Indonesia-Australia agreement offers glimmer of hope amid trade wars

03 Jul 2020 By Kyle Springer, Tammy Wayne-Elliot

The game-changing Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), a wide-ranging economic partnership agreement made with Indonesia, ratified by both governments before COVID-19 hit, and due to enter into force on 5 July.

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A vicious cycle of trade and COVID-19 warfare between the US and China?

06 Apr 2020 By Kyle Springer, Jeffrey Wilson

The US and China have failed to collaborate in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than providing a common threat to prompt cooperation, it has proven divisive.

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Australia’s exposure to regional economic disruption: Trade

02 Apr 2020 By Jeffrey Wilson

Most of the economic policy debate in Australia today focuses on the domestic side: how can government stimulate the economy effectively as public health measures close many parts of it down? But the international side of the economic crisis is equally important. Australia is a highly open economy, with deep economic links global partners.

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Australia-Indonesia relations thriving, but economic ties lag behind

07 Feb 2020 By Kyle Springer

The visit of Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to Australia this week bodes well for relations with Indonesia. Indeed, relations have improved significantly since a low period in the earlier part of this decade marked by diplomatic rows over issues ranging from political gaffes to phone tapping.

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Has Japan Become the Kingmaker for Trade Deals in the Indo-Pacific?

30 Jan 2020 By Jeffrey Wilson

The future of RCEP depends on how the Japanese government will approach India’s withdrawal.

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India’s star continues to rise

29 Oct 2019 By Professor Stephen Smith

Board member Stephen Smith reflects on his recent visit to India as part of a Perth USAsia Centre delegation with CEO Gordon Flake and former Australian High Commissioner to India Peter Varghese.

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A Conversation with Steve Clarke of Cell Media Australia

23 Oct 2019 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

In the lead up to the WA-ASEAN Trade and Investment Dialogue, hosted by JTSI and convened by the Perth USAsia Centre, Tammy Wayne-Elliot asked Steve Clark of Cell Media how the business broke the South East Asian market, and advice for other businesses looking to do the same.

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ASEAN is the answer for Australian business in 2019

15 Jan 2019 By Gordon Flake

While China and Japan will continue to loom large and India is on the horizon, and as the WA Government develops its Asian Engagement Strategy; Australian businesses should look to the dynamic ASEAN region.

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Australia's Role in Indonesian Infrastructure Projects

29 Oct 2018 By Winona Wroe

Indonesia’s growing importance in the Indo-Pacific region means that now more than ever Australia must expand the ways in which it engages with its closest Asian neighbour. One of the ways that Australia can improve their engagement is to increase efforts to close the huge infrastructure gap in Indonesia.

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