BUSINESS ASIA HUB

Insights, commentary and case studies for Australian businesses trading with Asia.

THINKING OF IMPORTING

China’s economy at a glance : November 2016

China’s economic stability continued into October, however President Trump poses downside risks to the outlook

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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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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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THINKING OF EXPORTING

Japan is arguably Australia’s most important Asian ally, and its large market of wealthy consumers is a natural target for Australian businesses selling high-quality goods and services. Here are some tips to help you establish successful business relationships.

Jim Barry Wines says there’s no need for Aussie agri brands to compete against each other – all have a place in a modern consumer’s diet.

As Australia moves beyond the mining boom, we need to secure new sources of growth to ensure our future prosperity.

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

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

China’s official data may underestimate the strength of growth in 2017.

The growth of the Reg S bond market has been one of the defining trends of the Asian capital markets in recent years. Driven by the seemingly unstoppable rise of Asian wealth – especially deep-pocketed Chinese investors – US dollar bond sales in the region no longer depend on the participation of US institutions.

Fleur Studd and Jason Scheltus saw a gap in the Melbourne coffee market for a quality speciality coffee product that could be traced back to its producers.

2017 was marked by a return to stability following the volatility of recent times and the rise of innovative new products, especially in the green and social sectors.

Japan is arguably Australia’s most important Asian ally, and its large market of wealthy consumers is a natural target for Australian businesses selling high-quality goods and services. Here are some tips to help you establish successful business relationships.

Uneven flows – how distortions in China’s data paint a very different picture of global trade.

The Indian economy accelerated in the September quarter, recording a 6.3% yoy expansion.

The regional US$ Reg S bond market has become one of the fastest growing debt capital markets worldwide.

Jim Barry Wines says there’s no need for Aussie agri brands to compete against each other – all have a place in a modern consumer’s diet.

The craft beer industry has exploded in Australia. Four brewers explain what’s driving demand, where the sector is headed and what others entering the industry might consider.

As Australia moves beyond the mining boom, we need to secure new sources of growth to ensure our future prosperity.

This independent report for National Australia Bank (NAB) by the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University, examines the outlook for the South Korean economy and its growing importance in the Asia Pacific region.

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