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LATEST FEATURE

Could touring China transform your agribusiness?

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.

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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

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.

While the health and aged care business stream attracted 130 Australian delegates and almost as many Chinese attendees at the first day of talks in Beijing, a planned mining stream was scrapped due to low interest.

More Chinese tourists are starting to prefer free independent travel over group tours, according to data from Tourism Australia.

Australian businesses in the healthcare sector are well positioned to capitalise on significant changes in the Chinese healthcare system as major demographic shifts unfold in the world’s second largest economy.

In February, the NAB Monthly Business Survey moderated from the surprising strength seen in January, but remained consistent with a relatively robust view of business activity and investment behaviour in the near-term.

China’s rapid economic development and urbanisation have had a major impact on the health of city-dwellers. Changes in diet and lifestyle have triggered an increase in the incidence of chronic ‘western’ illnesses such as diabetes and coronary heart disease. And, while greater wealth, improved living conditions and access to better medical care are extending lives, an ageing population brings its own set of challenges.

An encouraging start to 2017 – although strength still comes from the old economy, with retail trends disappointing.

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