AFG Venture Group News


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

Posted on Thursday 1st February, 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 […]

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Corporate Taxation 2016

Posted on Tuesday 30th January, 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 […]

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Myanmar Oral History Project goes live on our website

Posted on Thursday 14th December, 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 […]

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

Posted on Wednesday 6th December, 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. […]

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

Posted on Wednesday 5th April, 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 […]

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

Posted on Saturday 25th February, 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 […]

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Jan 16, 2017 Portfolio Investment in Asia to 2016

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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