The Chinese Community Party has trouble controlling its own members much less those of private businesses.
The public debate about Chinese corporations investing in Australia is spurred by several misleading ideas about the control of the Chinese government and its intervention with private businesses.
With a prospective hard Brexit, Australia should prioritise a free trade agreement with the EU over the UK.
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Analysis shows there's less competition and more cross over in trade between Australia and the EU, making a trade deal more appealing.
A weak pound is likely to lure more international bidders to UK shores. Time then to make sure we have our defences in place.
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Renting makes financial sense in a number of circumstances; it's time to move away from the obsession with home ownership.
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Financially illogical and fuelled by irrational dogma, the creation of a new tranche of private sector debt is a missed opportunity.
Gains, but there may be pains.
Investors have given Donald Trump the thumbs up, so far, but trader sentiment can't be guaranteed.
The system is rigged for a small minority to profit, but are we brave enough to deploy the solutions that would work?
Britain has a number of bilateral treaties with Eastern European countries that will remain after Brexit.
President-elect Trump’s twitter account has the power to devastate companies’ share prices.
Tweet-shaming from politicians isn't the best way to regulate companies – it hurts investments, shareholders and ultimately the economy.
Australian business confidence is falling, amid concerning signs from other economic indicators.
Australia's economic indicators are showing worrying signs, with business confidence falling in the face of continued low interest rates.
‘Tis the season to think about Christmas spending in a different way.
Five tips on how to spend in a way that contributes to social movements this Christmas.
Football is becoming an increasingly important weapon in Britain's soft power arsenal.
Australian businesses should learn from the example of Brexit and wait to act.
Australian businesses should wait and rethink long term strategies in response to Trump's election in the US.
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Britain and India may be linked by colonial ties, but India is intent on forging a new relationship based on in its own interests.
Younger farmers are more willing to take up the opportunities presented by outside investment, a new study shows.
Young farmers are more open to outside investment and ownership of the family farm, than older farmers, new research shows.
The UK's leading index of companies has broken the 7,000 points barrier despite fragile growth and the uncertainty of Brexit.
Business leaders don’t have a crystal ball to predict future disruption but they can have a stake in it.
Business Briefing: we’re overusing and underestimating ‘disruption’
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Disruption might be a buzz word at the moment but it shouldn't be ignored. It may be impossible to predict but businesses can have stakes in creating it.
South Africa needs some universities that focus on teaching, and others that concentrate on research.
South Africa must examine how science funding is allocated to universities. It also needs to acknowledge that not all universities should be focusing on research and development.
The industrial revolution wasn't all about the spinning jenny and steam power. Money talked, and it needs to again if power and prosperity are to flow to the UK regions.
Grassroots protest is driving the divestment campaign.
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The pressure for organisations to divest from fossil fuels is coming from institutions with relatively little financial clout. But soon the richest and most powerful will have no choice but to join in.