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The signing of a Free Trade Agreement between Australia and China will boost trade and economic growth in both countries, says ANZ.

With economic conditions now relatively favourable for exporting, more Australian companies are looking overseas to grow their businesses.

Long payment terms and inflexible bank loans are having a serious impact on the ability of Australian SMEs to grow, a new survey has found.

EFIC, Australia’s export credit agency, has had its loan powers expanded to assist more SME (small and medium-sized) Australian exporters.

Australia is the fourth most expensive country in the world for international money transfers, behind South Africa, Japan and France, new figures show.

Small exporters can still apply for a rebate for 50 per cent of export registration charges this financial year.

Despite global economic uncertainties Australia’s exports are increasing, according to the latest industry data.

Statistically speaking, in sport the host team generally has the advantage over the visiting squad.

Australian SMEs expect to expand further into China and the US over the next year with service providers leading the charge, according to HSBC research.