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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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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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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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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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AsiaAustralis consolidates its position as the leading Asian market advisory firm in Australia

Adelaide based Asian market advisory firm, AsiaAustralis, closes out the financial year winning more than $50 million in Asian business for its corporate and government clients across Australia.  AsiaAustralis – an Asian market advisory firm formed in 2012 by Adelaide based strategic management consultants Dr Nathan Gray and Mr Phill Hudson, specialises in developing trade

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South East Asia, ASEAN, South Australia's largest export market.

Pitcher Partners Property Breakfast Speech March 21st 2013 – South East Asia: South Australia Largest Export Market

  South East Asia – South Australia Largest Export Market The Asian Century is often discussed in terms of China and India, as is fair due to the large population size and market capacity. However, far too often our government and business leaders have failed to realise that there are in many cases strong, established

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Hudson Howells and AsiaAustralis Strategic Alliance to boost Trade and Investment between Asia and Australia

Hudson Howells, Adelaide based Strategic Management Consultancy firm, has formed a strategic alliance with AsiaAustralis, an advisory firm specialising in developing trade and investment between Australia and Asia. The alliance will result in AsiaAustralis taking the lead running on trade and investment in the Asian Region. This will help AsiaAustralis to build upon more than

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Australia needs to accept the challenges of the Advanced manufacturing future

Does Australia need to reassess its manufacturing capability?

Australia and the traditional manufacturing states of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales have struggled in recent years to help their traditional economic drivers transition to a new comparative and competitive advantage. In Australia we are still under the “illusion” that we can compete broadly as a manufacturing centre with the rest of the

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Is Asia More than Just China?

Too often in Australia we think and talk of Asia as being China. Government strategies, political rhetoric, journalistic commentaries, and in many cases business strategies look to China as the be all of Asia. This is a simplistic and dangerous view to hold. China undoubtedly is a thriving and impressive market with somewhere around 1.3

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