The impact of Airbnb varies from city to city and suburb to suburb.
About 10% of empty dwellings on census night – 1.2% of all housing – were available for rental and vacancy rates have changed little in 35 years. Could governments be overreacting?
New rules will curb Chinese property development in Australia.
The Chinese government is curtailing outbound investment. While this will affect the Australian property industry, the rest of the economy should be unaffected.
China's presence in Africa continues to grow with its first military base in Djibouti. It wants to be a friend to Africa positioning itself as a global power while looking after its own interests.
A bus displaying the Pak-China friendship sign, along a road in Karachi, Pakistan.
Are Chinese lives the price to pay for doing business in Pakistan?
Regulations and changing conditions within China’s economy have led many Chinese investors to spend overseas.
Chinese real estate investors might be more interested in investing in their homeland rather than Australia, given the changing market and regulations.
China’s President Xi Jinping at the podium at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
AP Photo/Michel Euler
Leaders are worried US leadership on global issues like climate change will be diminished under President Trump. Experts explain why China is ready to lead, and how that could be a good thing.
China’s State Grid Corporation was hoping to add a majority stake in Ausgrid to its growing global network.
Energy markets are increasingly global, with growing security issues. Disengaging is not the answer.
Some fear that Chinese investment will lead to a painful trade-off between Ukraine’s desperate economic needs and its long-standing democratic dream.
Ukraine desperately needs Chinese investment but, like many other countries in this position, this is giving rise to concerns about the consequences for its fragile democracy.
The influence of London's Chinatown is declining, but Chinese wealth is bringing far greater change to the city's modern skyline.
China’s choice of South Africa to host the China-Africa summit underscores the special relationship between the two countries.
The Africa-China summit will provide an opportunity to get a feel for how Chinese President Xi Jinping is responding to democratic developments in Africa.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan cast an eye over the fledgling political relationship between Malcolm Turnbull and his US counterpart.
Malcolm Turnbull’s trivialisation of the communications bungle over the 99-year lease of the Port of Darwin to a Chinese-owned company may not go down well with the US.
One can only speculate how the discussion would have gone if Tony Abbott had survived as prime minister long enough to meet Barack Obama during this week's summit circuit.
A still from a NSW election ad, run on television and online, which says “selling the electricity network is wrong; selling it to another country is just not on”.
Labor and the unions have decided to play the China card in the NSW election. Such scare campaigns ignore the facts, including that Australia has invested almost as much in China as China has here.
Australian companies still face highly competitive and complex markets in China despite the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement.
During the APEC meeting in Beijing, President Xi Jinping announced China will spend US$10 trillion on imports over the next five years and US$1.25 trillion in foreign investment over the next ten years…
The notion that Chinese buyers are pushing up house prices is a “zombie idea”
Despite valiant efforts by commentators such as Bernard Keane and Michael Pascoe to slay claims that Chinese buyers are making it harder for ordinary Australians to enter the housing market, the notion…
It’s encouraging to see the UK government is finally taking China seriously as a business partner, with David Cameron this week following the parade of ministers who have made the trek to Beijing. There…
Australian firms fear Abbott may sign anything to get Xi Jinping’s name on the dotted line.
Forget APEC. That is so 1997. Prime Minister Abbott has recently established an ambitious – not to mention exceedingly optimistic – deadline of 12 months to conclude a Free Trade Agreement with China…
Plotting an escape from the naughty step.
Carl Court/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Recent news that David Cameron has been placed on the naughty step by China after his meeting with the Dalai Lama caused much concern in UK business circles. Reports suggested the Chinese sovereign wealth…
Huawei board member John Brumby at Australia-China Business Week in August.
The decision by the Australian government to ban Chinese technology giant Huawei from participating in tenders for the national…
A long wait: Lonmin miners - involved in a bloody clash with police with killed 34 people - are arguing for a greater share of wealth that has steadily flowed into foreign economies, most recently China.
Graphic pictures of South African police firing at striking black workers protesting for a living wage at the Lonmin platinum mine last week is a tragic reminder of Africa’s neo-colonial past, that never…