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November 17, 2017

NEW DELHI - Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded India’s sovereign rating to Baa2 from Baa3 with a stable outlook. This puts Moody’s one notch ahead of S&P and Fitch, which have India on BBB- (stable).

November 15, 2017

SINGAPORE - Receding geopolitical risks and improving global growth prospects saw a return of foreign portfolio inflows into Asia in October. However, the inflows were primarily concentrated in equities, with South Korea and Taiwan the primary beneficiaries of foreign buying.

November 15, 2017

BEIJING – China’s Jiangsu province is stepping up regulation of public-private partnerships (PPPs) to stop them from becoming another financing platform for local governments to secretly rack up more debt.

November 14, 2017

JAKARTA – South Korea’s President, Moon Jae-in, and Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, have agreed to elevate bi-lateral relations between the two countries to a special strategic partnership, citing their “common aspiration to maintain peace, stability and prosperity across Asia.”


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Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference – Hong Kong – November 23-24, 2017

November 23, 2017 to November 24, 2017

HONG KONG - The seventh ALMC the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre will spotlight three key topics - the Belt and Road Initiative, e-Commerce and smart logistics. About 70 speakers from the logistics and maritime sectors will share their industry vision.

ALMC is expected to attract 2,000 visitors from 20 countries and regions. This year’s exhibition has been scaled up, with more than 120 exhibitors showcasing supply chain management, logistics, maritime and related services. www.almc.hk

Pathway to China Forum – Australia-China Business Week, Sydney – November 21-22, 2017

November 21, 2017 to November 22, 2017

A one-day Pathway to China Forum at ABCW Sydney will focus on important topics for Australian businesses engaged or about to enter the China market:

What it really takes to break into the Chinese market;
Opportunities in China's small cities;
Demystifying the Chinese customer's buying triggers; and
IP & Brand potential strategies for China.

For full details of ACBW Sydney, visit http://www.acbwchina.com.au

Sri Lanka Festival 2017 – Tumbalong Park, Sydney – November 25-26, 2017

November 25, 2017 to November 26, 2017

The best of Sri Lanka will be on show at a two-day Festival in Tumbalong Park, Sydney, on November 25 and 26. The Festival will promote Sri Lankan travel, tourism and culture, along with Sri Lankan food, tea, handicrafts, batik, gems and jewellery. Events will run from 10.am until 5.pm daily, and entry is free. For further information, call (61 2) 9221-1667 e-mail slcgsyd-trade@bigpond.com