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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
February 28, 2008
Regulate This
In 1998, the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, told an annual meeting of the US Securities Industry Association, that money itself was undergoing a dramatic period of change.
Regulate This
February 28, 2008
Loose Caboose
The hope that China will be “decoupled” from America, and so will not feel its looming recession, seemed to take a hit when Premier Wen Jiabao said that 2008 would be “a most difficult year”.
Loose Caboose
February 27, 2008
Engineering Survey: China
Australian companies are often drilled in the “three tenders, cheapest wins” philosophy, where relationships are irrelevant.
Engineering Survey: China
February 27, 2008
Engineering Survey: Asia
When Roger Olds took over Coffey International 12 years ago, he set his sights on taking the consulting company international.
Engineering Survey: Asia
February 27, 2008
Engineering Survey
Few industries appear as well placed as the engineering services industry. According to consultants Booz Allen Hamilton, the world’s urban infrastructure will need an extra $US40 trillion of investment…
Engineering Survey
February 26, 2008
Dying Legacy
This is Pakistan 2008, after eight years of military rule and fancy economic growth figures: under-heated and under-fed in its coldest winter in two decades.
Dying Legacy
January 15, 2008
Deus Forex Machina
The Diplomat speaks with Ian MacFarlane, former governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, about asset prices, and China’s place in the global economic system.
Deus Forex Machina
The Challenge for Nepal’s Migrant Workers
The Challenge for Nepal’s Migrant Workers
Nepalese citizens are increasingly moving abroad — particularly to Gulf countries — to find work. Will their rights be protected?
The Challenge for Nepal’s Migrant Workers
F-35: Still on Asia’s Radar?
F-35: Still on Asia’s Radar?
Several Asian countries are interested in the American F-35 JSF. But Canada’s U-turn on buying the jet won’t encourage Asian partners to sign up any time soon. Will the program survive?
F-35: Still on Asia’s Radar?
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