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Crossing the Copacabana: the wooing of Brazil after Lula

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In economic history, you can see how times change. Once upon a time, a century ago, and even 50 years ago, Argentina was one of the richest economies in the world, and Brazil one of the poorest. But on my recent trip to Brazil one of my hostess’s in Rio de Janeiro commented that “even her maid took her holidays in Buenos Aires because it was now so cheap!” I thought this was symbolic of the recent changes of fortunes for the two South American neighbours.

Distinguished Speaker Series - Chile and Peru

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On Wednesday 18 May, in association with Austmine and the Austmine 2011 Conference & Exhibition held in Brisbane and supported by the Export Finance & Insurance Corporation (EFIC), the ALABC Distinguished Speaker Series - Chile and Peru was held.

A sell out crowd of 70 guested joined Chile’s Ambassador to Australia HE Pedro Pablo Diaz Herrera and Peru’s Ambassador to Australia HE Luis Quesada for breakfast as they discussed the latest developments and opportunities in mining in Chile and Peru.

View the Ambassador's presentation here.

Market Update - Colombia: Presentation

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On Thursday 5 May, ALABC was proud to host a market update and afternoon tea with Mr Alejandro Ossa, Commercial Attachè/Director PROEXPORT Asia from the Embassy of Colombia, where he discussed the latest political and economic developments, and the opportunities he sees for Australian exporters.

Download Mr's Ossa's full presentation here.

MINING EXECUTIVES TO HEADLINE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

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Mining executives will be keynote speakers at Austmine 2011, a major mining innovation and technology conference and exhibition to be held in Brisbane, 17-18 May 2011.

Themed Mining Innovations – Made in Australia, the 2 day conference and exhibition will explore the latest developments in mining technology and showcase leading, innovative Australian firms.


Argentine Vineyards - Now Creating a Buzz on World Markets

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For so long a "sleeping giant" in the wine industry, Argentina is now creating a buzz on world markets.  The largest Latin American producer - and sixth largest in the world - is one of the hottest prospects as its intense, high altitude wines and competitive costs seduce collectors and supermarkets alike.

Launch of the Queensland Chapter of the Australia-Colombia Business Group

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The Queensland Chapter of the Australia-Colombia Business Group in Brisbane was launched on Wednesday 20 October 2010 at an event hosted by Trade and Investment Queensland in partnership with The Australian Industry Group.

The launch, featuring presentations from Government and industry leaders, was held as part of Queensland’s Export Week, and attracted 60 attendees across a broad spectrum of industry sectors.

Mr David Luboff, CEO of Macquarie...

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