Doing Business in Australia – The Search for Stability and Predictability

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When it comes to investing in international business expansion these days there is often hesitation –  you tread lightly and scour Bloomberg Market Data Feed for any indication of positive trends.  As you search for the right overseas market to scale up your business or put down roots for your new start-up, Australia should be […]

What you need to know about bribery and corruption in Australia

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Bribery and corruption aren’t words that are usually associated with doing business in Australia, but several high profile cases and an international report have recently brought the issue into focus again. The most notorious of these is the case of Russell Waugh, a former senior executive of infrastructure giant Leighton Holdings. In early 2021 he […]

Street Economics: Australia and the World

Australian politicians and government statisticians paint a picture of optimism in the first case and caution in the latter.  One can see the role of politicians to be positive and for the person in the street to carry on regardless, doing the best they can.  But, if you look at the High Street of any city or town in Australia, and other developed economies, you will see that not all is well.

What does the US-China trade war mean for Australia?

Geopolitics and doing business in Hong Kong and China. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware of the US-China trade war. Over the past year, the world’s two largest economies have imposed tariffs on billions of dollars worth of one another’s goods. US President Donald Trump has long accused China of unfair […]

Growing the Australian Economy

I attended the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Business Leaders Summit at Parliament House in Canberra this week and the hot topic was how to maintain the continuing record of growth into twenty nine plus years for Australia.