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

THINKING OF IMPORTING

China’s economy at a glance: September 2017

China’s old economy surprises on the downside, may point to weaker Q3 growth.

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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

Indicators point to marginally softer conditions post China’s leadership change

There were very few consistent themes across the commodity complex this quarter.

Changing of the guard – what does China’s new leadership mean for its economy?

China’s stable growth continued in Q3, but supported by another credit binge.

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

Indicators point to marginally softer conditions post China’s leadership change

There were very few consistent themes across the commodity complex this quarter.

Changing of the guard – what does China’s new leadership mean for its economy?

Increased global liquidity, Asia’s growing wealth and the rise of the regional investor base have made the US$ Reg S market an increasingly important source of funding for Asia Pacific issuers. NAB sees US$ Reg S issuance from Australian corporates tripled from 2016 to 2017, with ample room to grow.

The NAB Rural Commodities Index rose 2.1% in October, its first monthly gain since May.

The Indian economy has slowed considerably since the first half of 2016.

China’s stable growth continued in Q3, but supported by another credit binge.

Repurposing an old tool – a new life for the Required Reserve Ratio.

China’s old economy surprises on the downside, may point to weaker Q3 growth.

Another concern for the RBI has been the jump in core inflation (inflation excluding food and fuel).

Tightening the purse strings – China’s foreign investment is slowing in a more closely regulated environment.

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