While we do well delivering our services like higher education and tourism at home to foreigners, if Australia is to continue its economic prosperity we need to take these world-class offerings to Asia.
China, the most populous nation in our region and our largest trading partner is very important to Australia.
Global demand for resources continues to grow, a trend that is expected to continue over the coming decades. This is being driven by population growth and the expansion of a more aspirant middle class in developing and emerging economies.
The imminent federal election must see our major political parties explain how they would position Australia to influence the emerging Cold War – fought in the domain of technology - between the US and China.
The Robb Group, based in Sydney CBD, is a family office that focuses on corporate consulting and investment banking style advisory services to the wholesale corporate market.
Establishing an Australian Business Growth Fund could provide SMEs with the opportunity to take this capacity for innovation into the broader Asian region.
As the developed world comes to recognise and accept the inevitable and substantial competitive forces coming from the developing world in the decades ahead, the tens of millions of small and medium businesses who will drive much of the growth must be resolute in demanding continued opening up of their economies, if the huge potential of the developing world is to be realised.
“China opened up to so many services in health, education, and water management…in hundreds of areas,” Robb said, adding that these areas are Australia's particular strength, expecting “enthusiasm” over further opportunities at home.
Chinese President Xi Jinping was on hand yesterday to open the China International Import Expo designed to show China is open to global markets for business.
At the Sino-International Entrepreneurs Summit in Wuhan, Mr Robb said 2019 would be a year of continued uncertainty and “global headwinds to growth” as a result of President Trump’s trade barriers and his “attack on the global supply chain”.
Chinese investors in Australia attending a Sino-Australasian entrepreneurs’ summit have been told that the food and agricultural sector is “ripe for the picking” with local superannuation funds remaining reluctant to invest.
The architect of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement said Australia was recognised internationally for its clear rules around investment and said the CIC would help to ensure it remains in the top tier.
The annual Sino-Australian Entrepreneurs Summit (SAES) will be held from Sept. 23 to 27 in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.
There are tensions over Australian access to the Chinese market and Chinese influence in Australia. Former trade minister Andrew Robb has contradicted the government's claims it's a media beat-up.
My simple thesis tonight is that an unprecedented and unexpected surge in demand from one country, China, drove the mining boom, and further new demand from China, and other countries in our region, can sustain such growth for several decades if we play our cards correctly.
As a general statement Australians do love farmers, but they also have little empathy with bush concerns if they don’t easily understand or relate to them – especially when they’ve got plenty of their own cost of living or transport issues to deal with each week.
It’s very courageous for someone in his position to open up about his mental health and to admit to the problems that he’s dealing with publicly is an act of great courage and an act of generosity to so many.
It is human nature to prefer the status quo; to keep things just as they are, to oppose change particularly when it means you have to change too.
This weekend Australia has a rare opportunity to join regional powers in nutting out their approach to the ramped up, geostrategic tug of war that is now the ghost at every diplomatic table.
The development of the Belt and Road Initiative is an example of how successful economies can assist countries that are not strong enough economically to improve their situation...
Former trade minister Andrew Robb has urged Australian farmers to capitalise on premium livestock markets in China.
Former Trade Minister Andrew Robb has urged the Federal Government to turn down the anti-Chinese rhetoric and “urgently” lower the temperature of its strained relationship with China.
ChAFTA or the China Australia Free Trade Agreement entered into force on December the 20th 2015. Widely considered to be the most comprehensive Free Trade Agreement signed between China and a developed nation, ChAFTA is undisputedly a significant landmark in the Australia-China relationship and the envy of competitor nations that do business with China.
I was keen to take up the invitation to speak on innovation in the inspection and testing sector because sustaining the current levels of growth in trade and investment in our region will depend significantly upon the effectiveness of the equipment used, and the skills and capabilities of the workforce in this sector.
Speaking with Sky News Business, Former Trade Minister Andrew Robb says both China and India are re-emerging as global heavyweights.
Former trade minister Andrew Robb told an audience of 400 cattle producers and beef industry stakeholders in Darwin on Friday that the next few decades can be extraordinary for Australian agriculture, but Australian investment in Asia is needed to capitalise on the opportunity.
The visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is warmly welcomed; it is yet another important step in further strengthening the bonds between our two countries. The mutual respect that regional peace and stability is built on is a product of such personal engagement at every level. Too much is at stake not to do so.
AN ENGLISHMAN, an American and a Japanese man walk into a bar in a small country town. Nobody looks up.
FIND a suitable long-term trusting partner who shares common values and serves mutual needs and then sign-up for sustainable contractual arrangements to seal the deal and share the future benefits.
As we watch and wait to see whether the newly ensconced United States President will go through with his threat to pull the trigger on what will be an almighty and irreparable trade war with China, something incredible is quietly unfolding between China and Australia and every Australian stands to benefit.