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Nuts – the Australian “Super food” for brain power and a healthy heart

Fifty years ago Australia’s main export market was the United Kingdom, shipping wool and wheat. Today over 83% of all Australian exports are going to Asian countries. Nuts and grains – specifically, nuts – are climbing the ranks of top exports.

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Free trade agreements and what they mean for your business

As an exporter, you’ll want to take advantage of any reduced costs that come your way. Free trade agreements (FTAs) do just that – and will make certain markets more attractive than others because of the greater opportunities for your business.

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Importing rules and regulations

If your business needs to import raw materials or goods, there are a few bases you’ll have to cover to ensure you’re importing within the law. You can’t simply import anything; some items are illegal while others are banned from certain countries.

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BEHIND EVERY BUSINESS IS a great story

For Matt, beer is liquid gold that will always go some way to curing what ails you. However, it’s the social aspects behind it that he believes is the real cure.

It’s one of those stories you read about and wonder if it’s true – how a business started out with a small offering and grew into an industry leader.

When Careline first entered the international market place with their infant formula products, they faced some very tough competition and had not yet developed relationships with big local distributors. Now, they can successfully boast China as one of their main export markets, along with Thailand, Singapore, Macau and Hong Kong.

After suffering through two droughts in 10 years, the fortunes of Central Queensland cattle stud Olive Brahmans turned around when they met a Thai investor interested in their Brahman cows.

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

Fifty years ago Australia’s main export market was the United Kingdom, shipping wool and wheat. Today over 83% of all Australian exports are going to Asian countries. Nuts and grains – specifically, nuts – are climbing the ranks of top exports.

The NAB Monthly Business Survey was a little softer in May, but still points to a healthy business sector. Business conditions are elevated and confidence is holding up above long-run average levels.

Trends stable across the board, no sign of a major economic slowdown.

Belt and Road Initiative – can the reality of the program meet China’s grand ambitions?

Key indicators a little softer in April, pointing to easing economic growth in Q2.

Economy regained its footing over 2016 GDP. It grew in each quarter in 2016… the first year this has occurred in since 2005.

China’s income inequality improving but still some long term challenges.

An improving US-China relationship provides a better environment for China’s economy.

In March, the NAB Monthly Business Survey results pointed to an overall healthy economy that is gaining momentum, at least in the near-term.

Prime Minister Turnbull visits India after important economic reforms.

This May 13-23, I will be leading NAB’s Agribusiness China Tour 2017. If your business involves cattle, sheep or wool, I encourage you to consider joining me.

Rise of the machines: could automation help sustain China’s long term growth momentum.

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