Why Golden Week is no longer so important for Chinese buyers in Australia
AFR, 05 Oct. 2018
It's the week when Australia's top selling agents pull out all stops – helicopters, red carpets and chauffeurs – to tempt the rush of Chinese holidaymakers in Australia to make an impulse property purchase.
Australia slips from top-five for Chinese property buyers in Golden Week holiday
Domain, 05 Oct. 2018
Chinese tourists taking advantage of the national Golden Week holiday used to flock to Melbourne at this time of year, looking to invest in Australian property.
Dural is jewel in crown for Chinese in Golden Week
News.com.au, 07 October 2018
DURAL trophy homes are the jewel in the crown for offshore Chinese buyers here for their traditional “Golden Week” holiday.
‘OPEN THE GATES FOR FOREIGN BUYERS’ SAYS PROPERTY BOSS
The Advertiser, 07 Oct. 2018
THREE quarters of South Australians want foreign real estate investment restricted for fear future generations will not be able to afford to buy homes. The real estate lobby sees it differently.
Currency & Financial
China's response to tariffs key to future of $A, economists say
AFR, 30 Sep. 2018
Australian economists say China's response to tariffs likely will be a key factor for the direction of the Australian dollar in coming…
Australia Holds Key Rate as Housing Downturn Threatens Consumers
Bloomberg, 02 Oct. 2018
Australia kept interest rates at a record low Tuesday as it gauges the impact of falling property prices on an economy that’s otherwise showing strong growth and hiring.
6700 apartment projects across Australia blacklisted for loans by a major bank
AFR, 03 Oct. 2018
A major bank has a blacklist of 6700 apartment projects across Australia where buyers are refused loans or are offered reduced loan to value ratios (LVR), according to mortgage broker Home Loan Experts.
Freedom Foods milks China's dairy demand despite red tape blip
AFR, 01 Oct. 2018
Food and dairy group Freedom Foods Group says Australia must do more to foster direct government relationships in China, where it expects sales of its dairy, cereals and other products to accelerate as Beijing introduces policies to make it easier for importers despite trade tensions with the United States.
How Australians are helping China become the world's biggest wine maker
News.com.au, 01 Oct. 2018
For Australian winemakers, the Chinese market is booming.
Australia: Update on foreign investment in agricultural land
Mondaq, 06 Oct. 2018
Earlier this year the Australian Government announced changes to and recently updated its guidance notes on the rules governing the acquisition of agricultural land by foreign investors.
Maoneng reaches financial close on 250MW Sunraysia solar farm
Renew Economy, 08 Oct. 2018
Chinese Australian renewable energy developer Maoneng is to begin construction of the 255MW Sunraysia solar farm near Balranald after reaching financial close for one of the biggest solar projects in the country.
Retail & Tourism
High-roller spending 'solid' at Australian casinos despite China fears
SMH, 02 Oct. 2018
Fears that China’s slowing economic growth could cause a collapse in the number of Asian high-rollers coming to gamble heavily at Australian casinos are being “overplayed”, gaming industry analysts say.
To Reach Chinese Consumers, Brands Market in Australia
The Wall Street Journal, 03 Oct. 2018
Buyers Down Under called ‘daigou’ are a low-cost way for companies to enter China’s huge market
How Australia’s wild Northern Territory is readying for Chinese tourist boom
South China Morning Post, 05 Oct. 2018
The remote region, the size of Mongolia, intends to almost double its Chinese tourists by 2020 by getting businesses ‘China-ready’. But change is slow and infrastructure still lacking
Labor announces $1.8b plan to educate Australia's toddlers
AFR, 04 Oct. 2018
The nation's three and four-year-olds will be guaranteed 600 hours of education a year under a $1.8 billion plan to be rolled out today by Labor leader Bill Shorten.
Everything You Need to Know About the Fan Bingbing Scandal
ELLE, 05 Oct. 2018
Fan Bingbing, one of China's most prominent and highest-paid actresses—who dipped her feet in the international film world with roles in X-Men: Days of Future Past and Iron Man 3—fell out of the public eye in early July, causing fans and the entire country to speculate about her whereabouts. Since her disappearance, the rumor mill churned out a slew of theories as to what could've caused Fan's sudden silence, including rumors that the actress was embroiled in a tax evasion investigation.