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FAITH in the ability of brand Australia to deliver $360 price tags on steaks served up in Shanghai for many years to come appears pretty strong at Gina Rinehart’s S Kidman and Co. Judging by board member Andrew Robb’s assessment of where beef should be looking, the emergence of lucrative …
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The new trade agreement signed after the US’ withdrawal is considered “a vital win” for Australia, according to the country’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull. The participating countries include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam with a combined market value of close to AU$13.7 trillion …
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Politicians often cite the large market value of exports as justification for free trade agreements. But this misses a fundamental point about trade — we benefit most when we focus on exporting the goods and services we are the most efficient at producing, rather than simply increasing the absolute value of our …
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SHANGHAI, March 8 (Xinhua) — The upcoming China International Import Expo (CIIE) will set up a specialized center to deal with disputes concerning intellectual property rights (IPR), authorities said Thursday. The center will provide legal consulting and mediation services for global exhibitors and purchasers, according to China International Import Expo …
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Chinese companies are buying foreign brands so they can introduce the brands and their products to shoppers in China, according to retail experts. The appraisal followed Chinese conglomerate Fosun sealing two offshore investment deals in two weeks, adding Austrian luxury textile maker Wolford AG and French luxury couture house Jeanne …
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China’s imports of commodities in February were impacted by the pull forward of demand into January ahead of the week long Lunar New Year break in the middle of the month. Copper, coal, soybeans, oil and iron ore were all impacted by the timing of the holiday, but combined figures …
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If Christine Holgate is worried about the current political tensions between Australia and China she is not letting on. “There will always be ups and downs as there always are in any relationships,” the Australia Post chief executive said on a visit to China this week. “Our governments may both have different …
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The lure of the billion-strong Chinese market is enough to send any business owner into raptures, but there are some specific products that are in hotter demand than others, says one of China’s most well-connected businesswomen. Livia Wang is the director of CN Access, a consultancy firm that connects Australian …
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COMPETITION from dairy processors scrambling for milk will work in farmers’ favour in the coming one to two years, according to a Rabobank analyst. Senior dairy analyst Michael Harvey also forecast a $5.45 a kilogram of milk solids commodity price for the first half of next season, starting July. He …
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If the narrative in Chinese media is anything to go by, there is growing angst concerning Australia’s diplomatic language towards China and why confrontation and suspicion rather than cooperation seems to have intensified.   China is lauded as Australia’s key trade relationship, and the country’s economic stability is heavily tied …
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