The Wild, Wild East 24 April 2017

Property

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.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/property/student-housing-boom-spurs-institutional-investment-in-rental-housing/news-story/2214ba31f3fff885aac1db131e595eb8

 

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.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/property/rising-yuan-could-be-a-headwind-for-australian-developers/news-story/0ff20348fbeb14f673c5041bde87ff63

 

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."

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-04-20/inside-china-s-appetite-for-australian-property-video

 

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.

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/australias-property-sector-is-still-brimming-with-confidence-for-the-year-ahead-2017-4

 

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. 

http://www.yourinvestmentpropertymag.com.au/news/chinese-buyers-remain-undaunted-when-purchasing-australian-property-235291.aspx

 

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.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-18/reserve-bank-hints-tighter-loan-requirements-likely/8449454

 

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.

http://www.afr.com/real-estate/swelling-crowds-at-sydney-property-expo-buoy-agent-sentiment-20170119-gtuilp

 

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.

http://www.smh.com.au/business/mining-and-resources/australia-bucks-chinadriven-drop-in-iron-ore-20170420-gvooda.html

 

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.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2017-04/18/content_28978160.htm

 

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.

http://www.afr.com/brand/before-the-bell/asx-futures-pointing-to-flat-open-20170421-gvq4ud

 

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.

https://www.ft.com/content/bbb231ea-235f-11e7-8691-d5f7e0cd0a16

 

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.

http://fortune.com/2017/04/21/chemchina-syngenta-acquisition-deal/

 

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.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/19/c_136219917.htm

 

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.

https://sarealestatenews.com.au/sa-family-sell-prominent-wa-cattle-station/

 

Resources

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.

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-23/australia-says-chow-tai-fook-s-alinta-takeover-has-won-approval

 

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.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/bernard-salt-demographer/rise-in-china-visitors-our-chance-to-shine/news-story/608f552e800e127cd4515665c55d6b40

 

China Domestic

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

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/beijing-film-festival-jackie-chan-li-bingbing-head-slate-15-chinese-australian-productions-9957

 

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.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/16/chinas-start-ups-usher-in-new-phase-of-going-out-movement.html