Article – Qaim inaugurates admin block of Khairpur Special Economic Zone

by 24 February 2015

23 February 2015 Daily Times

Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah inaugurated the administration block of Khairpur Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that The KSEZ is a milestone project for the revival of economic activities. It will bring prosperity and development to the country, he added.

The CM said that the special economic zone will create more than 20,000 jobs for the youth adding that [...]

Article – Indonesian President Joko Widodo to Inaugurate Special Economic Zone in Pandeglang

by 24 February 2015

23 February 2015 ACN Newswire

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will inaugurate the Special Economic Zones (KEK) of Tourism in the Tanjung Lesung, Banten provincial District of Pandeglang on Monday, an official said.

“The KEK tourism has been operating but the inauguration will be conducted by the president tomorrow (Feb 23),” head of the transportation, communication and information district office Yahya Gunawan said here on Sunday.

According to him, the president was scheduled to leave Bogor [...]

Article – Special Economic Zone to showcase Cayman to tech companies

by 19 February 2015

17 February 2015 Joe Avary Cayman 27

In April, the IMA and tech executives will be here for a look at what CEC touts as Cayman’s first rate infrastructure and business friendly climate.

The hope is, word of mouth from the 140 existing zone companies will entice others to set up shop here.

“Our clients will be our best advertisement, of course. We’ll do all we can to sell them on setting up a physical [...]

Article – ‘Develop the north’

by 19 February 2015

17 February 2015 Brad Thompson North West Star

A NORTHERN infrastructure corridor could be one of the key selling points to attract developers to choose Mount Isa as the link for a gas pipeline between the Northern Territory and the East Coast.

Key stakeholders from Tennant Creek – the Northern Territory town proposed as one of the options to link with Mount Isa for the project – met for in-depth discussions on the pipeline in [...]

growNORTH Newsletter

by 18 February 2015

16 February 2015

Our image for this newsletter symbolises the commercial, global value chain and market-led approach of growNORTH based on the working assumption that a crucial underpinning or critical success factor is a solid economic justification or foundation.  It better enables the private sector co-investment so critical to achieving our vision and allows potential public and academic investment more clarity and purpose in measurable outputs and ongoing benefit.  It is at the core of [...]

Article – PM’s Japan visit a success

by 18 February 2015

13 February 2015 Bangkok Post

During his visit, Prime Minister Prayut delivered a number of key messages – the first is that he values Japan’s role in selecting Thailand as a key regional platform for Japanese investments and that he still wants Japan to continue doing so, not only in Thailand but in the region.

Thailand, Japan and Myanmar are already working towards realising the Dawei Special Economic Development Zone and more work needs to [...]

Article – The Tax-Cutting Boon Sweeping the States

by 18 February 2015

3 February 2015 Stephen Moore The Heritage Foundation

While the prospects for tax reform in Washington are dim, as many as 20 Republican governors are moving forward with their own pro-growth tax-relief initiatives. This is on top of the 14 states, including Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin, whose 2014 tax cuts will take effect this year.

Arizona’s new Gov. Doug Ducey says his goal is to eventually eliminate the state income tax—joining the nine states [...]

Article – New Northern Territory cabinet announced

by 17 February 2015

10 February 2015 Dave Krantz Herald Sun

Chief Minister Adam Giles has announced a new NT cabinet.

This follows the political chaos that has gripped the Territory over the past week, and the departure of several ministers who were involved in an unsuccessful leadership challenge.

The biggest change is the return of Dave Tollner to the ministry as Treasurer.

Mr Tollner was banished to the back bench after he called a gay staffer a “pillow [...]

Article – Asia’s noodle hunger drives demand

by 17 February 2015

5 February 2015 Chanyaporn Chanjaroen Queensland Country Life

AUSTRALIAN wheat farmers will face an increasing challenge keeping up with their neighbours’ appetite for bread and noodles.

Demand from Indonesia, the Philippines and three other Southeast Asian nations is set to jump 40 per cent to 13.2 million tonnes by 2020, said Greg Harvey, chief executive officer of Interflour Group, one of the region’s biggest flour millers.

That may outpace Australia’s ability to supply the wheat [...]

Article – More power to Qld regions

by 17 February 2015

5 February 2015 AAP

Watch out Brisbane – farmers, graziers and other small town Queensland folk are set to have more say over how the state is run.

A swing back to Labor from the Liberal National Party in most northern electorates has caught the attention of both major parties, meaning industries like agriculture could soon get a lot more attention.

That’s according to Dr Paul Williams, a political analyst from Griffith University, who says [...]