Quote of the day:
“Both sides see our future in the dynamic markets of Asia. At issue in this Forum was how we could work to make this a reality. There was agreement that business needs to step up to articulate this vision more forcefully to domestic stakeholders, to develop new business models connecting with regional supply chains and to work with governments to promote both the development of Asia-relevant skills as well as a range of policy instruments which will foster greater economic integration in the region.
‘Be open to investment in rural land’
“Chief among these is the need to maintain an open and welcoming environment for foreign investment, including in agricultural land,” Ling said.
“Calls for a more restrictive environment for foreign investment can only hinder business development by making it harder to access capital and develop key relationships in Asia and beyond. The cost will be slower economic growth and fewer jobs,” he said. Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum co-chair and Fletcher Building CEO Jonathan Ling