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The state of Australia business

In the lead up to the budget, the story of crisis has been hammered home, but there’s more to a country than its structural deficit. So how is Australia doing overall? In this special series, ten writers to take a broader look at the State of Australia; our health,...



Digging beneath China’s interest in Australian ore

The Australian iron ore industry is no place for the faint hearted. On April 11, Padbury Mining spectacularly announced billions in funding (reportedly backed by Chinese investors) to develop the Oakajee Port north of Geraldton in Western Australia’s mid-west. This infrastructure would open up development of massive magnetite iron...



The state of the Australian economy

In the lead up to the budget, the story of crisis has been hammered home, but there’s more to a country than its structural deficit. So how is Australia doing overall? In this special series, ten writers to take a broader look at the State of Australia; our health,...



The State of Australia – our international standing

In the lead-up to the budget, the story of crisis has been hammered home, but there’s more to a country than its structural deficit. So how is Australia doing overall? In this special series, ten writers take a broader look at the State of Australia; our health, wealth, education,...



Ali Baba finally to reveal its size in US USD1Bil IPO

Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd officially filed plans to offer its shares in the US, saying it plans to raise $US1 billion ($A1.078bn) through the placement. The filing confirms the breadth and scale of China’s e-commerce behemoth ahead of what is expected to be one of the largest...



Indonesian middle class growing at 9 mil per year.

Abbott spurning Indonesia’s invite confirms relationship troubles Australian prime minister Tony Abbott’s decision not to accept Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s invitation to meet at the Open Government Partnership forum Yudhoyono is chairing in Bali this week leaves the bilateral relationship where it has been since November – stuck....



Only at the movies? Home truths about cinema ticket pricing in Australia

  In the last fortnight, senior executives from cinema operators in Australia, including Village Roadshow and Palace Cinemas, have come out defending their decision to raise movie ticket prices. But do their arguments hold water?   The cinema industry needs to be more open to changing its distribution model. palomaleca Already...



Australian Food Safety opportunities in Asia underpinned by RMIT study

Eating organic food significantly lowers pesticide exposure: study Eating an organic diet for a week can cause pesticide levels to drop by almost 90% in adults, research from RMIT University has found. The study, led by Dr Liza Oates found particpants’ urinary dialkylphosphates (DAPs) measurements were 89% lower when...



Normalising Aust-Indo relations a precursor to opportunities

Abbott off to Indonesia next week Tony Abbott will interrupt his work on the budget to make a rushed trip to Bali early next week for his first face-to-face encounter with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono since the revelations of Australian spying fractured bilateral relations. The President invited Abbott...



Guide to Floating a Co on the HKEx

According to the market statistics published by the HKEx, as at 31 December 2013, 1,451 companies were listed on the Main Board of the HKEx and 192 companies were listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of the HKEx. The HKEx’s securities market has placed in the top five among...



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