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July 7, 2014

ATI Magazine June-July 2014 issue

Robert Horn

ATI Correspondent

 

THE military seems to have learned from its previous mistakes – the well-being of business, including tourism, has been made a priority.  
The most daunting challenge will be to manage the re-ordering of the political system to everyone’s satisfaction . . .




June 20, 2014

ATI Magazine April/May 2014 issue

ASIA is at the beginning of a 150-year cycle of wealth creation, led by China — the factory of the world which is now the factory of the world’s billionaires — according to Wealth X, a Singapore-based research firm dedicated to identifying and validating ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals around the world . . .




June 20, 2014

ATI Magazine April/May 2014 issue

“THE West needs to move away from the concept that the evolution of China will spawn a system that looks like other Western democracies. There could well be another way which does not presently exist” . . .




June 20, 2014

ATI Magazine April/May 2014 issue

WITH the legal market globalising, China is not alone in fearing an inflow of foreign law firms, which have already snared most of the big deals being done in Singapore and Hong Kong, says Hunt & Hunt’s Jim Harrowell, one of Australia’s most experienced international lawyers. “I have some sympathy for them,” says Harrowell, but he is hopeful that Australian firms will be able to enter joint ventures and profit sharing with their Chinese counterparts by the end of this year . . .




June 6, 2014

ATI Magazine April/May 2014 issue

A Culture of Blame . . .

Too much compliance kills entrepreneurs

AUSTRALIA does not have an effective business judgement rule, says John Colvin, Chief Executive of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Over-regulation is starting to hinder competitiveness, he warns . . .




May 23, 2014

FORMER Presidents Megawati’s ambitions for her daughter are being blamed for an unexpected setback to the Presidential hopes of the popular Joko Widodo — as Islamic parties snare a total 39 per cent of the vote in legislative polling in Indonesia . .




May 23, 2014

ATI April-May 2014 issue

AUSTRALIA has signed off on trade agreements with Japan and South Korea, and hopes for an agreement with China by the end of this year . . .




May 15, 2014

THE megatrend in agribusiness will be higher demand for meat and high-protein food as millions emerge from poverty in Asia, says Cheo Tong Choon, Executive Chairman of the Singapore-listed Mewah Group. Mewah has expanded from refining and marketing palm oil (it is the world’s third-largest palm oil refiner) into rice and dairy. With more people set to change from vegetable-based diets, particularly in China and India, Cheo is “highly optimistic” of the future of countries like Australia and New Zealand as suppliers of beef,  lamb and dairy to emerging Asia . . .




April 24, 2014

ATI Magazine February/March 2014 issue

IT IS quite an extraordinary story,” says Austrade’s Laurie Smith. “If you are nimble and quick in providing really high-quality products, you can get good prices in the China market . . .




April 24, 2014

ATI Magazine February/March 2014 issue

REGULATORS have placed undue emphasis on liquidity and are penalising long-term commitments by banks, says Charles Dallara, who till recently headed the peak global body for the finance industry, the
Institute of International Finance. He says there needs to be adjustment of regulatory measures taken since the Global Financial Crisis . . .




April 14, 2014

ATI Magazine February - March 2014 issue




March 28, 2014

ATI February/March 2014 issue

ANXIETY over the Royal succession is at the root of Thailand’s political turmoil, with instability likely to continue, says political analyst Pavin Chachavalpongpun . . .




March 28, 2014

ATI February/March 2014 issue

BECAUSE Australia is a relatively small market, it makes sense for Australian companies to scale up through Hong Kong for international sales . . .




March 28, 2014

ATI February/March 2014 issue

DESPITE negotiating last-minute concessions, copper miners in Eastern Indonesia will now have to pay an export tax of 20 per cent on exports unless they process locally . . .




March 11, 2014

TAIWAN’s China Steel Corporation is strengthening its supply line of raw materials by acquiring equity in supplier companies in Australia, Malaysia and Canada.




March 11, 2014

CHINA is moving into a phase of lower, but more sustainable growth, after more than a decade of double digit growth.




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