Australian property hot for Chinese buyers
Australia China Business Review, 14 Mar. 2018
More than three quarters of Chinese travellers will consider buying property overseas in 2018, according to research by international property portal Juwai.com.
Australian real estate group Mirvac ‘masterplans’ communities with 5.1kW PV / 10kWh batteries
PV Tech, 16 Mar. 2018
Australian real estate developer Mirvac looks set to put a sizeable amount of solar-plus-storage into brand new homes in Sydney and Brisbane, with help from the national Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
AIRBNB-STYLE ACCOMMODATION GROWING FASTER THAN HOTELS DESPITE ROOM BOOM: DELOITTE
Commercial Real Estate, 16 Mar. 2018
Growth in the use of shared accommodation is outpacing its traditional rivals, despite new hotel developments adding thousands of new rooms to the Australian market in 2017, a new report shows.
David Russell is buying the real estate dream
The Australian, 17 Mar. 2018
Singapore-based David Russell appears to be on a multi-million- dollar real estate binge after picking up residential properties in Melbourne’s Brighton and Queensland’s Sunshine Beach with a total value of about $42 million.
Sydney, Melbourne housing boom is over, auction clearance rates show
AFR, 18 Mar. 2018
The Sydney and Melbourne housing boom is over as investors retreat further and sellers' price expectations continue to wind down.
Currency & Financial
Australian steel producers to benefit from reduction in Chinese net exports
AFR, 13 Mar. 2018
The recent events surrounding President Trump's decision to levy tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, seen by many as a first step towards triggering a global trade war, has, alongside others around the world, troubled Australian ultra-high-net-worth investors, who have everything to lose and nowhere to hide.
Australian companies in China optimistic on growth: survey
Global Times, 15 Mar. 2018
Australian companies have a strongly optimistic view about doing business in China despite the ongoing challenges, according to the latest survey released Thursday by the China-Australia Chamber of Commerce (AustCham) and the Australian China Business Council (ACBC) Victoria.
Australia joins infrastructure game with alternative to China's 'Belt and Road'
AFR, 18 Mar. 2018
Australia has taken the first public step towards joining the new Great Game in Asia with its plan to strengthen infrastructure development cooperation with Southeast Asian countries.
Super funds to sows seeds in agriculture
The Australian, 12 Mar. 2018
The $700 billion industry super fund sector is looking at ways to invest in agriculturethrough a collective investment company backed by a group of major funds.
China dairy consumption trending towards cheese, yogurt and added protein, Mintel says
Mary Ellen Shoup, 16 Mar. 2018
The rising demand for dairy in China, growing at 6% to 7% rate annually, is teetering on outpacing volume growth of the category (increasing by 3% to 4% every year) as the country shows great interest in dairy products, according to Mintel.
Murray Goulburn's Koroit plant sale to attract plenty of suitors
The Australian, 18 Mar. 2018
UDC has connection with the Dutch-based Louis Dreyfus company, a global merchant firm that is involved in agriculture, food processing, international shipping and financing with assets worth $US18.6 billion.
China's CITIC estimates up to $1 billion impairment on Australia's Sino Iron project
Reuters, 12 Mar. 2018
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese conglomerate CITIC Ltd (0267.HK) said it would book an impairment of $800 million to $1 billion on the value of its Sino Iron project in Australia for fiscal 2017.
Steven Marshall welcomes Elon Musk and wants to cut energy costs
AFR, 18 Mar. 2018
Incoming South Australian Premier Steven Marshall says cutting energy costs to business and households is a major priority for his new government, with a $200 million inter-connector fund a centrepiece of his plans to deliver cheaper power.
Retail & Tourism
Daigou hub: Australia’s first opens in Sydney
The Weekly Times, 08 Mar. 2018
AUSTRALIA’S first daigou hub has opened in Sydney.
Australia among the top three countries selling products into China through Tmall Global
Smart Company, 13 Mar. 2018
Australia is among the top three nations importing products into China using Alibaba platform Tmall, according to Tmall Global’s 2018 consumers report.
Tourism Australia's new $12m fund to lure big-spending business delegates
AFR, 14 Mar. 2018
Tourism Australia is launching a $12 million fund to help states bid for lucrative business incentive trips, conferences and exhibitions where big-spending delegates spend twice as much as your average tourist.
Tasmania tourism growth surges: Chinese flock to the Australian island state
Traveller, 15 Mar. 2018
Australia's fastest-growing tourist destination is our smallest state, the sleepy island of half a million people that some mainlanders still mock for being a backwater.
Australia's top brands in China revealed
The Australian, 15 Mar. 2018
A little-known beauty brand called Australian Creams has topped a list of the most trusted national name among mainland Chinese consumers, according to a new index to be revealed by Monash University today.
China raises concerns about student visa delays
AFR, 13 Mar. 2018
China has raised concerns about the long visa approval process for government-funded postgraduate students seeking to study at Australian universities amid suggestions the delays are politically motivated following fears about Beijing's alleged influence on university campuses.
China Remembers Givenchy For His Ties to Hepburn, the Original KOL
Jing Daily, 14 Mar. 2018
Shortly after news broke that Hubert de Givenchy had died at the age of 91, the hashtag #纪梵希去世# (“Givenchy passed away”) went viral on Weibo. It became the top trending term on the platform, receiving up to 65,000 searches per hour.