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May 07, 2009
Hong Kong's Business Climate
Hong Kong’s strong institutional framework, location and flexible workforce have positioned it as an ideal place to do business in Asia, particularly as an entry into mainland China.
Hong Kong's Business Climate
February 02, 2009
Guinea: Coke, Bauxite, Corruption
Africa’s newest military ruler is a 44-year-old soldier, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, who now presides over Guinea, a poor and fragile West African country, but one with great potential wealth.
Guinea: Coke, Bauxite, Corruption
February 02, 2009
India's Business Climate
Much of the credit for the macro-stability that India currently enjoys must go to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who, as finance minister in 1991
India's Business Climate
November 01, 2008
Australia's Top 100 Global SMEs 2008
Every country has a national champion, a mighty company that symbolises its prestige on the global stage.
Australia's Top 100 Global SMEs 2008
November 01, 2008
The Reds under the bed have emerged with their pockets full of cash.
America has made a mighty effort to destroy capitalism, and China is taking the opportunity to save it.
The Reds under the bed have emerged with their pockets full of cash.
October 30, 2008
The New Global Financial Rules
Traders in the financial markets are feeling overwhelmed by the sheer velocity of important news headlines.
The New Global Financial Rules
August 27, 2008
Sub-Saharan roulette
Barely a week goes by without Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) figuring prominently in the Australian business and financial news.
Sub-Saharan roulette
August 27, 2008
Keeping your faculties intact
On the face of it, Australia’s international tertiary education sector is booming. Education recently surpassed tourism to become the third largest export after steel and coal, creating about $12.5 billion in income.
Keeping your faculties intact
August 27, 2008
Lilliput
When the US Securities and Exchange Commission took the unprecedented step of banning certain kinds of short selling for 30 days in July this year, it put every global regulator on notice to stop dithering and take action to tackle market manipulation.
Lilliput
August 25, 2008
Shovel and sickle
A bevy of Australian and other foreign mining companies moving into the poverty stricken but mineral-rich Philippines face a number of challenges, among them communist insurgents wielding extortion demands and hit and run raids.
Shovel and sickle
June 17, 2008
Staple Stoush
Consumers throughout Southeast Asia have begun to show their displeasure at the rising cost of food, but the threat of these protests degenerating into region-wide, destabilising unrest is, for the moment, overstated.
Staple Stoush
June 17, 2008
Remote Control
Remote Control
June 17, 2008
Master of the Universe
Diplomats, politicians and mining executives like to say that there is always heat and colour in the iron ore trade and this year is no different to any other.
Master of the Universe
April 15, 2008
Prosecuting Wall Street
When the boom turns to a bust, throughout modern history, politicians begin to prosecute financiers.
Prosecuting Wall Street
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
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
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