Asia & International Markets

Chinese investment in farmland: “a rounding error” not a takeover

The Federal Government has released, for the first time, a register of foreign investment in agricultural land. The belief by many Australians that China is buying up the family farm…

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WeChat: you benefit. Social media on the other side of the Great Firewall

With over 700 million active monthly users, and a remarkably positive growth trajectory, WeChat is rapidly becoming ingrained in the fabric of Chinese business.

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Succeeding in China: five critical elements for success

It’s a big day in our continued trade and bi-lateral investment relationship with China. Our Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, is in Shanghai today as part of Australia Week in China,…

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Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia

Chinese investment in Australia returned to positive growth in 2015, rising very strongly with a record number of deals taking Chinese investors into new industries – including healthcare for the first…

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Bo’ao: funny name but serious meeting for Asia and the world

Bo’ao Forum for Asia, celebrating its 15th anniversary, is the pre-eminent Asia Summit for China and Asia’s political, business, academic leaders.

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Consumer services, e-commerce and innovation will ‘fast track’ growth for China

To understand the growth of China it is important to understand the objectives of China’s economic development; the policies to steer this transition, the progress already and the risks and opportunities for Australia-China investment.

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猴年大吉: Swing in and celebrate the year of the fire monkey

Today marks the start of the Lunar New Year; the year of the Fire Monkey. Monkeys are witty, intelligent, mischievous and often naughty.

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China 2016: will the fire monkey (猴) flourish?

Over the past few months, some observers have developed an increasingly bearish outlook on China’s economy.

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Six months and six reform packages set Indonesia up for investment

New infrastructure worth $450 billion including 24 new sea ports, 15 new airports, 49 new mega dams and 39 MW of additional power is in the planning stage for Indonesia.…

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: 12 countries, 800 million people and 40 percent of world trade

The announcement of a breakthrough in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations overnight appears to be very positive news for the export of Australian goods and services and cross border investment.

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Advance Australia and embrace the ChaFTA: why business with China is good business

I am a proud Australian who has studied, lived and worked in Greater China as a professional services advisor for nearly 20 years. During this time, I have personally witnessed…

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Australia should look to China as a growth area for Australian professional services firms.

Yesterday in Canberra, Australia’s Trade & Investment Minister Andrew Robb and Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng formally signed the Australia China Free Trade Agreement (ChaFTA) which was first announced last…

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Seismic shifts in Chinese investment in Australia

On Monday, Premier Mike Baird launched our latest report Demystifying Chinese investment in Australia at an official state event hosting very senior Government and business leaders from Guangdong Province in…

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