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Connections Newsletter October 2019

Don’t walk like an Aussie in Kuala Lumpur

Walking to an appointment in Kuala Lumpur I was quite literally stunned and stopped dead in my tracks when my business associate asked ‘if anyone had ever pointed out to me that I walked like an Aussie’.

Talisium’s Education Platform – Adapting to the New Digital World

As we enter into the new digital age, current education models are changing and learning institutions are embracing the use of modern technology to deliver borderless international education said Connect ASEAN principal Paul Tynan.

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Malaysia’s Healthcare sector responding affirmatively to the 4.0 era with values-based approach

Malaysia’s Healthcare sector is moving affirmatively into the fourth industrial era through the application of advances in health and medical technologies, including the implementation of world’s best practice in delivery and administration said Kingsley Strategic Institute’s (KSI) Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh in his welcoming remarks at the recent KSI Malaysian Healthcare Conference in Kuala Lumpur.

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Challenges ahead but KL on target to achieve status as world class city of the future affirms Tan Sri Michael Yeoh

The momentum driving Kuala Lumpur’s progress towards recognition as a world class liveable city has been impressive and continues to propel this aspiration – however there are still numerous challenges ahead for the nation’s capital said Kingsley Strategic Institute’s (KSI) Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh in his welcoming address at KSI’s International conference last month.

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‘Cracking the cultural ceiling’ continues to challenge Australian businesses says Tom Verghese

Globalisation is creating a smaller and more connected global community, however, as we are pulled together, there is a strong opposing push that is driving many people and communities to become increasingly singular said Cultural Synergies founder Dr Tom Verghese at the recent launch of his latest book ‘25 Years On: A Collection of 25 Reflections as an Inter-Cultural Management Consultant’.

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Economic benefits of MAFTA still strong but slowing – action needed to get back on track says Connect Malaysia’s Joe Perri

The post implementation economic benefits and fundamentals that underpinned the Malaysia Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA) that became effective January 2013 are still very strong and will continue to be the basis for the long term bilateral trade relationship said Connect Malaysia’s principal consultant Mr. Joe Perri.

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Connect ASEAN launches new brand to focus on bilateral business opportunities with Indonesia

Connect ASEAN founder and CEO Paul Tynan has announced the launch of a new brand under the Connect group of companies that will focus on assisting Australian and Indonesian businesses to engage and benefit from international commercial and bilateral trade activities.

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Workshop for SMEs to address costly impact of cross cultural differences when doing business in Malaysia

Connect Malaysia principal consultant Mr Joe Perri and Cultural Synergies founder Dr Tom Verghese have announced an extensive cross-cultural workshop for SMEs, with a focus on the importance of understanding Malaysian culture and its impact on the commercial success of Australian business owners.

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SMEs should capitalise on overseas business but don’t jeopardise superannuation opportunities says Dennis Tomaras

Australian SMEs expanding their operations into overseas marketplaces such as Malaysia are continuing to make decisions that will significantly impact their future financial wellbeing and retirement prospects says Connect Malaysia Principal Consultant Joe Perri.

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Connect ASEAN supports MYBOS entry in SE Asia as a leading edge facilities management technology provider

Connect ASEAN (Connect) founder and Principal Paul Tynan is excited to support MYBOS, an Australian based business providing innovative building management solutions, products and services which are looking to enter the Singapore and Malaysian marketplaces.

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Foreign real estate investment in Australia – forced sell-offs and losses tarnish Australia’s image

The announcement earlier this year that the Australian federal government ordered the sale of additional properties bought in contravention of Australia’s foreign investment rules continues to reverberate both locally and overseas.

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Australian businesses need to view FTAs realistically and respond while time is on their side…says Tynan

Whilst congratulating the federal government for implementing Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Australia’s trading partners, Connect ASEAN CEO and founder Paul Tynan also cautions supporters of FTAs and ‘would be’ exporters that they need to be viewed realistically as these arrangements are only the first step in a long process of developing new trade markets, relationships and export opportunities.

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Australian retirees will need to seriously consider moving overseas to maximise retirement prospects

The question of how Australia is going to fund Baby Boomer retirement is the ‘elephant in the room’ in Australian politics and far from being a uniquely Australian issue, it is in fact a worldwide problem funding concern that all governments are struggling to solve said Paul Tynan CEO and founder of Connect ASEAN.

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Connect ASEAN expands operations with new enterprise that will focus on Malaysia

Connect ASEAN founder and CEO Paul Tynan has announced the strengthening of the organisation’s growth platform by expanding its infrastructure through the opening of a new enterprise that will focus on assisting Australian and Malaysian SMEs to connect and engage I international commercial and bilateral trade activities.

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Foreign Investment is needed by Australia – but Government must continue to be vigilant

Connect ASEAN CEO Paul Tynan points to the recent issue of property investments in Australia by foreign investors and says it has highlighted the importance of having trusted advisers to help monitor the legality and structure of these property deals.

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Australian businesses still failing to understand Asian region & the real opportunities!

Connect ASEAN founder and CEO Paul Tynan welcomes and supports the recent description of the export of financial services to Asia by Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey as Australia’s ‘greatest ever opportunity’.  However Tynan cautions both government and business for the need to understand that the majority of businesses in Asia are SMEs and Australian entrepreneurs must learn how to connect and market their services into those small businesses.

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Paul Tynan announces new Connect ASEAN business dedicated to linking Australian and ASEAN SMEs

The lack of commitment by Australian SMEs to engage commercially with fellow overseas business owners – especially with those from the economies of SE Asia has been the underlying motivation for Connect Financial Service Brokers (Connect) CEO Paul Tynan to undertake a new business initiative Connect ASEAN that will operate under the Connect group of companies.

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Financial Sector Needs to Seize the Moment & Focus on International Opportunities

The current environment could not be better for Australian entrepreneurs and business people – especially those in the financial services sector to seize the moment and capitalise on the commercial and investment opportunities that are rapidly emerging within the economies of Asia said Connect Financial Service Brokers (Connect) CEO Paul Tynan.

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Asian Opportunities for Business Beckon – But Australian Entrepreneurs Need to Learn Connection Skills

Following a recent trip to Malaysia, Connect Financial Service Brokers (Connect) CEO Paul Tynan can personally attest that the commercial opportunities for Australia are definitely in Asia as the region’s middle class grows and fuels demand for a broad range of our country’s services and products.

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