BUSINESS ASIA HUB

Insights, commentary and case studies to help Australian businesses trade with Asia.

THINKING OF IMPORTING

24 Nov 2017

Amazon – raising the retail bar Down Under?

A shopfront to the world: how Amazon’s arrival could spell opportunity for Australian retailers.

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15 Feb 2017

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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23 Oct 2016

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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THINKING OF EXPORTING

A series of crises stalled Q3 growth and present downside risk to the outlook.

COVID restrictions hit retail in August, building on existing imbalances in China’s economy.

China’s Delta outbreak likely to slow growth in the near term

China’s economy grew largely as expected in Q2, but imbalance between production and consumption persists.

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

A series of crises stalled Q3 growth and present downside risk to the outlook.

Debt bomb – managing the fallout from Evergrande will be a key challenge for Chinese authorities.

COVID restrictions hit retail in August, building on existing imbalances in China’s economy.

China’s Delta outbreak likely to slow growth in the near term

Approaching the peak: China’s long-term coal consumption looks set to decline.

China’s economy grew largely as expected in Q2, but imbalance between production and consumption persists.

One, two, three: Can China counter its demographic drag by raising its birth rate?

Buyers beware: China’s consumers have remained subdued during the COVID-19 recovery.

Growth slowing as base effects wash away; consumers continue to lag industry.

Smaller base effects meant smaller growth rates in April but retail sales are still lagging.

Buy, buy, bye: political tensions could impact Australia’s trade relationship with China.

Quarterly data point to weak start to 2021, but signs of consumers returning is positive.

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