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Australia to introduce new visa to attract entrepreneurs, boost economy

The proposed visa would facilitate foreign entrepreneurs and investors The Australian Government is set to introduce a new visa for people willing to establish businesses in the country. The visa will not require... Read more »

Australia and Sri Lanka sign new agreement to boost trade ties

Australia and Sri Lanka sign new agreement aimed at boosting economic ties between the two countries. Australia and Sri Lanka has signed a framework agreement to boost international trade and investment during... Read more »
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NSW tops the charts in ‘State of the States’

NSW is the best performing economy in Australia, Victoria closes in NSW remains the best performing economy in Australia after leading the nation for a 13th straight quarter in CommSec’s latest State of... Read more »
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (L) in Sydney, Australia

China, Australia agree to promote economic ties

Australia and China to expand free trade between the two major Asia-Pacific economies Australia and China have inked a series of bilateral agreements and moved to expand free trade between the two... Read more »
Shinzo Abe and Malcolm Turnbull talk to the media at Kirribilli House in Sydney. Photo: David Moir/EPA

Australia and Japan to strengthen defence ties

Australia and Japan will strengthen military ties as leaders of both the countries recommit to ensuring regional stability and strong trade links. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo... Read more »
Blackmores wins 2016 Premier’s NSW Export Award

Blackmores wins 2016 Premier’s NSW Export Award

“NSW exports $63 billion worth of goods and services a year and it’s our export led-growth that makes our State the engine room of the Australian economy”: Mike Baird Blackmores has been... Read more »
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Qatar buys landmark Asia Square Tower in Singapore for record US$2.45 billion

The acquisition of Asian Square Tower 1 by Qatar marks the largest single tower real estate transaction in Asia Pacific and second-largest single-tower real estate deal globally SINGAPORE – Asia Square Tower... Read more »

Australia cuts interest rates to record low of 1.75% to fight deflation

The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut its benchmark interest rate to a historic low of 1.75% ahead of budget Australia’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low of... Read more »

Tourists cut back on Europe trips after Brussels Bombings

Brussels terror attack has altered perceptions of the continent’s safety The impact of the Brussels terror onslaught was immediate. Within days, occupancy rates at some hotels in the city plunged to just... Read more »
Singapore is world’s most expensive city for third year in a row, says EIU report

Singapore is world’s most expensive city: EIU report

Singapore is world’s most expensive city for third year in a row, says EIU report For the third year running, Singapore is the world’s most expensive city in the world, though Zurich... Read more »
Together, China and the US account for nearly half of the billionaires on the planet. Beijing, for the first time, has taken over New York to become the world capital of billionaires with 100 live there.

China has more billionaires than US now

China edged out America on several fronts in a new report profiling the world’s wealthiest people. Beijing pushed New York into second place – 100 to 95 – when it took over this year’s... Read more »
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Pakistan and Malaysia – Tale of Misery vs Prosperity

Malaysia can be a good case study for Pakistan from which Pakistan can learn lessons on ethnic harmony and economic development By Dr. Minhaj Qidwai Pakistan and Malaysia both were liberated from... Read more »

Where will robots take over the most jobs?

The rise of robots and AI in the workplace seems almost inevitable at the moment. But if machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do?... Read more »
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NSW Economy hits half a trillion dollar mark

NSW is the first half a trillion dollar state economy in Australia, with Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian welcoming the results of the ABS 2014-15 State Accounts. “This is the first time ever that... Read more »

Australia to contribute $930 million to Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Joe Hockey says

Australia will become a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Treasurer Joe Hockey has announced. The decision comes after extensive discussions between the Government, China and other key partners... Read more »
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Chinese Trade Minister Gao Hucheng attended the signing ceremony Wednesday in Canberra.

Australia, China sign landmark free trade agreement

Trade deal termed milestone in Australia and China bilateral relations Australia and China have signed a landmark free trade agreement after more than a decade of negotiations, providing a boon for jobs and... Read more »
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Indonesia seeks to shift towards green economy

The high initial investment in green infrastructure and limited state budget is a major deterrent. Jakarta is thus inviting private sectors to chip in as the country attempts to shift towards a... Read more »

Australian sharemarket sinks for sixth day straight

Share market hits first six-session run of losses since December last year The Australian stock market looks set to open lower, following falls on Wall Street overnight. At 0654 AEST on Tuesday,... Read more »

Five key trends that will define the future of Australia

Australia, as it emerges from the global financial crisis and the resources boom, is entering a new chapter in its economic history buffeted by five mega-trends. These trends, according to a banking... Read more »

Australia-Pakistan explore new avenues to enhance bilateral trade and ties

On her first visit to Pakistan as Foreign Minister, Ms. Julie Bishop held meetings with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to discuss the growing strength of bilateral partnership and important regional and international... Read more »
Australian FM Julie Bishop held talks with her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad during her 2-day visit to Pakistan.

Australia and Pakistan agree to strengthen bilateral ties

Australia and Pakistan discuss diverse areas including Business, Security, Tourism and People-to-People Exchange Tribune International Report (Islamabad Bureau) ISLAMABAD (Pakistan): Australia and Pakistan agreed on Wednesday to further enhance and strengthen bilateral... Read more »

Chinese President receives warm welcome in Pakistan

Pakistan’s top leadership welcomed Chinese President Xi on his arrival on a two-day state visit on Monday (20 April 2015) on a much-awaited trip that seeks to bolster strategic and economic cooperation... Read more »

China and Pakistan launch economic corridor worth $46 billion

ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan) — China and Pakistan launched a plan on for energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan worth $46 billion, linking their economies and underscoring China’s economic ambitions in Asia and beyond.... Read more »

Australia and India explore ways to facilitate flow of uranium

NEW DELHI (India) — Australia and India are set to explore ways for early conclusion of the Administrative Arrangements on civil nuclear cooperation to facilitate the flow of uranium amid Australian assurances... Read more »