Fun Facts About Starting A Business In Singapore

When our intern Cathrine Hansen went to Singapore, she explored the options of starting a business in Singapore. She found some interesting facts about doing business and starting a business in Singapore and shared it with us. Did you know that Singapore ranks 2nd worldwide in ease of doing business? Behind New Zealand, which is […]

5 Tips for Choosing the Right International Market for Your Business

At the International Business Accelerator, I recently taught a workshop with my colleague, Peter Evans on choosing the right international market for your business to expand to. This is a big topic and an important one, because if you get your choice of market wrong, it can have serious implications for the success of your […]

Colombia: An Economic Miracle

To most people Colombia continues to be an unknown quantity, a country which has done its violent image few favours in the past. However the country’s well publicised peace process and move to end a stubborn insurgency against FARC rebels has dominated the media and optimism has surrounded the country’s political environment. Economic Miracle What […]

The UAE: No Longer a Cultural Desert

On a recent visit to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, I was surprised by the opportunities in the cultural and creative industries. I watched my first Abu Dhabi-made film and heard talk about the imminent opening of the Etihad Museum in Dubai and the Louvre in Abu Dhabi.  The Guggenheim is also planning a museum in […]

Qatar: Gateway to the Gulf?

At first glance, Qatar is not the obvious choice as a gateway into Iran.  Dubai is often cited as the entry point on the Arabian side of the Gulf and indeed has long acted as a trading hub for Iran.  However, Qatar is emerging as a regional business centre in its own right. The return […]

Rejuvenation in Argentina

With confidence seeping out of China and despair deepening in Brazil, Argentina isquickly emerging as one of the brightest spots among the world’s larger emerging markets. Rejuvenation is the name of the game in Latin America’s third largest economy, as newly-elected President Mauricio Macri is quickly reversing a decade-plus of failed policies and poor economic management in one […]

The Middle East Needs Australia’s Food – Four Things You Should Know

For Australian food exporters looking to expand internationally, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region is a lucrative, high-income and high-value food export market that is growing exponentially in size, variety and revenue. Australia conducts aroundAUD$4 billion in food and agricultural trade with the GCC states each year, but there’s still plenty of scope for Australian […]