Developers Need to Take Appropriate Measures to Prepare for Downturn: EY
The Urban Developer, 29 Oct. 2018
The Banking Royal Commission has sent tremors through Australia’s housing sector, and combined with a 67 per cent drop in offshore buyers, the nation's slowdown has several serious implications for developers, builders and financiers.
Top-end markets in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane outpace global average: Knight Frank
AFR, 30 Oct. 2018
The luxury property markets of three Australian cities have so far proven immune to the effects of a wider market downturn, growing more than the global average over the year, according to Knight Frank's latest Prime Global Cities Index.
Crazy rich Asians + the Aussie property market.
Switzer Daily, 31 Oct. 2018
Saturday three weeks ago proved to be a warm one in Melbourne, where anyone who’s spent time in this world-class city knows that living in hope for continuous bursts of good weather is living in vain.
Currency & Financial
TD SECURITIES: China's central bank is 'hamstrung' and the Chinese yuan will continue to fall
Business Insider Australia, 29 Oct. 2018
Further weakness in China’s currency, the yuan (CNY), rattled global markets on Friday.
Australia trade minister to visit China in sign of thaw
Reuters, 03 Nov. 2018
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia’s trade minister will travel to China on Sunday, in a sign that political tensions between the two countries may be easing.
Xi Jinping pledges to remove trade barriers, says China can weather tariff war
AFR, 05 Nov. 2018
Shanghai | President Xi Jinping has promised to further open up China to foreign investment and further cut import tariffs and emphasised the world's second-largest economy's ability to weather a prolonged trade war with the United States.
China Invests: Buyers moving into Australia's wine industry
ABC Online, 28 Oct. 2018
China is the top destination for our home-grown wines, but across Australia’s wine producing regions, Chinese investors are buying up vineyards and wineries too.
AUSSIE LOBSTER CROP MEETS CHINESE DEMAND
World Fishing, 29 Oct. 2018
Southern Rock Lobster fisherman in Australia’s southern zone season have reported good conditions and strong catches in the first two weeks of the season with favourable prices driven by high demand from China.
Huge Australian mining opportunities from China's One Belt One Road
International Mining, 29 Oct. 2018
Huge Australian mining opportunities from China's One Belt One Road ... over the next decade, with flow-on benefits for coking coal and iron ore production.
Retail & Tourism
New rules clamp down on private agents sneaking overseas purchases into China without paying taxes
Global Times, 18 Oct. 2018
Miaomiao (pseudonym) was working part time in a hotel in Australia's Brisbane before she became a private shopping agent (known as daigou in China) to make some extra money while taking care of her baby.
Baby formula frenzy: Coles, Woolworths under pressure to do more about overseas buyers
9news.com.au, 25 October 2018
Australian parents say they’re being pushed to breaking point because they can’t find baby formula for their children.
Opportunities for companies transporting goods to China from Australia are enormous: Wiseway Group chairman
Xinhua, 31 Oct. 2018
SYDNEY, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- With demand for fresh Aussie produce like dairy, meat, seafood and vegetables soaring in China, former Australian Ambassador to China Geoff Raby told Fairfax Media on Wednesday that there are huge opportunities for businesses who can transport goods quickly and efficiently.
$9bn Star Entertainment tourism plan wins approval
The Australian, 02 Nov. 2018
The Star Entertainment Group and its Chinese joint-venture partners are on track to own about 9 billion worth of assets across southeast ...
Falling property prices could ruin Christmas for retailers
AFR, 02 Nov. 2018
The fall in the property market risks affecting consumer demand on the eve of Christmas sales, traditionally the peak sales period for retailers, according to analysis by investment bank Morgan Stanley.
‘Best in the world’: Dairy Australia programme extols virtue of produce to Chinese
By Pearly Neo, 31 Oct. 2018
The Dairy Australia Greater China Scholarship Programme welcomed professionals from China’s dairy industry to Australia this year to learn more about the ‘world’s best’ dairy industry.
Renowned Chinese martial arts novelist Jin Yong dies at 94
Xinhua, 31 Oct. 2018
HONG KONG, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- Famous Chinese martial arts novelist Louis Cha Leung-yung, more widely known by his pen name Jin Yong, died at 94 at a hospital in Hong Kong on Tuesday.
Agony and Ecstasy: China Wins First ‘League of Legends’ Title
The Sixth Tone, 05 Nov. 2018
As the Chinese team dealt the death blow to their opponents’ base in the final of Sunday’s “League of Legends” World Championship, the Mandarin-speaking commentator lost what little was left of his cool-headed veneer.