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Australian trade volumes grow despite financial crisis

The volume of Australia's exports to the world rose 0.6 per cent in 2009 despite the global economic downturn, but their value declined almost 10 per cent, according to a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade publication, Composition of Trade Australia 2009, released today.

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Building Cultural Bridges - How to attain a cultural education

Building Cultural Bridges - How to attain a cultural education

Global business requires a global mindset, which is why understanding culture is a key aspect of successful exporting. Here are some considerations for approaching international markets.

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Think Global, Respect Local

The foundation of successful trade is ‘understanding’: customers, product, commercial terms and conditions, logistics, language, markets and culture. An important aspect of language and culture is the meaning of numbers. Most of us have been encouraged to believe that the use of numbers is globally consistent, but in China ‘8’ has special meaning.

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