Tourism workforce faces severe headwinds

Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
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New research released by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Tourism Working Group (TWG) has revealed the region’s tourism industry is on the cusp of being severely impacted by a shrinking skilled labour force. The TWG engaged Griffith’s Institute for Tourism (GIFT) and EarthCheck to study the future of the tourism workforce across 21 APEC member […]

APEC Policy Researchers Offer Strategies to Accelerate Economic Integration

Griffith Asia Institute
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Boracay, the Philippines, 13 May 2015 – Leading academics and policy makers recommended strategies for APEC to accelerate regional economic integration and inclusive growth in the Asia-Pacific at a two-day APEC Study Centers Consortium Conference in Boracay, ahead of the APEC Second Senior Officials’ and Trade Ministers’ meetings. Griffith University sent members from our own APEC […]

Disaster financing highlighted at APEC study centre conference

Griffith Asia Institute
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Griffith APEC Study Centre fellow Dr Alex Robson, today presented at the 2015 APEC Study Centre conference, addressing over 100 researchers, government and APEC officials on disaster financing in the Australian context. Dr Robson’s presentation focused on fiscal risks and contingent budgetary liabilities that arise as a result commitments from government providing relief in response […]

As the mining boom wanes, Australia pivots to services

Griffith Asia Institute
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Tony Makin, Griffith University In this ‘Economy in transition’ series, we explore the new economy facing Australia and the opportunities available to help the country shift from a minerals-led powerhouse, to a smart competitor in emerging global sectors. Today, we look at the sectors expected to lead Australia’s “pivot” from mining. It’s no secret the […]

China economy to slow, hurting Australia: IMF

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Helen Westerman, The Conversation and Sunanda Creagh, The Conversation A crackdown on cheap credit in China is expected to help reduce the rate of China’s real GDP growth from 7.4% last year to 6.8% this year and further weaken demand for Australian commodities, according to a new report by the International Monetary Fund. A slow-down […]

New portal leads to Asia-Pacific opportunity

Griffith Asia Institute
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Students and professionals across the Asia-Pacific will now enjoy greater access to cross-border education, training and internships in the region following the launch of a new APEC Scholarship and Internship Initiative. The initiative aggregates sponsored study and career development exchanges offered by universities and companies in APEC member economies and supports the creation of new opportunities by […]