Australia & Asia Pacific
Australia stands at an interesting place on the global stage. In this issues hub, our experts identify the big issues and discuss long-term strategies for understanding the complex relationship we have with the Asian market and the opportunities that are available both within and outside our borders.
Solving Australia’s mining productivity problem
Australia can restore its competitive edge in resources but it requires serious reform.
Will the Asian Century be the rebirth or death of Australian manufacturing?
A rising Asia is both an opportunity and a threat to Australian manufacturers and not all will survive.
Chinese investment - A tale of two deals
In a fragile M&A market anxious about deal completion risk, how can Chinese investors give confidence to Australian targets and investors?
Breathing life into the Asian Century White Paper
A new Implementation Plan sets out the paths of action and time-frames to achieve the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper’s 25 key objectives.
Chinese outbound investment - The growing sophistication of China’s “Go Global” policy
China seems to be committed to its Go Global Policy and increasingly adept at managing legitimate competing policy objectives.
Will Australia’s new anti-dumping policeman save Australian manufacturing?
An innovative structure of paying reverse break fees as an upfront deposit provides targets with some protection from the risk of bidders walking away from a deal.
Is Australia jeopardising its goal of free trade with China for the sake of short term protectionism?
China’s private investment firms are emerging as a global investment force, but how does their investment approach compare to their state-owned cousins?
China's one child policy is showing its long term impact with an aging population. But other factors can off set some of this impact.
Thriving in the Asian Century will require a clear plan to seize the opportunities it will bring.
Business leaders should care most about Australia's integration with Asia.
The Asian Century White Paper sets 25 national goals, but two stand out. The connections we make with Asia and the capabilities we need to do that.
Australia may have missed the opportunity to become the Asia Pacific financial services hub, but not the beacon of best practice.
The world watches reform in China closely. Some perceive that slower economic growth has an impact on reform. Is there a trade-off between the two?
China's growth has been born out of market imbalances. So what does it mean for China to have a goal of balanced growth?
Chinese investors are seeking out Australian mining companies with African operations as a simplified way to access Africa’s mineral wealth. Because Australian miners have a valuable asset, too - a good reputation.
Analysts often liken China and India in terms of growth. But the two are growing differently. Are there lessons here?
Inflation is a key economic indicator for China. Chinese leadership is keen to keep it under control for the sake of social stability.
Is China's phenomenal growth slowing? And if it is, what does that mean for the rest of the world?
As the Chinese government continues its reform, increasing numbers of Australian companies are discovering the benefits of trading in RMB.
The Asian Century phenomenon is having huge impacts worldwide.
An influential part of the Chinese economy is in the hands of state owned enterprises. These are heavily concentrated in the heavy industry sectors of the Chinese economy in energy, steel, chemicals and other major areas of the Chinese economy.
Foreign investment in Australian agricultural land has become a hot button political issue. But there are a number of different factors at play.
Chinese literacy is not just about speaking Mandarin - it's just as important to have a thorough understanding of the differences, perspectives and practices of the Chinese culture.
Courtesy plays a very important role in the business world, but the approach of China and Australia is a key difference between the two nations.
The gradual internationalisation of China’s currency is the beginning of a very important trend that is gaining momentum on a global scale.
There has been some suggestion that there is a “crackdown” by Chinese authorities on outbound foreign direct investment (OFDI) by Chinese State-owned Enterprises.
The currency swap agreement between Australia and China is a positive step forward in our relationship with our largest trading partner. But it’s about more than that…
Over 20 years, the Chinese population now living in cities has grown from 18-50%. This rapid urban migration has underpinned the biggest resources boom in world history and leaves many wondering how this impacts Australia's trade with China.
China's upcoming leadership change has many guessing how it will impact Australia's relationship with the region.
Business in China is a very different operating environment than Australia. So it’s very important to have good advice on the ground and to spend ample working out what it is you really seek to want to achieve.
How will China's ongoing management of its currency in the international market impact economic reform and new policies within its borders?
Australia’s proposed Asia Region Funds Management Passport seeks to ease current regulatory differences relating to the sale of financial products between Australia and Asia.
We live in a global economy and face increasing pressures on price in delivering projects. How can companies in Australia and globally meet the challenge of finding ways to procure the most efficient product?