Are you ready to do business in Singapore, Tokyo or Hong Kong?

Or perhaps you would like to learn more about export opportunities in Jakarta?

Well this is the show for you. Renowned economist Tim Harcourt hosts a new TV show called The Airport Economist on Sky News Business Channel on Fridays at 8pm and Sundays at 9am.

Produced by Pinstripe Media, The Airport Economist is the primary source of business intelligence for Australian and international companies engaged in trade and international business in the Asia Pacific region.

The show is based on Tim Harcourt’s The Airport Economist series of books on how to do business in countries around the world. Tim will be visiting thriving markets across Asia to find out what the emerging opportunities are for doing business there, how to get your foot in the door, learn from companies who are successfully operating there, as well as discover the local culture.

In each episode Tim presents the “big picture” macroeconomic perspective of each country and its economic and political history then ventures into the microeconomic “nuts and bolts” of how to do business locally. In doing so he draws on the expertise of his show partners – ANZ, Blackmores, Grant Thornton, Telstra, Australia Post, Qantas, Grand Hyatt and the Government of South Australia (who provide the case studies).

In series one of The Asian Century Tim shows you how to do business in Japan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, The Philippines and Indonesia. This will be followed by visits to Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, India, South Korea and the second tier cities of China.


The Airport Economist is also being screened on Qantas in-flight from January 2017. Tim Harcourt is the J.W. Nevile Fellow in Economics at the UNSW Business School. He was also the first chief economist of the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) for over a decade. You can find out more about Tim’s show here: www.theairporteconomist.com

Page 29 of Autumn 2017 International Business Today.  By Tim Harcourt, The Airport Economist.

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