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Trade

04 Jun 2021

Opportunity in Asia but Australia’s trade competitiveness a challenge

Bryan Clark | Director, International Chamber of Commerce Australia

Businesses and governments alike must focus on trade and diversification to engage and thrive internationally post-COVID.

24 May 2021

Foreign bank activity: healthy economic conditions

John Elias & Jeremy Blackshaw | Partner and Foreign Bank Tracker Lead Partner & International Managing Partner, MinterEllison

Confidence in Australia’s economy as an attractive investment destination is clear in foreign bank activity data.

26 Apr 2021

Shifting corridors – can banks keep up?

Martin Smith | Head of Markets Analysis, East & Partners

Supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic offer unprecedented opportunities and threats.

23 Apr 2021

Post-pandemic trade in Asia: cheer and concern

Dhiraj Nim & Sanjay Mathur | Foreign Exchange Strategist & Chief Economist Southeast Asia + India, ANZ

Are Asia’s financial markets adequately prepared for the eventual ‘re-opening trade’ of a post-COVID environment?

16 Apr 2021

European Union’s green reality check

Khalil Hegarty, Kristen Bondietti & Jon Berry | Directors, ITS Global

Regulation around positive environmental outcomes is key to the European Union’s new trade agreement focus.

03 Mar 2021

US-China relationship in need of reparation

Alan Mitchell | Columnist, bluenotes

The US-China trade tensions formed under the previous administration have not just suddenly disappeared under Biden.

01 Mar 2021

Aus agri cautiously optimistic for 2021

Mark Bennett | Head of Aus Agribusiness, ANZ

Australia’s agricultural sector emerged from 2020 relatively unscathed and is looking to build on that confidence in the new year.

12 Jan 2021

Plant variety key to agri future

Helen Macpherson & Alanna Rennie | Partner & Lawyer, Baker McKenzie

As the global population continues to accelerate, a focus on food supply security and plant breeding is vital to stay on top of demand.

01 Dec 2020

Trade negotiations: which region has the best poker face?

Alan Mitchell | Columnist, bluenotes

A number of factors make Asia’s newest trading bloc different to those of the past. But China continues to hold the best hand.

17 Nov 2020

RCEP: signalling global trade

Khoon Goh | Head of Asia Research, ANZ

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement has finally been signed. Almost a decade after it was first conceived.

18 Sep 2020

LONGREAD: sustainable development the ASEAN way

Merriden Varrall | Director Australia Geopolitics Hub, KPMG

Are the principles and structures of the ASEAN Way holding the region back from making steps towards sustainable development?

14 Sep 2020

Trafficking a crisis

Kim Downs & Michelle Cantwell | Fraud and ABAC Lead & Senior Intelligence Analyst, Financial Crime Threat Management, ANZ

The origin of COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on the need for economies to crack down harder on illegal wildlife trade.