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Export opportunities await in South Korea for SMEs

Export opportunities await in South Korea for SMEs

Reading Time: 3 minutes South Korea is one of Australia’s closest economic and trading partners, and with its high-income economy, there is a strong market for Australia’s high quality goods and services. For Australian SME exporters thinking about entering the South Korean market, it is important to first identify the opportunities for your business and any potential risks. Opportunities […]

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Australian businesses must pay attention China’s economic slowdown

Australian businesses must pay attention China’s economic slowdown

Reading Time: 2 minutes China’s economic slowdown is forecast to trigger increased trade credit risk in Australia and the broader Asia Pacific region, according to new Atradius research*. The Atradius 2015 Payment Practices Barometer for the Asia Pacific region found that Australia and Indonesia, both of which are heavily dependent on commodity exports to China, were particularly susceptible to […]

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Finance key for helping Australian businesses succeed overseas

Finance key for helping Australian businesses succeed overseas

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the mining boom continues to lose pace, Australia’s trade and investment profile is changing. While the growth of our commodities sector may have diminished, other sectors are performing well as demand for Australian products and services overseas is strong and, in many sectors, growing. Against this background, there are a number of opportunities for […]

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Growth of Australian exporters inhibited by financing constraints

Growth of Australian exporters inhibited by financing constraints

Reading Time: < 1 minute Access to finance continues to challenge the growth of Australia’s internationally-active businesses according a new survey commissioned by the Export Council of Australia and supported by Efic, the Australian Government’s export finance agency. The new Australian International Business Survey (AIBS) 2015 is one of the largest and most in-depth surveys of Australian exporters involving over […]

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Lack of information holding back businesses from international trade

Lack of information holding back businesses from international trade

Reading Time: < 1 minute Compliance issues, red tape, and a lack of knowledge relating to free trade agreements (FTAs) are holding back many of Australia’s businesses from engaging in international trade, according to a new survey by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). The ACCI’s 2015 Trade Survey, using information gathered from 227 businesses, revealed that more […]

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