Monday, Jun. 17, 2019

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The trade ministers from the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries will be gathering this weekend in Hanoi to discuss bringing the agreement into force.

While the TPP didn’t require many changes from the United States, which is...

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has finally issued a ruling on the vexing issue of what to do about a pending trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Singapore.  Nearly all of the agreement will now start...

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Heath Baker

This weekend in Vietnam, at the sidelines of the APEC meeting, Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo met with trade ministers from ten other countries to discuss the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

There were twelve TPP members,...

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Join us for a speed networking event at which you can find out more about doing business in and with the UK.

In GDP terms, the UK is the world’s fifth largest economy, with a comparative advantage in services, particularly financial...

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Do you trust all of your clients to pay their bills on time? Whether you're a SME just starting to export or large enterprise with years of export experience, clients can be financially unstable and you won't have any idea. You might continue to...

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After the shock results from the UK and the US last year all eyes are now firmly locked on the Eurozone where the French elections, scheduled for April and May 2017, are generating concern within currency markets.

As anti-establishment sentiment...

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New York has been developing its position as a global startup ecosystem for well over 10 years. Recognised as the financial capital globally, New York resurgence as a significant startup ecosystem has been driven by capital injection and...

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The two year countdown to the UK’s exit from the EU has now begun. Last month, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May formally notified the European Council President of the United Kingdom’s intention to leave the European Union by...

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“Mexico is the second largest and most interconnected economy on the [American] continent, as well as Australia’s largest trading partner in Latin America. Reforms by the current Mexican administration are opening new sectors and new...

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Political Risk Index

Exporting into a new market is always scary, whether you’re a multinational company with several existing export markets or a small business that is investigating the growth opportunity exporting may bring. The difference between the two...

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India’s high-growth market is a pocket of optimism to global investors, but only those who can navigate the many quirks of the country’s business environment will find success. Here's what they need to know.

Economic and demographic...

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How to navigate your way into China.

Doing business with China can be complicated. Many companies give up on the cost benefits of paying in China’s local currency because they are confused by the three different markets which the Renminbi operates in.

For most of its existence,...

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How well do you know your customers?

Recent headline-grabbing stories such as the Unaoil bribery scandal, the Panama Papers and the funding of terrorist groups like Islamic State have brought the issues of anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) to the fore....

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TOP 5 FACTS FOR ASIA PACIFIC CORPORATE PAYMENTS

Coface's annual survey on Asia-Pacific economies traced the evolution of corporate payments in 11 sectors of activity from last year. Here are the top 5 things you need to know: 

1. 7 out of 10...

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2017 Planning eGuide

If your business operates internationally, or you make regular international payments, 2016 may have been a challenging year for you. Significant events such as the monumental BREXIT outcome may have affected your profits or cash flow.

What will...

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Victoria Jamour

Have you ever found yourself in the stressful position of needing to travel urgently or unexpectedly for business but your passport is sitting with a foreign consulate due to lengthy visa processing times? In her blog, Fragomen's Victoria Jamour...

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Find the latest immigration news and developments as they evolve under the Trump Administration in one central location in a dedicated micro-site hosted by immigration law firm, Fragomen. The site includes links to the Executive Orders and related...

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Victoria Jamour

For Australian, senior executive travellers, one way to avoid any unnecessary delays or issues is to consider applying for an APEC Business Travel card (ABTC). In her blog, Fragomen's Victoria Jamour shares with you the eligibility...

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On Friday, February 10, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold his second meeting with US President Donald Trump.  Abe should strongly resist the temptation to announce the start of bilateral trade negotiations. 

If pressed, the...

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“Trade is like life itself.  It will figure a way,” said Alan Russell, as quoted in the New York Times on January 30. 

Yes and no. 

While trade will go on, finding a way to do so as easily as it has done for...

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