Updates

Expats former homes to be fully taxable

Proposed legislation designed to deter foreign investors from investing in Australian homes will also impact Aussies currently working overseas. 

Australia has experienced a boom property prices, much of which is being blamed on the increase in the number of foreign investors.

The government has been introducing a range of measures to make investment by foreigners more expensive. The latest change is removal of the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) exception completely. Continue reading Expats former homes to be fully taxable

LinkedIn – do you have a compelling profile?

Have you been ignoring Linked In? Did you put up a basic profile some years ago and are now embarrassed when people want to connect with you? Does your profile represent who you are today, your areas of expertise and how you can add value? 

LinkedIn is a global community of professionals and a platform for showcasing your personal brand, generating business opportunities, and keeping in touch with business connections and referral partners. Continue reading LinkedIn – do you have a compelling profile?

Aussie financial services delegation to Hong Kong a success!

Simon Kaiyu Li – Cultural Consultant, Stacey Martin – Mission Leader, Jarrett Ho – HKTDC and Adam Goern, The New Milk Road.
International Finance Week in Hong Kong saw around 40 delegates from Australia attend the Asian Financial Forum (AFF), the Asian Private Equity Forum and the Family Office Solutions Showcase.

 

The official delegation, let by Stacey Martin, Expat Advisors Community and AustCham Hong Kong member, was delighted to lead the official mission on behalf of Hong Kong Trade and Development Council (HKTDC) the organisers of the conference which attracted 3,000 delegates from around the world.

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Networking across jurisdictions | How to identify relevant connections for doing business in Asia

Building relationships is critical for doing business. Not just locally, but especially when taking your product or service overseas. There’s a lot of information around about HOW to do business, particularly with a country like China, but WHO can you reach out to for internationalising  your business?

For many, finding the right connections is not easy. Especially for smaller businesses, who may not have the strength of big brand to open doors. Many SMEs don’t have high level business connections, and are  unsure how to access government support.

If you are looking to take your business international, it’s just like setting up locally, but there are so many more factors to consider. Many of these, particularly for Asia, you may not even be aware of. This is why it is important to work with those who have relevant expertise, or have trodden the path before.

Where do you Start?

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