Bringing the NBN up to speed

Analysis by Peter Roberts It is hard to believe but after tens of billions of dollars spent, Australia heads towards 2020 with slow internet speeds that are going to affect the country’s economic future. New figures released in the Speedtest Global Index show Australia comes in at number 55 globally in terms of internet speed,…

Foreign direct investment drives global economy

Analysis by Peter Roberts Australia has always relied on foreign direct investment to drive its growing economy, as do other nations according to today’s graphic from Visual Capitalist. Whether it is Chevron’s investment in Australia’s north-west shelf, or Incitec Pivot’s $1 billion ammonia plant in New Orleans, companies often find the best payback in foreign…

Australia moves to secure UK trade

Trade minister, Simon Birmingham has reached agreement with the United Kingdom to secure Australian export trade for products should Britain depart the European Union without a comprehensive Brexit agreement. Senator Birmingham announced that current EU arrangements would continue to apply to Australian exports to the UK post-Brexit. “This will mean Australian exporters can continue to…