Geoff Raby, Chairman and CEO of business advisory firm Geoff Raby & Associates, recently commented at CNBC on China Government’s growth target of 7.5% for 2014.
The work report reads as business as usual, it’s a steady state-report. The growth report was what they did last year and the year before, so if you track them over the years, you will see a continuity in policy. The leadership is sending a clear message that it’s comfortable at where they are at present.
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Dr Geoff Raby
Dr Raby was the Australian Ambassador to China from February 2007 to August 2011 and Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) from November 2002 to November 2006. He has held a number of senior positions in DFAT, including First Assistant Secretary, International Organisations and Legal Division (2001-2002), Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organisation, Geneva (1998-2001) and First Assistant Secretary, Trade Negotiations Division (1995-1998). He was Australia’s APEC Ambassador from November 2002 to December 2004.
Today, Dr Geoff Raby is Chairman and CEO of Geoff Raby & Associates, a Beijing-based business advisory firm. In addition to his roles at Geoff Raby & Associates, Dr Raby is Executive Director of Riverstone Advisory, as well as an Independent non-Executive Director on the boards of Fortescue Mining Group, OceanaGold, and SmartTrans. He is also Co-Chair of Corrs Chambers Westgarth’s China Business Group, Senior Advisor to Kreab Gavin Anderson and the President of QIC’s China Business.
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