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Japan’s business culture is mastered with patience and exactitude, says Travelex's Adam Tiberi.

A rise in visitors from China and India has failed to buoy Australia’s tourism industry, with recent events in Japan blamed for an overall slump in overseas departures and arrivals.

Profile: Australian Export Hero Richard Rains talks about beef, food security and how he secured a lucrative deal to sell McDonald's its first imported beef.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced she will make her first bilateral state visit to North Asia from 20 to 27 April. The visit will focus on boosting Australia’s trading relationship with top export markets Japan, South Korea and China.

Treasurer Wayne Swan has released preliminary Treasury estimates quantifying the impact of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan on the Australian economy. He predicts the devastation in Japan will slash more than $2 billion in export earnings from Australia's GDP.

The Reserve Bank has announced it will leave the cash rate unchanged at 4.75 percent, based on strong growth in the global economy.

The devastating earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear explosions in Japan are expected to financially cripple one of the...