The free trade agreement between Australia and China won't mean an influx of Chinese workers, but rather an increase in Chinese investment which could be key to some Australian industries.
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The newly elected Senate crossbenchers and a stronger Nationals representation could mean bad news for trade deals but good news for local industry.
South Africa's response to the country's economic woes has amounted to little more than band-aid treatment. Government must do more to set the economy on a solid growth path.
La Trobe University is the first Australian university to commit to divesting fully from fossil fuels, but will it have any impact?
Companies could improve their profits 2-10% each year by saving energy, according to a world-first attempt to assess energy performance.
Making land governance work in practice is easier said than done. The process of agreeing to international guidelines has been intensely political – as is their implementation.
Xi Jinping is spearheading an extraordinary bid to dominate the world's favourite sport. But will he take the Chinese people with him?
Ballooning borrowing to invest in the housing market is impeding investment in the real economy, holding back investment in skills and jobs, and driving up inequality.
The UK government is considering taking a stake in a dying asset when it could have helped build a balanced economy much earlier.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned that Labor's negative gearing policy would deliver "massive shocks" to the residential housing market and drive all investors away. Does that claim stack up?
The Italian government tried to limit the type of companies that could use crowd-sourced funding with poor results, Australia can learn from this.
International investors will have to comply with new rules designed to stop tax avoidance by multinational companies.
The UK spent much of the late 20th century voting to sell off public services – but now support is growing for a renationalisation programme.
The democratisation of finance isn't going quite to plan.
Real-time analysis of Twitter data has been successfully used to predict elections, flu outbreaks and box-office results. So could it also be used on the stock market?
Efforts to break our financial addiction to the energy sector might find useful lessons in the slow decline of tobacco.
President Buhari's cabinet selection brings hope. The major challenge now is to delivery on his promise to fight corruption, restructure Nigeria's economy and reduce poverty.
October was a strong month for jobs gains, but the president and Congress need to stop waiting for the numbers to improve and begin to act more proactively.
Ignore the gloom around prospects for emerging markets. There are diamonds in the rough.
The Chancellor has to face some hard scrutiny of a deal which would look like a communist coup under a Labour PM.