Student housing boom spurs institutional investment in rental housing
The Australian, 17 April 2017
The explosion and success of student housing in Australia has opened the door for other forms of institutional investment in the local rental housing sector, according to property firm Knight Frank.
Rising yuan could be a headwind for Australian developers
The Australian, 19 April 2017
Australia’s biggest apartment developers could be hit by a strengthening Chinese currency that could further slow the outflow of funds from the country, according to research from Northern Trust.
Inside China's Appetite for Australian Property
Bloomberg, 21 April 2017
Black Diamondz Property Concierge founder and director Monika Tu discusses Chinese citizens desire and reasons to purchase property overseas. She speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia."
Australia's property sector is still brimming with confidence for the year ahead
Business Insider Australia, 20 April 2017
Confidence in Australian property still remains high despite talk of a housing bubble and tighter lending conditions.
Chinese Buyers Remain Undaunted When Purchasing Australian Property
Your Invest Property, 17 April 2017
Despite the regulatory restrictions, and the banks’ new curbs on lending to foreign property investors, a new survey suggests Chinese buyers remain undaunted when it comes to purchasing property in Australia.
Reserve Bank hints tighter home loan requirements likely
ABC News, 22 April 2017
Australia's top financial regulators are poised to take more drastic action to cool hot real estate prices in Sydney and Melbourne according to the Reserve Bank.
Swelling crowds at Sydney Property Expo buoy agent sentiment
AFR, 23 April 2017
The appetite for residential property remains strong among Chinese buyers if the crowds at a weekend property expo were any guide.
Currency & Financial
Australia's economy struggling as dollar bucks China-driven drop in iron ore
SMH, 21 April 2017
Australia is caught in a disconnect between the trajectory of its key commodity export and a currency that refuses to follow suit, constricting an economy that policy makers are trying to stimulate.
China's economic growth to contribute $125b to Australian economy: Expert
China Daily, 18 April 2017
CANBERRA — Strong growth of the Chinese economy, coupled with the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) decision to cut interest rates to record lows, are expected to deliver a AU$165 billion ($125 billion) boost to the Australian economy, according to Deloitte Access Economics.
ASX futures pointing to flat open, euro surges on French vote results
AFR, 24 April 2017
Local shares are poised to open flat in a shortened trading week. Iron ore rebounded on Friday, though bets are for further losses. Base metals mostly retreated. The euro opened 2 per cent higher on the French election results.
Wang Jianlin confirms China blocked Wanda’s US TV deal
Financial Times, 19 April 2017
Chinese tycoon Wang Jianlin is not accustomed to setbacks — least of all those dealt by his own government.
Agriculture & Food
Inside China’s $43 Billion Bid for Food Security
Fortune, 21 April 2017
The worst famine in human history occurred in China from 1959 to 1961. An estimated 34 million people starved to death. The horrors were beyond imagining—the elderly and disabled left to perish because they couldn’t work; murder and cannibalism within families. Hundreds of millions of Chinese people today, including most of China’s top leaders, survived that famine.
Interview: Australia's Sydney Royal Easter Show gives insight into China-Australia wool trade
Xinhua, 19 April 2017
SYDNEY, April 19 (Xinhua) -- The Sydney Royal Easter Show will end its two-week run on Wednesday, with record numbers having flocked to the show at the showground at Sydney's Olympic Park.
SA family to sell prominent WA cattle station
SA Real Estate News, 19 April 2017
South Australian pastoralists the McTaggart family have put Bidgemia Station, one of Western Australia’s premier cattle stations, up for sale.
Australia Says Chow Tai Fook’s Alinta Takeover Has Won Approval
Bloomberg, 23 April 2017
Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Ltd., the Hong Kong conglomerate best known for its jewelry stores, has won Australian regulatory approval to acquire gas and electricity provider Alinta Energy Holdings Ltd.
Retail & Tourism
Rise in China visitors our chance to shine
The Australian, 20 April 2017
By my estimation, a significant development will take place next month, and it will pass with little fanfare. In fact, we won’t even be sure it’s happened until late June. or around the time the main census results are released.
Beijing Film Festival: Jackie Chan, Li Bingbing Head Slate of 15 Chinese-Australian Co-Productions
HollyWoodReporter, 19 April 2017
Chinese-Australian co-productions got a shot in the arm at the Beijing Film Festival on Thursday with 15 features being announced, including films starring Jackie Chan and Li Bingbing
China's start-ups usher in new phase of 'Going Out' movement
CNBC, 16 April 2017
While companies the world over compete for a slice of China's populous consumer market, start-ups headquartered in Asia's largest economy want to conquer not just the domestic field, but also to come out on top worldwide.