AFG Venture Group News


Portfolio Investment in Asia 2017

Posted on Monday 16th January, 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. […]

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COMPARATIVE OPERATING COSTS IN ASIA 2016

Posted on Monday 16th January, 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 […]

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Emerging Markets As Investment Targets

Posted on Thursday 16th June, 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 […]

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Investing In An Emerging Market In Asia

Posted on Thursday 16th June, 2016

  There are some tried and true “do’s and do nots’ in relation to investing in emerging economies, and some of them are outlined here.  Interesting!   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 […]

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Situation Report Myanmar, The Country of Incredible Change

Posted on Thursday 16th June, 2016

Myanmar, the country which spent 50 years under a repressive authoritarian rule moved out just over 5 years ago, and it is attempting to take its rightful place in the global economy.  This piece looks at the recent history and a prognosis for the future. Of considerable interest to foreigners is the investment climate. Glen […]

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Amazing Achievement by Four West Papua Students

Posted on Friday 27th May, 2016

Four West Papua students who articulated from TAFE NSW to university through North Coast TAFE received top honours at excellence awards at Lismore last week. After completing six months of English for Academic Purposes at Southern Cross University (SCU), the students enrolled in Certificate IV in Hospitality at Wollongbar TAFE, as a pathway into SCU […]

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Draft International Education Strategy: Submission from AFGVenture Group on Indonesian Market Development Opportunities and Challenges

Posted on Tuesday 21st July, 2015

Introduction The focus of this feedback to the Draft International Education Strategy relates to Indonesia due to its geostrategic importance to Australia and its undoubted challenges for our international education sector. Our government representation on education in Indonesia has included both a role and leadership from Austrade and from AEI, the latter I understand no […]

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Australian Trade/Investment in Myanmar and Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted on Wednesday 2nd July, 2014

Author: Trevor Wilson Visiting Fellow, Department of Political & Social Change, ANU Advisor to the Australia-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce This article was originally written for the Australia Myanmar Chamber of Commerce(AMCC). 1. Introduction How much corporate social responsibility should Australian companies practise if and when they enter Myanmar? Should there be additional obligations placed on […]

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Articles by Professor James Clad

Posted on Tuesday 24th September, 2013

We draw your attention two two articles written by Professor James Clad, a member of our Advisory Board. Professor Clad provides advice to AFG Venture Group in the area of the Asian energy sector. Washington: Just Say No To Pakistan Another day, another calamity: thirty killed by a suicide bomber at a funeral in Quetta; the […]

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COW Renegotiations – The Current Position and the Likely End Game by Bill Sullivan of Christian Teo Purwono & Partners

Posted on Thursday 22nd August, 2013

Bill Sullivan of Jakarta based law firm Christian Teo Purwono & Partners has produced an interesting piece outlining the Indonesian Government’s efforts to renegotiate legacy Contracts of Works to bring their terms into line with the 2009 Mining Law. In the opinion of the writer, this apparent lack of any major progress over the past 12 months, […]

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Asialink Leaders Program applications now open

Posted on Wednesday 21st August, 2013

The Asialink Leaders Program offers an unparalleled career development opportunity for Australian professionals to build their Asia capabilities. Celebrating 20 years of success, the program equips participants with the knowledge, skills and networks to enable them to engage more effectively with the countries of Asia. The program is run over nine months in Sydney, Melbourne […]

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Congratulations to Ronachai Krisadaolarn

Posted on Thursday 15th August, 2013

Ronachai Krisadaolarn and Vasilijs Mihailovs win First Prize for their book from the 2 leading numismatic organisations. In Europe: On May 23, 2013 The International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) after voting at their annual convention in Leipzig declared: The First place winner is Ronachai Krisadaolarn and Vasilijs Mihailovs for Siamese Coins – From the […]

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The origins of the Indonesia Australia Business Council (IABC)

Posted on Tuesday 13th August, 2013

The Indonesia Australia Report has published the below article, including the item written by Peter Church in 2011 which explains the origin of the Indonesia Australia Business Council (IABC). The Indonesia Australia Report is devoted to profiling business and community links and connectivity between Australia and Indonesia, and is a valuable resource to those interested […]

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Myanmar, The Darling of the Media Commentators. Can the Change be Maintained?

Posted on Wednesday 10th July, 2013

There has been an increasing amount of column inches devoted to the changes which have occurred in Myanmar, and as one who has had a commercial contact with the country since 1994 when we opened our first office in Yangon, and in 1998 when we first produced the Myanmar Business Guide, the changes which have […]

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Peter Church appointed to the Advisory Board of SchoolEducation.com

Posted on Wednesday 10th July, 2013

Peter Church has recently been appointed to the Advisory Board of SchoolEducation.com (http://www.sdutt.com/p/advisors.html) which partners with schools in India to provide quality education.

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