AFG Venture Group Dispatches

Corporate advisory and consultancy in Australia, South East Asia and India.

“Let’s make strategic engagement with ASEAN a priority”

February 26th, 2018     

Michael Fay An edited version of this article appeared in the Australian Newspaper in the Higher Education section on Wednesday 21st February 2018. Australia’s tilt towards ASEAN will be boosted in March this year with the ASEAN Australia Leaders Summit in Sydney; Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will be hosting the leaders of the 10 ASEAN […]

Portfolio Investment in Asia to 2017 [Stock market to 2017]

February 1st, 2018     

STOCK MARKETS OF ASIA 2009 TO 2017 There have been comments that one of the reasons for the apparent reluctance of Australian corporates, funds and individuals to invest in Asia has been that the Asian stock markets are not sufficiently profitable. An analysis of the financial performance and outcomes of 6 Asian based stock markets and […]

Corporate Taxation 2016

January 30th, 2018     

 CORPORATE TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA Glen Robinson has spent the last 25+ years focussing on the establishment and development of cross border alliances, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the manufacturing, processing and distribution areas, and particularly targeted to Asia. These corporate advisory activities are based on many years’ experience in management consultancy, and he […]

Myanmar Oral History Project goes live on our website

December 14th, 2017     

Podcasts: Myanmar Oral History Project: From Peter Church’s years of involvement in Myanmar he has become aware of the increasing scarcity of the generation of Myanma citizens who were born before WW2 and have lived through the tumultuous years since that time. These men and women have experienced significant events in the modern history of […]

Lindley Edwards’ article on the relevance of poetry to business published in the December 2017 edition of Boss Magazine

December 6th, 2017     

Poetry is as relevant to business as it is to life, with its power to help us accept challenges and come up with creative solutions. I have long been a student of poetry, as I find it provides wisdom to live by, opens up possibilities and provides innovative ways of seeing as well as experiencing. […]

AIBC NSW Co-hosts Networking Event for Indonesian Young Tech Entrepreneurs under the Australia Award Fellowships Program

April 5th, 2017     

Tuesday evening 21st March in Sydney felt like a typical evening in Indonesia with thunderstorms, torrential rain and high humidity. Most of the 120 registered guests braved the conditions and gathered at King St Brewery, Darling Harbour. The event was co-hosted with QUT who are partners with the Commonwealth Government Australia Awards and Tech Training […]

Parliamentary Review into Trade and Investment Relations between Australia and Indonesia February 2017.

February 25th, 2017     

SUBMISSION BY MICHAEL FAY DIRECTOR and HEAD OF EDUCATION SERVICES AFG VENTURE GROUP CHAIR AUSTRALIA INDONESIA BUSINESS COUNCIL NSW Australia’s existing trade and investment relationships with Indonesia History: In framing our trading relationship with Indonesia it would be helpful, at an official level and in a symbolic way, to recognise the pre European history of […]

Jan 16, 2017 Portfolio Investment in Asia to 2016

January 16th, 2017     

Selected stock exchanges in South East Asia have been developed to a point where they are attractive to both local and foreign investors, further, the introduction of the Asean Exchanges has ensured there is a network of brokers and advisors which have pan-Asean understanding and have the ability to operate at the cross border level. […]


January 16th, 2017     

There have been many comments in relation to the operating costs in Asia and how much lower they are when compared to Australian costs. The commentary usually revolves around the cost of labour, and the “need” to reduce that cost. This analysis clearly shows that while labour costs are a factor, the major factor is […]

Emerging Markets As Investment Targets

June 16th, 2016     

An overview of the Australia performance and attitude to the investment in developing markets in South East Asia About the Author Glen Robinson experience and expertise lie in the manufacturing, processing and distribution areas, with specific emphasis on business management and strategic planning. Glen has more than 25 years’ experience in management consultancy and has worked […]