HSBC have predicted that China will take over the US as the world's leading trading nation by 2016.

Despite international market volatility, Australian companies are still looking to expand overseas, according to a Regus report.

A new stopping destination for cargo transport has been set up for Maersk Line.

Indonesia has entered into a regional trade agreement with Australia and New Zealand by joining the ASEAN-Australia and New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA).

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd departed for Indonesia yesterday where he will be meeting with his counterpart Dr Marty Natalegawa and other senior figures to discuss shared political, security, commercial, environmental and cultural issues.

The senate standard committee on rural affairs and transport have released their report into Australia's live export markets.

The Australian Agricultural Minister has met with his Indonesian counterpart but reported little progress on resolving animal welfare issues when it comes to live export.

Federal Trade Minister Craig Emerson is visiting Jakarta this week in a bid to strengthen trade ties with the tiger economy. He will conduct wide-ranging talks with his Indonesian counterpart Dr Mari Pangestu.