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Nearly half (45%) all real estate investment into the Asia Pacific region is flowing into Australian commercial property markets

Australia to continue as commercial property investment hotspot in 2013: Jones Lang LaSalle Nearly half (45%) all real estate investment into the Asia Pacific region is flowing into Australian commercial property markets. This is double the next biggest markets of Japan (19% of investment) and China (18), according to...



AustCham Hong Kong Breakfast American Club Hong Kong Mon 15 April 2013

It’s an extraordinary Federal Election year in Australia. The Prime Minister bravely set the date seven months ahead of time and has since seen off a number of high-profile frontbenchers. The Opposition Leader has maintained the same steady team but faces a defamation case over alleged university behaviour. Kelvin...



Australia’s ASIC lacks bite as UK regulators chew down on financial spruikers

While ASIC Chairman Greg Medcraft this week warned the Australian funds management industry to clean up their act, in the UK, financial regulators will soon have the power to intervene directly in the market. By Pat McConnell In opening the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) forum this week,...



A Landscape of Lies – traps for the unwary.

The producers behind a low budget film designed to cheat the taxman out of £2.7m ($4.1m) have received jail sentences at Southwark Crown Court in the UK.   Screen Daily has spoken to director Paul Knight about the project. Evolved Pictures’ bosses Bashar Al-Issa and Aoife Madden have both received...



11 Things Mining Companies Should Focus on to Increase Their Chances of Attracting Investment

It’s no secret that the past twelve months have presented a challenging capital raising environment for the mining industry. Traditional debt and equity markets declined amidst a risk-averse investor sentiment and while new sources of capital emerged to fill the gaps, it remained a competitive time for mining companies...



9th April Significant Investor Visa Conference

An estimated $6 billion in annual inflow will equate to one sixth of the entire superfund industry net inflows last financial year, and one half of SMSF net inflows.  This represents a significant opportunity for Australian firms when considering the large number of industry participants now active in the nation’s superfund and SMSF sectors....



Australian Movie Convention reschedules for October

The 68th Australian International Movie Convention (AIMC) will give exhibition delegates a much better look than usual of the Christmas line-up because of its move from August to October 14-17. This is the message that organisers of the product-focused event are pushing out to Australian and also potential international...



SMSF borrowings on Property

Property investors can use limited recourse borrowing (LRBA) to fund off-the-plan investments using their self-managed super funds. Under this strategy, your SMSF receives a concessionally taxed rent, pays off the loan while you are still working, and transfers the property to you upon retirement. After your retirement, you can...



Shandong Ruyi ‘s Cubbie Water sale. Savvy on all levels

Less than two months after buying debt-laden cotton farm Cubbie Station, the farm’s new Chinese and Japanese owners are exploring interest in selling water back to the federal government, according to The Australian Financial Review. The $232 million deal sparked much debate about foreign investment in Australia’s agriculture sector, in...



Australia China Film Indsutry Forum in Shanghai 15 to 23 June 2013

An official delegation of Australian film producers, bureaucrats and film service company representatives are heading to China for the third round of formal meetings in four years. The Australia-China Film Industry Forum will be held to coincide with the Shanghai International Film Festival, which runs June 15 to 23...



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