Getting it Right in Asia

The Asia-Pacific region has become the economic growth engine for the world, presenting massive potential for foreign businesses. As a group, Asian economies now represent as much as 40% of global GDP. 

This presents an exciting opportunity for Australian businesses.  But before you rush to expand your company into Asian markets, it’s important to step back and the nuances and challenges of the Asian region, so that you can get your strategy right.

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.

Brexit Update with Michael Barron

episode 41 Brexit Update – Michael Barron with Cynthia Dearin It looks as though Brexit is nearly upon us … and there are still loads of unanswered questions and lots of uncertainty. I checked in with our London-based Senior Advisor, Michael Barron, to get his take on what’s likely to happen next and what it […]

Making the world safe with Sylvain Mansotte, CEO & Co-Founder at Whispli

episode 40 Making the world safe with Sylvain Mansotte, CEO & Co-Founder at Whispli What do you do when you uncover fraud at your workplace? Do you speak up, or brush it under the carpet and hope it will go away? That was the question that faced Sylvain Mansotte, the day he uncovered one of […]

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

episode 39 What does the US-China trade war mean for Australia? with Cynthia Dearin Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that the US and China are locked in a bitter trade battle. Over the past year, the world’s two largest economies have imposed tariffs on billions of dollars worth of one […]

Indonesia: A Serious Place to Invest

Indonesia is the third largest democracy in the world after the USA and India and is also the largest Muslim country by population.  People tend to know it more for the congestion of Jakarta and the beauty of Bali, than one of South East Asia’s (SEA) more attractive investment locations.

Gary Garner <br/> on Brexit

episode 38 Gary Garner on Brexit with Cynthia Dearin Brexit is getting weirder by the day … so what are the causes and what is the likely impact on businesses selling to Britain, or using the UK as using as a springboard to Europe? Join my colleague, Gary Garner and I as we chat about […]

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.