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Riordan Grains finds growth in North Asia
15 Dec 2017
Like a seed in a field of crops, Riordan Grains Services has grown to become a competitive player in the global market thanks to Australia’s free trade agreements with North Asia.
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Anniversary of Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (Ministerial)
15 Dec 2017
Today marks the third anniversary of the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA), which entered into force on 12 December 2014.
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Media releases
Digital trade breakthrough at MC11 (Ministerial)
15 Dec 2017
Australia has led an initiative at the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC11) on e-commerce.
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Australia’s manufacturing industries evolve to access global opportunities
15 Dec 2017
To embrace the impact of global manufacturing led by digitally driven products and services, Australian businesses are adopting new strategies and evolving their operations to access new opportunities ...
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Economic analysis
Australia’s economic outlook remains strong relative to OECD peers
14 Dec 2017
The Australian economy continues to grow at a solid pace, according to the latest OECD Economic forecast summary (November 2017).
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Australia Unlimited feature
Cutting-edge design with a conscience
14 Dec 2017
Designer Brodie Neill has taken his childhood passion for furniture-making and turned it into an international career, creating innovative pieces that could help to save the oceans.
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Investor Update
UK ICT investment into Australia: 2017 highlights
13 Dec 2017
British-Australian collaboration in the ICT sector remains strong, with many UK companies choosing Australia to establish Asia-Pacific regional headquarters due to the availability of highly skilled w ...
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Investor Update
Sumitomo Chemical to buy Botanical Resources Australia
13 Dec 2017
Japanese chemical giant Sumitomo Chemical group has spent approximately ¥15 billion (A$177 million) on Botanical Resources Australia, a Tasmanian pyrethrum business.
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Economic analysis
The diverse international activities of Australian businesses
12 Dec 2017
One of the features of Australia's International Business Survey (AIBS) - now in its fourth year - is that the survey provides an overview of a wide range of international activities of Australian fir ...
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Economic analysis
A close look at AIBS respondents
12 Dec 2017
The AIBS series of surveys seeks to understand more about our internationally-active firms and this blog on the 2017 survey introduces the majority of our respondents – 941 internationally active comp ...
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Economic analysis
AIBS 2017: A new survey of Australia’s internationally-active businesses
12 Dec 2017
A new report produced by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and based on data drawn from Australia’s International Business Survey (AIBS) series was released today.
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Insight - Why Australian startups should start looking at Malaysia
8 Dec 2017
Malaysia is rapidly emerging as a key market for startups, thanks to a wide array of government initiatives to transition the country to a digital economy.
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Education news
Growing interest in Myanmar for Australian education and training
8 Dec 2017
Austrade Myanmar recently held the Australia Universities Outreach to International Schools seminar in Yangon, for a group of 12 Australian universities. There was strong participation and a high leve ...
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Australia Unlimited feature
New glue seals wounds in seconds
7 Dec 2017
Australian scientists have invented a gel that seals wounds and stops bleeding – both internally and externally – within 60 seconds. The breakthrough glue has the potential to revolutionise emergency ...
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Investor Update
Hitachi investing A$1.25bn in Australian ‘social innovation’ to 2020
7 Dec 2017
Hitachi has committed A$1.25 billion to ‘social innovation’ projects in Australia to 2020, and has already invested around A$875 million in 2016–17, primarily to mining technology projects, as reporte ...
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Investor Update
NEC Australia wins the 2017 Investment Award
6 Dec 2017
Minister Steven Ciobo MP announced NEC Australia as the winner of the 2017 Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment’s Investment Award.
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Media releases
Australian Exporter of the Year (Ministerial)
6 Dec 2017
I am pleased to announce Ego Pharmaceuticals is the 2017 Australian Exporter of the Year. The dermatological products maker, which increased sales to China 179 per cent in 2016–2017, won the title las ...
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Media releases
2017 Beryl Wilson Austrade Scholarship winner (Ministerial)
4 Dec 2017
I am pleased to announce Ms Ying Gao as the winner of the 2017 Beryl Wilson Austrade Scholarship for Women in International Business.
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Economic analysis
Australia’s Better Life Index is among the highest in OECD countries
1 Dec 2017
Australia performs well in many indicators of well-being relative to most other OECD countries in the Better Life Index, an Index constructed by the OECD to compare well-being across countries that dr ...
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Investor Update
Foreign investment the focus of Northern Australia Investment Forum
1 Dec 2017
Agribusiness and food, resources and energy, and tourism infrastructure were the focus of the second Northern Australia Investment Forum, held in Cairns on 19-21 November 2017.
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