Karon Snowdon

Karon Snowdon

Karon Snowdon

Karon Snowdon


In almost 25 years as a journalist Karon has worked in radio and TV. She has been the ABC’s business correspondent for 14 years, and reported from many countries in Asia. Her earlier career was in agricultural science with Australia’s research organisation, the CSIRO.


Artist Wang Xu in front of his artwork, Credit: Red Dose

China art exhibition in Sydney explores influence of time and place

Updated 16 April 2014, 10:43 AEST

As Prime Minister Tony Abbott made a point of saying during his trip to China last week, Australia is interested in more than trade with our large neighbour.

Former allies shape up for Indonesia's national elections.

Updated 7 April 2014, 12:47 AEST

Pre-poll electioneering ban is in place in Indonesia ahead of Wednesday's parliamentary elections.

Many Indonesian parties deaf to voters' needs

Updated 4 April 2014, 9:38 AEST

Indonesia's 186 million voters have their chance to change the nation next week when they cast their ballot in the general election.

Australia could be missing opportunities in Myanmar

Updated 20 March 2014, 13:41 AEST

Australian companies are still taking a wait and see attitude to doing business in Myanmar.

Indonesia readies for parliamentary vote

Updated 18 March 2014, 13:45 AEST

Indonesia has kicked off a three week campaign for parliamentary elections due on April 9th.

ADB investigates a record 250 cases, bans 31 companies for fraud.

Updated 14 March 2014, 13:28 AEST

The Asian Development Bank has banned 30 individuals and 31 companies from its projects, following its annual check for fraud and corruption.

More effort needed to ensure rice production meets growing demand

Updated 11 March 2014, 12:55 AEST

So important is rice to the well-being of the world, the United Nations has published a strategy for its management.

China sets defence target, angers Japan

Updated 6 March 2014, 19:50 AEST

Japan has criticised China's announcement that it's increasing its military spending by 12-per cent this year.

China sets defence target, angers Japan

Updated 6 March 2014, 17:26 AEST

Japan has criticised China's announcement that it's increasing its military spending by 12-per cent this year.

New bird flu strain throws spotlight on Asia's preparedness

Updated 19 February 2014, 13:19 AEST

A new strain of bird flu known as H10-N8 has emerged in China with three human deaths since December.

Thailand deportation of Rohingya refugees denounced

Updated 17 February 2014, 14:08 AEST

Human rights groups have denounced Thailand's actions in sending back to Myanmar 1,300 Rohingya refugees.

History gets between Indonesia and Singapore

Updated 11 February 2014, 13:42 AEST

A diplomatic row has broken out between Indonesia and Singapore over the naming of Indonesia's newest naval ship.

Internal report damns ADB role in Cambodia rail project

Updated 10 February 2014, 14:37 AEST

A scathing report into the Asian Development Bank has found a scheme to repair Cambodia's rail system has left hundreds of poor families in Cambodia worse off.

Data theft dents Sth Koreans' confidence in financial system

Updated 22 January 2014, 17:59 AEST

It is being called the biggest breach of privacy in South Korea's history.

Business, union coalition pressures Cambodia on labour conditions

Updated 22 January 2014, 17:57 AEST

A coalition of 30 clothing and footwear brands and three global unions are taking action on behalf of Cambodia's low paid garment workers.

The end of cheap rice has global impact

Updated 20 August 2013, 20:41 AEST

With a catchy title a new report has sent shock waves through several countries.

EXTRA: Australian business wants floating carbon price

Updated 1 July 2013, 15:40 AEST

Business groups in Australia are hoping last week's political upheaval leads to policy changes.

Asia Pacific Business 24th May 2013

Updated 22 June 2013, 10:59 AEST

Afghanistan says mining laws, anti-corruption and transparency rules will attract investors.

Asia Pacific Business 19th April 2013

Updated 22 June 2013, 10:54 AEST

Rio Tinto shareholders warned of continuing rough times; Australia reels from Europe carbon price collapse; on yer bike in Manila.

East Timor says Australia relationship is firm, despite differences

Updated 28 May 2013, 15:26 AEST

The validity of a treaty between East Timor and Australia is likely to be determined by arbitration before the end of the year.

Australia urged to make reporting of mining revenues mandatory

Updated 23 May 2013, 16:37 AEST

Australia is being urged to sign up for mandatory reporting of commercial mining revenues.

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