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July 28, 2014

BANGKOK - As Thailand unshackles itself from the constraints of nine months of political stalemate and an economic recovery falls into place, the beleaguered manufacturing sector is not without considerable challenges going forward, according to a research paper by ANZ Bank.

July 28, 2014

BEIJING – Facing a sluggish domestic property market, Chinese real estate companies are looking abroad for the possibility of participating in overseas casino projects. A report released by Morning Whistle Group, a Shanghai-based internet platform that helps Chinese capital conduct cross-border investment and overseas M&A, says the new two most popular destinations are South Korea’s Jeju Island and Queensland, Australia.

July 28, 2014

BEIJING - The Chinese Government has approved establishment of three private banks in an effort to diversify the financial services sector. Shang Fulin, Chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, announced the three lenders are Shenzhen Gianhai WeBank, Wenzhou Civil Commerical Bank and Tianjin Jincheng Bank. Tencent will hold a 30% stake in Shenzhen Qianhai WeBank.

July 28, 2014

TOKYO –A confluence of Southeast Asia’s need for new investment in infrastructure and Japanese Government efforts to crank up Japan’s economy is encouraging Japanese companies to pursue infrastructure projects in the region – but there are challenges ahead, says ratings agency Standard & Poor's in a new report.


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Webinar - Exporting food, beverages to Hong Kong, China

August 5, 2014

The Export Council of Australia in conjunction with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council is sponsoring this educational webinar from 12.30pm – 1.30pm on Tuesday August 5. Among other presentations, George Davey, a Director of Pirrama Consulting, will discuss his experience exporting food and beverages into China, including Norco’s journey to get fresh milk into China. He will provide insights on packaging and labelling, customs clearance and more.

Australia China Business Week Sydney

September 4, 2014 to September 5, 2014

Australia China Business Week Sydney – September 4-5, 2014, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
 Key topics include the impact of economic reform in Shanghai and the Shanghai Free Trade Zone on Australian businesses, trends in agribusiness in Australia and China, Australia’s national food mage and branding, and how Australian SMEs can access Chinese consumers through technology and digital channels.

EP China 2014, Beijing

October 22, 2014 to October 24, 2014

EP China 2014, Beijing

The 15th International Exhibition on Electric Power Equipment and Technology is expected to attract 1,000 exhibitors from more than 20 countries and regions, and more than 25,000 trade visitors from China and overseas.