Topic-Economies and development

US and EU laws show Australia’s Right to Repair moment is well overdue

Australians are buying more and more gadgets and devices. Our homes and workplaces seemed to be filled with smart phones, drones, Fitbits, internet- connected fridges,… Read More

Remittances vis-à-vis bank credit and investments in Pacific island countries: The case of Fiji

Remittances––the transmission of money and goods to households by migrant workers for reasons of altruism, insurance and investment––have increased steadily over the years to become… Read More

Japanese trade and investment policies amid the US-China trade friction

During the G20 Osaka summit, world leaders successfully produced a number of substantial outcomes on trade issues due to strong initiatives by the Japanese government. Read More

Perspectives:Asia | Bold, Simple or Dumb: Australia’s economic engagement with Asia

Dr Stephanie Fahey, CEO, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) spoke at the 14 November 2019, Perspectives:Asia talk. With the global trade environment… Read More

Policy options for addressing the China-US trade imbalance

The explosive trade war between China and the US persists due to the constant imposition of tariffs by either side. The solution lies in the… Read More

The China-Trump trade war has spread to Australia. We’re now at risk of global currency war

HUI FENG |  When US President Donald Trump announced via Twitter on Friday that he was slapping tariffs on an extra US$300 billion of… Read More

Connecting the Spokes: Trade, investment and economic relations

The theme of this conference, Connecting the Spokes, implies a hub. In general terms, both the Philippines and Australia tend to view the US, perhaps… Read More

Perspectives:Asia | Mangoro market meri: Women guardians of the mangroves in PNG

Despite a historical and cultural predominance of men in roles of leadership, women are playing a key role in the fight against the large-scale land… Read More

The effects of the US-China trade disputes on Australian exports

The potential trade war between China and the US affect many countries like Australia in this era of globalization. Any tariff which is a tax… Read More

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