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Trade Winds
28 Oct 2016
This week’s readings cover advances in trade using blockchain, and new research related to FDI and innovation.
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Media releases
Seminar to assist Melbourne business benefit from North Asia FTAs (Ministerial)
28 Oct 2016
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Keith Pitt will host a seminar in Melbourne next week to help local businesses make the most of Australia’s free trade agreements (FTAs) with Korea ...
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Investor Update
Australia New Zealand Infrastructure Pipeline website launched
28 Oct 2016
The Australia New Zealand Infrastructure Pipeline (ANZIP) website has been launched by Treasurer Scott Morrison and New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Bill English.
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Economic analysis
Service exports: we offer more than sightseeing and text books
28 Oct 2016
For the calendar year 2015, the value of Australia's exports of services totalled $66.2 billion, representing almost 20 per cent of total exports. Within this aggregate, the data show significant dif ...
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Australia Unlimited feature
The Australian PHD student helping NASA find alien life
27 Oct 2016
24-year-old Seamus Thomson is using his biomedical engineering skills on two major projects – a proposed mission to look for life on Saturn’s sixth-largest moon, and the Icebreaker Life mission to Mar ...
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Economic analysis
Australia and the flow of global talent
25 Oct 2016
Australia has one of the highest shares of foreign-born populations across all members of the OECD. According to the data, in 2014 the ratio was about 29 per cent, below only Luxembourg and Switzerla ...
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Investor Update
China–Australia consortium invests $1.7 billion in Australian healthcare expertise
25 Oct 2016
The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) has approved the A$1.7 billion investment in GenesisCare by a consortium formed by Macquarie Capital and Hong Kong-based China Resources Group.
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Media releases
Fifth Landing Pad finds a home (Ministerial)
24 Oct 2016
Berlin’s Betahaus house will be the home of Australia’s fifth Landing Pad – a place for Aussie entrepreneurs to launch their startup to the world.
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Media releases
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment addresses AccessChina’16 (Ministerial)
24 Oct 2016
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Keith Pitt MP, today delivered the keynote address in Shanghai, at AccessChina’16.
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Media releases
Rock Lobster exports go live with ChAFTA (Ministerial)
24 Oct 2016
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Keith Pitt MP has visited the Geraldton Fishermen’s Cooperative (GFC) live lobster warehouse facility and nearby Jiangnan Wholesale Fruit ...
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Economic analysis
Trade Winds
21 Oct 2016
Wine Australia’s September Export Update explains CHAFTA, e-commerce platforms and changing tastes are key reasons China has become Australia’s number one wine export market.
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Investor Update
US digital firm establishes Asia-Pacific “Collaboratory” in Melbourne
21 Oct 2016
Cognizant Digital Works, a NASDAQ-listed technology company, is establishing a “Collaboratory” in Melbourne, creating up to 110 new highly skilled jobs.
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Media releases
WTO Ministers Meeting (Ministerial)
21 Oct 2016
I will attend a meeting of World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministers in Norway this weekend. My visit will be an opportunity to discuss ways to reinvigorate WTO negotiations and set the agenda for the ...
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Media releases
Visit to China to support economic, trade and investment links (Ministerial)
21 Oct 2016
The Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Keith Pitt MP, is undertaking his first official visit to China today to strengthen the economic relationship with Australia’s larges ...
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Economic analysis
Asian popular culture enhances export revenue and soft power
20 Oct 2016
The rise of the Asian middle-class consumer is a trend now widely expected to drive Australia’s economic prosperity.
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Australia Unlimited feature
Australian online wine retailer Vinomofo goes global
20 Oct 2016
Australian wine startup Vinomofo, has grown from a retail site working out of a garage in Adelaide, to a hugely successful outfit that employs 100 staff, has sold 3.5 million bottles of wine (over 5 y ...
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Economic analysis
Peak trade, a pause, or just back to normal: What’s up with world trade?
19 Oct 2016
In my recent post on the outlook for global growth and world trade, I noted that the IMF devotes a whole chapter (pdf) in this month’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) to investigating some of the possibl ...
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Success stories
Australian hotel services group sets high standards in China
18 Oct 2016
Argyle Hotel Group exports the highest standard of Australian hotel and resort management services to China. By strategically targeting second- and third-tier provinces, the group has rapidly expanded ...
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Education news
Sponsorship opportunity: Australian Alumnus of the Year Gala Dinner in Cambodia
17 Oct 2016
The Australian Embassy in Cambodia is co-hosting the Australian Alumnus of the Year Gala Dinner with the Australian Alumni Association of Cambodia, to be held on 30 November 2016, in Phnom Penh. Spons ...
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Media releases
Tourism Ministers gather to support industry growth (Ministerial)
14 Oct 2016
Today I will meet with State and Territory Tourism Ministers in Hobart to advance our combined support for Australia’s tourism industry.
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