AFG Venture Group Dispatches

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

CORPORATE TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA FOR THE YEAR 2016

June 22nd, 2018     

There has been considerable discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of reducing the headline rate of tax to be applied to Australian based companies. Unfortunately, much of it is based on misconception, incorrect information, bias and hence a political decision is likely to be adopted and the opportunity to develop an effective and transparent system […]

ASEAN international education growth lies in-country

June 7th, 2018     

The PIE News Jun 1, 2018 Offshore branch campuses and in-country delivery will produce the most significant opportunities for providers to access more students, according to Michael Fay, director of the ASEAN Focus Group. But while there are opportunities, further work is needed on qualification recognition, facilities and English language adoption.       Australian […]

ASEAN Australia Education Dialogue 2018

April 22nd, 2018     

     The ASEAN Australia Education Dialogue (AAED) Penang, Malaysia March 21st to 23rd 2018 In this our final newsletter for AAED 2018 we provide a profile of the delegates by country, document the Dialogue highlights and deliver a selection of the Dialogue presentations. We also announce the preparations for AAED 2019. The ASEAN Australia Education Dialogue […]

BOOK REVIEW ASIAN CENTURY On a Knife Edge

April 9th, 2018     

A 360 Degree Analysis of Asia’s Recent Economic Development by John West John in his latest tome has cast a critical eye over the development parameters of a number of Asian countries, a feat which is unusual these days as most commentators seem to think Asia equals China and China equals Asia, so for that reason […]

“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 […]