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July 18, 2018

ADELAIDE - Australian LNG exports surged by 9.3 million tonnes (18.5%) to 59.7 million tonnes in 2017-18, with the biggest drivers of increased shipments Chevron’s new projects. Shipments from Gorgon grew by 6.9 Mt to 12.7 Mt while the start-up of Wheatstone produced 2.1 Mt. EnergyQuest, the energy advisory group, says both projects have further room to grow this year, towards Gorgon’s nameplate capacity of 15.6 Mtpa and Wheatstone’s 8.9 Mtpa.

July 17, 2018

SINGAPORE - A strong majority of fixed-income investors polled by S&P Global Ratings plan to increase their allocations to Asia this year. This is up from previous rounds of the same survey, and comes despite increased volatility and rising bond yields.

July 17, 2018

LONDON - Sovereign wealth funds are increasing their exposure to listed assets as private market deal activity slows, according to research from the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF). Dealing with Disruption, an inaugural IFSWF annual review, produced in association with the Sovereign Investment Lab at Bocconi University, Milan, found that sovereign wealth funds’ (SWFs) appetite for real estate and infrastructure deals slowed in 2017.

July 17, 2018

SEOUL – Meeting in Singapore, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Singapore’s Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, have agreed to expand co-operation on several areas, including trade and investment in human resources. They agreed to expand exchanges of high-level officials and students studying advanced technologies. They also plan to expand two-way trade, currently at around US$20 billion, and promote investment by concluding talks on revision of  the double taxation agreement. 


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Food, Home, Tea, Medicine, Wellness in five Expos - Hong Kong

August 16, 2018 to August 23, 2018

Five concurrent events organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will open on August 16 t the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) - the 29th Food Expo, the 3rd Beauty & Wellness Expo, the 5th Home Delights Expo, the 10th Hong Kong International Tea Fair and the International Conference of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products (ICMCM).


More than 2,000 exhibitors are expected to take part in the four fairs.

China Digital Conference 2018 - Melbourne August 21 – Sydney August 23

July 21, 2018 to July 23, 2018

Now in the seventh year, China Digital Conference 2018 (CDC2018) will present a major focus on key drivers across the e-commerce platforms in China. This year’s CDC Conference will host more than 60 high-profile keynote speakers from China, Asia, New Zealand and Australia.

CDC provides an important insight into the NEW RETAIL developments and how Australian retailers, producer’s suppliers and marketers can benefit from this growing new retail trend in China.  And it explains the difference in consumer motivation and behaviour between the Chinese and Australian markets.