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May 24, 2017

HONG KONG – Almost 15 months after placing China on negative outlook, Moody’s Investors Service today downgraded China’s sovereign rating to A1 from Aa3. Moody’s says the outlook is stable. Despite China posting better than expected GDP growth in Q1, Moody’s decision to downgrade stems from their expectation that China’s debt will continue to rise while potential growth slows, eroding the country’s credit metrics. Moody’s does not see the Government’s reforms as fully offsetting the rise in economic and financial risk.

May 23, 2017

NEW DELHI - USG Boral, a global leader in building products technology, has announced plans to build a new plasterboard plant in South India . The new plant will be operated by its India business unit, USG Boral Building Products India Pte Ltd. USG Boral is 50% ownedy Boral Ltd of Australia.

May 22, 2017

SEOUL – South Korea’s new President, Moon Jae-in, has nominated Kim Dong-yeon, currently President of Ajou University, as his new Finance Minister, Chang Ha-sung, currently a Korea University professor, as his new Chief of Staff for Policy, and the Director of the Institute for the Future of State (IFS) Kim Gwang-du, as the new Vice Chairman of the National Economic Advisory Council. (ATI).

May 22, 2017

KUALA UMPUR - Malaysia’s better-than-expected economic performance in Q1 – at 5.6% up from 4.5% in Q4 of 2016 - was largely driven by domestic demand, particularly private consumption and gross fixed capital formation, which printed much stronger than expected.


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Australia-Taiwan business relations and opportunities – Newcastle/Hunter

September 14, 2017 to September 16, 2017

Senior leaders of Taiwan Power Corporation (Taipower), China Steel (CSC), Chinese Petroleum (CPC) and Formosa Plastics Group (FPG) will join leading educationalists and representatives of Taiwan’s research community and high-tech industries at the 31st annual joint meeting of the ROC-Australia Business Council and the Australia-Taiwan Business Council (ATBC) at the Crowne Plaza Newcastle from September 14-17.

Seminars on Rules of Origin, National tax regimes – Florence, Italy

May 30, 2017 to June 14, 2017

 The Academy of Global Governance ( is organising two executive training seminars at the European University Institute on rules of origin (May 30 – June 1) and on national tax regimes (June 14).
Applications for the first seminar ( ) close on May 24.