Homeloans, Bankwest tighten rates and terms for property borrowers
AFR, 17 May 2018
ASX-listed lender Homeloans and CBA-owned Bankwest are the latest lenders to tighten rates or conditions for residential property borrowers.
Expats snap up trophy properties as dollar and prices fall
AFR, 18 May 2018
Cashed-up expatriates are making the most of the falling Australian dollar and weakening property prices to snap up trophy properties in prestige postcodes costing upwards of $5 million.
Demand from foreign buyers to surge in next decade, says global head of residential at Knight Frank
Domain, 18 May 2018
Australia’s housing market has seen nothing yet when it comes to demand from foreign buyers, according to a senior executive at one of the world’s largest property consultancies.
Macau | Australian real estate sparking large interest from Macau buyers - Industry insiders
Macau Business, 18 May 2018
The possibility of better investment yield, higher-profile tenants and longer lease contracts have led to a spur in interest by Macau investors in Australian real estate industry, insiders told MNA
Currency & Financial
Investors slam banks' short-term profit focus
The Australian, 16 May 2018
BANKING ROYAL COMMISSION. Investors slam banks' short-term profit focus ... Mark Delaney, chief investment officer of the $130 billion ...
Port Adelaide teams up with Chinese tycoon to kick business goals
AFR, 18 May 2018
The Port Adelaide Football Club hopes to score goals where many other Australian companies have failed.
UPDATE 1-Australia's CBA exits China insurer with $503 mln stake sale to Mitsui
Reuters, 23 May 2018
May 23 (Reuters) - Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is selling its 37.5 percent stake in a Chinese life insurer to Japan’s Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co for 3.2 billion yuan ($502.67 million), in a bid to simplify its portfolio and focus on its core banking business.
Chinese wine import slowdown due to paperwork changes: McWilliam's
The Australian, 20 May 2018
Mr McWilliam said it appeared much of the slowdown in shipments of Australian winethrough key ports was being caused by Chinese customs ...
Australia-China rift spills into customs delays for Treasury Wine exports
Reuters, 17 May 2018
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s Treasury Wine Estates Ltd, the world’s biggest listed winemaker, said it faced delays getting some products through Chinese customs, sending its shares tumbling amid fears it may be affected by a diplomatic dispute.
Farm ownership Australia: Major investor profiles
The Weekly Times, 22 May 2018
GET to know the major players who are muscling into Australian farmland ownership as revealed by a special Weekly Times investigation.
Renewable energy investment surges as Australia on track to exceed RET
AFR, 16 May 2018
Investor appetite for renewable energy projects, such as large-scale solar and wind projects, is set to help Australia exceed its 2020 Renewable Energy Target two years ahead of schedule.
Retail & Tourism
Retailers still face challenges in cross-border e-commerce
Australia China Business Review, 15 May 2018
A clear majority of Australian retail players active in China view the country as a lucrative market, yet just 20 per cent of respondents to a study on cross-border shopping are happy with their online market reach, according to new research.
Australia's trade minister says China ties a priority after recent 'differences'
Reuters, 16 May 2018
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s trade minister will use a visit to China this week to reinforce ties with his country’s largest trading partner, he said on Wednesday, following a recent souring in relations.
Australian stores limit baby formula as China demand hits stocks
The Straits Times, 16 May 2018
SYDNEY (AFP) - One of Australia's biggest supermarket chains said Wednesday (May 16) some stores were moving baby formula behind counters and restricting sales as it emerged customers were clearing shelves and selling it online in China for more than double the price.
Competition heats up for a2 Milk Company
Australia China Business Review, 16 May 2018
Stay-at-home mother Anna Wei wanted the best milk formula to feed her firstborn, so she chose the most expensive brand her money could buy: Platinum by a2 Milk Company Ltd.
Industry pioneer Rod Jones targets new era in education
Australia China Business Review, 21 May 2018
Instead of riding off into the sunset after building a billion-dollar juggernaut, international education pioneer Rod Jones is embracing one of his biggest professional challenges.
Chinese airliner makes emergency landing after cockpit window falls out nearly sucking co-pilot out of cabin
CNBC, 14 May 2018
An airliner was forced to make an emergency landing in southwest China after part of the cockpit window fell out in mid-flight.