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April 15, 2008
Alas Smith & Rudd
Kevin Rudd has come to power at a time when the balancing act Australia faces in maintaining good relationships with the major Asian powers has never been so fraught or complex.
Alas Smith & Rudd
April 15, 2008
Punjabi by Nature
Proponents of genetically modified (GM) cotton, claim that India’s so called GM Green Revolution has been a huge success.
Punjabi by Nature
April 15, 2008
Thinking Cap
I was making vegemite sandwiches for my sons’ lunch one Saturday in late February when Glyn Davis rang.
Thinking Cap
April 15, 2008
Pacific Power
The Rudd Government has begun to put Australia’s relations with the Pacific on a new and better footing since taking office.
Pacific Power
April 15, 2008
Ready for Harvest
All eyes are on wheat, a sector that is now said to be at the doorstep of the next wave of consolidation.
Ready for Harvest
April 15, 2008
Bucolics Anonymous
Forget mining and financial services. Agribusiness is shaping up to be the next hot investment sector.
Bucolics Anonymous
April 15, 2008
Australia's Next Top Model
A year is a long time in business, but in the case of Australia’s listed infrastructure trust (LIT) and listed property trust (LPT) sectors it is almost their entire lifetime.
Australia's Next Top Model
April 15, 2008
Sub-continental Drift
If you ask foreign policy wonks in New Delhi what they think of India’s ties to Australia, there usually follows a brief, slightly perplexed silence.
Sub-continental Drift
April 15, 2008
Trade Funk
Export statistics only tell half the story about the foreign earnings of Australian companies and are no longer a sufficient measure in a globalised economy.
Trade Funk
April 15, 2008
Australian Interest
It is one of the greatest accomplishments of modern history – the world population doubled in 50 years, but the food supply kept pace.
Australian Interest
April 14, 2008
Housebound by Nature's Gifts
It comes as no surprise that Australia’s resources industry makes a healthy showing in The Diplomat Global 100, with the sector having 15 companies on the list.
Housebound by Nature's Gifts
April 14, 2008
Year of Living Dangerously
On the face of it, the offshore earnings of Australia’s most globalised companies are powering along. They have increased by 15.3 per cent to $218.9 billion in a year when the international environment has become progressively more volatile.
Year of Living Dangerously
April 14, 2008
Power of One
A solemn prayer and a stirring rendition of the West Papuan national anthem kick-started the gathering in a house behind the little South Seas church in Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila.
Power of One
April 14, 2008
Borderline Hit Job
Pado Mahn Sha, the 65 year-old leader of the Karen National Union (KNU), Burma’s largest armed opposition group, sat outside his house in Mae Sot following a briefing session with a foreign analyst.
Borderline Hit Job
March 14, 2008
Unwilling and Able
In his recently released Interim Report on climate change, Professor Ross Garnaut argues that, absent early and deep emissions cuts, rapid economic growth and escalating greenhouse gas emissions in China…
Unwilling and Able
February 28, 2008
Framing China
As China has globalised, it’s artists and their works have also found new markets. International buyers account for about 90 per cent of the current interest in mainland-Chinese art which, according to the Cultural Ministry, is worth about $US36 billion a year.
Framing China
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