes in both the sources and recipients of cross-border capital movements driven in part by big changes i ...
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Education news
Australian alumni win Malaysian awards
2 Feb 2016
Winners of the Australian Alumni Awards were announced at the 2015 Australian Alumni Gala Dinner, which gathers Malaysian graduates from more than 25 Australian institutions to celebrate their achieve ...
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Economic analysis
Trade Winds
29 Jan 2016
Welcome to the first ‘Weekend Reading’ for 2016. This week’s readings put a value to science-related exports, and identify upcoming economic changes and investment opportunities arising from the ‘Fou ...
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Australia Unlimited feature
Battling baffling brain disease
29 Jan 2016
Using yeast, stem cells and his impressive brain power, clinician and neuroscientist Vikram Khurana is tracking down the causes of – and treatments for - debilitating brain disorders like Alzheimer’s ...
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Economic analysis
Oil, trade and the world economy... plus Ferraris and Zombie Ships
29 Jan 2016
As mentioned in one of last week’s posts, one of the developments that has been unnerving financial markets this year has been the sharp drop in commodity prices in general and in the price of oil in ...
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Australia Unlimited feature
Noma is in residence
26 Jan 2016
On New Year's Eve 2015, a group of visitors was settling in to a new Sydney home. Beneath the giant starbursts of coloured light, Danish chef Rene Redzepi was unpacking his bags. So too was the entire ...
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Latest from Austrade
Enhancing trade and investment ties across the Middle East
25 Jan 2016
The Australia Unlimited Middle East North Africa (AU MENA) 2016 promotion will showcase Australia’s capabilities across various industry sectors and enhance investment and education links with the reg ...
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Australian food capabilities on show in Vietnam
22 Jan 2016
A growing urban middle-class with increased disposable income and changing consumption patterns is creating new opportunities for Australian exporters in Vietnam, particularly in food and beverages.
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Economic analysis
Global FDI inflows recovered in 2015
22 Jan 2016
UNCTAD has released its first estimates of global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows for last year.
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Economic analysis
A shaky start to 2016
22 Jan 2016
The world economy has had a pretty shaky start to 2016, with share markets suffering their worst start to a year on record.
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