Tag Archives: Trade

Memo to Indonesia: Clear the red tape, The Age

Despite decades of reform, Indonesia’s potential as a strong growth economy fuelled by investment won’t be realised until all levels of government learn to get out of the way. Like a lot of countries throughout south-east Asia, Indonesia came through … Continue reading

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Indonesia needs reform to remain an attractive investment destination, Jakarta Globe

The feisty debate between the House of Representatives and the finance minister over purchasing a stake in miner Newmont Nusa Tenggara points to broader issues facing Indonesian investment laws. Considering Indonesia’s continued economic resilience during and following the global financial … Continue reading

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Be afraid: Criminal counterfeiting is on the rise, The Drum

In between the death of one of the world’s best known unregistered trademarks being assassinated by the US and the copyright commons text of the forthcoming Federal budget released next week I know you’re all celebrating World Intellectual Property Day … Continue reading

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Trademark rights to extinguish plain packaging bill?, The Drum

The content of the government’s release on the draft plain packaging Bill offers few surprises. The government thinks stripping tobacco products of any branding will cut smoking rates as part of a basket of anti-tobacco measures, they’ve picked the colour … Continue reading

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Booksellers spell it out, The Weekend Australian

T he demise of Angus & Robertson and Borders book chains should be a wake-up call for the Gillard government to scrap trade import barriers forcing book retailers to be uncompetitive. Even before factoring in postage costs and the appreciation … Continue reading

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