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

COVID lockdowns point to weaker growth and greater uncertainty in the near term.

COVID outbreaks dampened growth in March, and cloud near-term outlook.

COVID and energy prices present sizeable risk to China’s ambitious growth target.

China enters 2022 with relatively weak momentum and considerable uncertainty.

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

COVID lockdowns point to weaker growth and greater uncertainty in the near term.

The COVID-19 pandemic could accelerate China’s long term demographic pressures

Follow the money: The strength of China’s outward foreign investment during pandemic raises questions.

COVID outbreaks dampened growth in March, and cloud near-term outlook.

COVID and energy prices present sizeable risk to China’s ambitious growth target.

China’s outsized property sector presents a major drag for growth in 2022.

Dynamic clearing – shifting the message rather than broad policy towards COVID-19.

China enters 2022 with relatively weak momentum and considerable uncertainty.

November data show little underlying improvement from October’s weakness.

Spreading the wealth: Common Prosperity may start to address inequality in China.

Partials point to a weak start to Q4, with production and retail soft and investment contracting.

To the market: China’s power crunch is forcing much needed energy reform.

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