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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.




March 11, 2014

IF Indonesia scaled up its infrastructure, annual GDP growth could increased by one or two per cent a year, says World Bank economist Ndiame Diop . . .




February 24, 2014

ATTRACTING inbound investment is part of the Third Arrow of Abenomics as Japan seeks to integrate into the global economy . . . 




February 24, 2014

TAIWAN wants to further diversify its sources of energy to secure supply and reduce risks.  Shale gas from the United State is one new source being considered as the Government ponders the future of its nuclear plants . . . 




February 24, 2014

BANKS are upgrading their ranking of liquidity management in today’s market. ANZ’s Philippe Jaccard says the trend by corporates to hold more cash in reserve is true around the world . . . 




February 24, 2014

CHINA is by far the largest investor in Sri Lanka (followed by India and Japan) with the Government saying it needs to fast-track development to rebuild the war-torn country . . . 




January 21, 2014

Robert Horn

ATI Correspondent

INVESTORS see Myanmar as perhaps the last ‘greenfield’ of Asia. But are they viewing the Golden Land through rose-coloured glasses? The probability of political and social unrest over the next decade is high . . .




January 21, 2014

IMPLEMENTATION of AFTA has not been easy for ASEAN. And monitoring will be essential if the step forward from AFTA, the AEC (ASEAN Economic Community) is to be successful. RCEP (a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) covers an even more diverse community of interests, and may prove to be one step too far . . .




January 21, 2014

SENIOR Minister Lee urged me to pick up the ball and run with it,” says Anand Panyarachun, twice Prime Minister of Thailand, as he recalls a meeting with Lee Kuan Yew that ultimately led to formation of the ASEAN Free Trade Area. Leaders of the time also had a hidden political agenda – to forge a closer political entity within the region . . . 




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