The trade agreement will allow Australia to strengthen relations with a significant trade and investment partner. It entered into force on Friday, announced by Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Simon Birmingham. The A-HKFTA will lock in continued access to the Hong Kong market for Australian exporters as well as guaranteeing that Hong Kong will … Continue reading Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement commences
The federal government has concluded negotiations with Hong Kong on the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (FTA), with the deal to come into force next year. The conclusion of the agreement with Hong Kong means Australia now has FTAs with seven of its top eight export markets for goods and services. Australia’s trade minister, Simon … Continue reading Australia concludes free trade deal talks with Hong Kong
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecast that Australia will slip to 2.8 per cent growth next year, down from an expected peak of 3.2 per cent this year, due to the impact of the continued US-China trade war. The IMF’s October World Economic Outlook report has revised down the forecasts for global growth contained … Continue reading IMF downgrades growth forecast in wake of escalating trade tensions
Three decades of economic reform have boosted economic activity, generated jobs and increased wages for Victorian workers at higher rates than across the rest of Australia, a new report released by the state government reveals. The recently released Australian Trade and Investment Liberalisation Report – carried out by The Centre for International Economics on behalf … Continue reading Victoria’s exporters boosted by long-term reforms, report shows
A mass meeting of BlueScope staff took place yesterday morning, with the AWU agreeing to cut costs at the Port Kembla steelworks, but wanting to see that pain was “distributed fairly”.
Nobody Denim has built itself into a brand known for quality and style. Co-founder John Condilis told Brent Balinski about the company’s journey and its plans to grow.
What might need to be done to take full advantage of Australia’s position in the Asian Century? To do nothing could be to miss out, so what policy areas need attention? We opened up the floor at the Leaders’ Summit and a few themes emerged. By Brent Balinski.
Now its 101st year and fourth generation, the Australian hat-maker still makes its iconic felt hats in much the same way as always has. Brent Balinski talks to company secretary Roy Wilkinson about tradition and how demand for Aussie-made quality is catching on in China.