Socio economic development in Myanmar – not investment

Engaging in Myanmar: whose interest are we serving? By Jonathan Bogais, University of Sydney Myanmar is the “new frontier” of the Asia-Pacific region. With its large potential markets, abundant natural resources and strategic position, competition for control of the anticipated revenues intensifies pressure on all sides. While economic development...



Graincorp competition problem is historic

Hockey’s GrainCorp decision opens competition can of worms When Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey quashed the acquisition of GrainCorp by Archer Daniels Midland on national interest grounds, his stated reasons were based on competition. Despite it being five years since the single desk for wheat exports was abolished, according to...



Australian online food retail boom giving opportunity in infrastructure ?

Will the top growth industry over the next five to 10 be the delivery of parcels and food that have been ordered online. To date Australia has lagged the developed world in online shopping and for most retailers online is less than 5 per cent of turnover. It is...



Chinese Outbound Investment – 4 leading analyst interviews- and not just for miners

This week Mines and Money  Group on Linked In presented  4 Perspectives on Chinese Outbound Investment as it relates to  Mining Investment and Capital Raising but it has underlying themes for every enterprise looking to China. This series of interviews comes from Mines and Money Beijing, in which M&M asked...



Australia: world’s biggest market for project finance in 2012

Australia was the largest and one of the fastest growing project finance markets in the world in 2012, according to Thomson Reuters Project Finance Review.1 Australian-based projects secured US$42 billion of financing during 2012, a sizable increase of 70 per cent compared to 2011. Its value accounted for over...




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