Category Archives: Indonesia

Building Asian Business Literacy is the key to growing Trade and Investment

South Australian exports have continued to perform at around mid-term trend levels growing slowly, and continuing to be maintained by our traditional export of agricultural and mineral resource commodities – such as wheat, alcoholic beverages, iron-ore and copper concentrates. The majority of these exports are to Asia, demonstrated through five of the sixth largest export

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The South Australian Government is establishing a presence in South East Asia through AUSTRADE offices in major cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Singapore. This aligns with the investment over the next four years to implement the engagement strategy for South East Asia. The South Australian Government recently closed its dedicated offices in these

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SA Budget and Economic Policy Lacks Vision, a Jobs Strategy and a Strategy for South Australia’s Economic Future – South Australia is at the economic cross roads; it’s time for new and fresh economic vision and boldness so we don’t miss out on jobs of the future

The past decade has seen at first slow, and now rapid transformation of the economic drivers of the South Australian economy. It started with the closure of Mitsubishi, and is now thrust to the centre of economic discussion in this state due to the imminent closure of Holden, Ford and Toyota and the automotive component

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Finding a Good Agent Is Critical To Navigating Your Way to Business Success in Indonesia

Indonesia is an emerging Asian market which is attracting increasing investment from Australian and other western companies. Indonesia and its business environment can be confusing, daunting and challenging, but in many cases this is due to a lack of understanding of the Indonesian management behaviours that influence business relationships. If Australian companies want to succeed

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What does the New Indonesian Cabinet mean for Australian Business in Indonesia?

President Joko Widodo announced the new cabinet on Sunday 26th October, and it included a good mix of political experience in addition to some business acumen. There is much that can be read into these appointees, based upon their experience with Australia. Many of these new ministers have been educated to postgraduate level at international

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Jakarta Traffic


The Australian relationship with our closest Asian Neighbour Indonesia has without doubt been strained over the past 12 months. Despite this recent tumult, Indonesia remains one of Australia’s most important regional partners, and as the most populous, and largest market in South East Asia, the Australian – Indonesian Relationship is critical to Australia’s successful political,

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Petronas Towers at Dusk

South East Asia is a business opportunity that should not be overlooked

In mid June 2014 the Victorian Government once again undertook a super trade mission to South East Asia, encompassing key growth markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar. The 2013 super mission brought together 600 Victorian business delegates across multiple industry sectors including; automotive, aviation, agribusiness, health and aged care, education and vocational training.

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Building a sustainable trade and investment presence for South Australia in ASEAN

The South Australian Government announced in late June a new directions paper seeking to develop a trade and engagement strategy between South Australia and South East Asia. This is certainly a positive step for South Australian business, and will help build upon the competitive advantages that currently support our economy. The Association of South East

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The Petronas Towers in KL

An emerging Asia is much more than just China for SA business – Open Up Global Markets Speech

In early October 2014 I was invited by the South Australian Small Business Commissioner – John Chapman, to present to South Australian small and medium sized business leaders on the export opportunities in South East Asia. The speech was well received by the more than 80 business leaders present on the day. I have provided a copy

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