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July 22, 2016

TOKYO - More monetary and fiscal stimulus is coming Japan’s way, perhaps in a manner that is more radical than the norm, in a bid to sustainably reflate Japan’s economy out of its funk, ANZ Bank says in a new research report, pointing to a policy meeting of Bank of Japan this coming Friday (July 29).

July 22, 2016

BEIJING - A document jointly released by China’s Central Committee and the State Council says China will overhaul its investment and financing system to stimulate market vitality in the economic downturn. The State newsagency Xinhua reported Government plans to cut red tape, improve supervision and encourage enterprises to invest.

July 21, 2016

SINGAPORE - S&P Global Ratings has raised China's annual growth forecasts for 2016 and 2017, following the country's stronger-than-expected GDP print for the second quarter of 2016. It now sees real GDP expanding at 6.6% this year and 6.3% next year, both about 0.25% higher than previous forecasts. The 2018 GDP growth forecast remains at 6.0%.

July 21, 2016

HONG KONG - China's corporate sector will come under increasing strain this year as economic growth slows, industrial overcapacity crimps profitability and cash flow, and an elevated appetite for expansion weakens leverage, according to a new report from S&P Global Ratings. "China now has the highest corporate leverage among major industrial countries, with an average debt-to-GDP ratio of about 160%, said S&P Global Ratings credit analyst Christopher Lee.


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Australian Pavilion at China International Fair for Investment & Trade – Xiamen

September 7, 2016 to September 11, 2016

The Australian Business Forum has limited space available at the ABF Australian Pavilion showing at CIFIT in Xiamen in September.  Further information at www.ABF.Events or call (61 3) 8689-9898.

Australia- China Business Week 2016 will be staged in Melbourne on July 27 and in Adelaide on August 3.

Hong Kong-Australia Business Awards Entries closing August 31

August 1, 2016

Entries for the NSW Chapter HKABA Business Awards are now open in the following categories – Export of Goods/Services; Import of Goods/Services; Business Excellence; and Business Development. A Young Professionals Alliance Award is also offered to encourage and recognise the achievements of young Australian professionals. Further information from Aysha Manho, Executive Assistant, HKABA NSW Chapter, tel (61 2) 9267-3158, email

World Development Forum - Colombo

October 12, 2016 to October 13, 2016

The 16th World Export Development Forum (WEDF) will be hosted for the first time in Sri Lanka. The theme is Trade for Success: Connect, Complete and Change. The forum is expected provide a platform for B2B matchmaking opportunities between Sri Lankan companies and foreign companies in support of trade-led development.