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8 Sep 16
Shipping collapses on the rise - Hanjin the latest to sink
Shipping companies world-wide are suffering from depressed freight rates caused by years of weakening demand—particularly from China—as global trade has slowed. The latest casualty is one of the largest to date, South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping.
20 Jun 16
Brexit – Strategies for Australian Business
The Polls Opinion polls in the United Kingdom are trending towards a Brexit from the European Union, an unthinkable outcome barely weeks ago. Though pollsters have been wrongfooted in the UK as recently as the 2015 General Election, the Brexit has to be seen now as a very possible reality.
4 May 15
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) the best new frontier for Australia
Free trade is seen to the biggest driver for economic and international prosperity. Pressure is mounting on US president Barack Obama to garner support from the Democrats for a crucial trade bill to grant the president what is formally known as 'Trade Promotion Authority'.
27 Mar 15
New South Wales Asset Privatisation: Electricity Transmission and Distribution Networks
In this instalment of our asset privatisation bulletin, we preview the opportunities from NSW’s plans to privatise its electricity and transmission and distribution assets: TransGrid, Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy.
27 Jun 13
Senate releases final report on ‘national interest’ test for foreign investment
Since July 2011, Australia’s Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport has been examining the application of the ‘national interest test’ to purchases of Australian agricultural land by foreign entities. The Committee was due to report in late 2011 and after several extensions, the much anticipated final report was tabled in the Senate on 26 June 2013. In this must read article, Partner Janelle Moody examines the final report.
16 Apr 13
China policy direction emerges from the 12th National Congress
China’s 12th National Congress has confirmed that policy reform within this superpower shows no signs of slowing. China specialist and Partner Susan O’Rourke summarises the country’s emerging policy directions, providing a vital insight for investors and companies considering doing business with China.
30 Nov 12
Significant Investor visa launched
The new Significant Investor Visa was launched on 24 November 2012. The new visa program provides Australian companies and fund managers with an opportunity to market products to high net worth individuals seeking investment immigration, particularly from China.
10 Sep 12
Investment into Australia - Significant Investor visa to commence from November 2012
The Significant Investor visa will create a new source of investment capital and increase the pool of funds managed locally. It is expected to promote growth in areas such as real estate property, infrastructure projects, financial planning, fund administration, stockbroking, accounting and funds management.
20 Jun 12
Advantages of the Significant Investor visa and reforms to Business Skills visa program
The Federal Government has announced new reforms to attract successful investors and entrepreneurs to Australia. The Significant Investor visa targets migrants who make an investment of at least AUD$5 million in the Australian economy.