Deloitte give Australian agribusiness and wealth management the thumbs up – and ICT is fighting !

Deloitte Australia have released their Positioning  for Prosperity report this week and Deloitte  identifies five “super-growth industry sectors” that they forecast will collectively contribute an additional $250 billion to the Australian economy over the next 20 years. These five industries would form the backbone of a powerful new diversified...



Australia Indonesia JVs for beef cattle farmland ?

Senior federal government ministers say any proposal by Indonesia to buy Australian farmland for cattle grazing will be under joint venture arrangements.accoeding to SKY News Australia. The Indonesian government has expressed interest in acquiring a large tranche of pastoral land in northern Australia to breed cattle, but the proposal...



AustralianAgriculture Co Chairman interview

AA Co Chairman Donald McGauchie gives his views on  Australia’s potential role as a food bowl for Asia, the likelihood of foreign investment in Australian agriculture
,the branding and marketing of Australian agricultural exports, the need for sustained R&D in the agricultural sector to lift productivity levels and AACo’s plans...



Beef, Bali and Boats

Beef, boats and elections: what’s in store for the Australia-Indonesia relationship Somehow, the debate on Indonesia-Australia relations has got stuck on Bali, beef and boats.While there is no point pretending that either beef or boats are about to disappear as issues any time soon, we need to broaden the...



Sustainability and reporting – an Austcham HK seminar 25 Sept 2013

Presented by Sustainable Development Committee of Austcham Hong Kong and Macau a seminar on Sustainability – A Panel Discussion on Reporting Formats. Lunch Seminar | Wednesday 25 September 2013 The Hong Kong Stock Exchange recently published guidelines for listed companies to report on Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) factors....



Hedge Funds mull small agri and resources deals in Oz

“Hedge funds and Asian buyers, especially from China, are analysing mining companies and agricultural businesses including dairy, cattle and wheat farms that are in distress with a view to take controlling or minority stakes. Turnaround and insolvency experts, lawyers, bankers and hedge funds themselves say they expect the mining...



Global box office cycle

The announcement by Paramount top brass that World War Z had delivered career-best box office for Brad Pitt served as reminder of the consistency of international markets this summer. Screen International reports today that “while blockbuster season 2013 has been strong in North America where it could even set...



China Film Group payment impasse resolved ?

Screen Daily reports today that “the stand-off over outstanding payments owed to Hollywood studios by China appears to nearing resolution in light of comments made by MPAA head Chris Dodd. Hollywood studios said they have not been paid a share of box office by Chinese officials since last autumn,...



North Australia Large Scale Agribusiness – Integrated Food and Energy Devlopments

About I-FED Since the 1950’s, the Etheridge Shire in North Queensland, Australia has been recognised for its enormous potential for large scale irrigated agriculture due to its; climate, soil, topography, and abundant and reliable water. Integrated Food and Energy Developments Pty Ltd (IFED) has been established to realise this potential....



The Australian Grocery market

Is our Australian grocery market one of the most concentrated in the world? “With one of the most concentrated food retail sectors in the world dominated by the supermarket duopoly, the barriers to making it easy to buy local food in Australia are significant. It is time for Australia...



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