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Why Britain should heed Japan’s Brexit warning

The road to Brexit looks long and winding, but it seems extremely unlikely that any outcome which threatens the long-term viability of foreign investment in the UK will be tenable.
London’s trading strength has evolved from dockyard cranes to high finance. Rubén Moreno Montolíu/Flickr

Britain drops one deficit target and ends up facing a new threat

As the budget deficit fades from political view, anxiety shifts to the much wider current account deficit. It may signal UK dynamism, but neither financing nor closing it look easy after Brexit.
Mozambique needs to prioritise labour-intensive sectors, including agriculture. Reuters/file picture

How Mozambique can avoid stepping into the abyss

Economic growth forecasts for Mozambique are being revised down. The country needs to safeguard economic stability by taking steps to break with the past.
Bilateral investment treaties are stacked in favour of developed countries, the main sources of foreign direct investment. Reuters/Tiksa Negeri

Why developing countries are dumping investment treaties

More developing countries are getting out of bilateral investment treaties that favour investors, seeking a framework that allows host states to regulate investment in line with their public policies.
A cleaner walks past a promotional poster at an Africa Development bank meeting in Shanghai. Western perceptions of China’s investments in Africa are off the mark. Reuters/Nir Elias

Shedding fresh light on China’s investment choices in Africa

Contrary to Western views, China is in Africa for business. Between 1998 and 2012, about 2000 Chinese firms invested in 49 countries on the African continent.
With the world watching, Australia’s FTA with China is likely to be more about diplomacy than economics. Parker Song/EPA/AAP

Bar set low for a ‘do no harm’ China-Australia FTA

The clock is ticking down to the end of year deadline Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given for sign off on a free trade agreement with China. In this China-Australia FTA series we explore what…
Qantas: out of options? Neuwieser/Flickr

Nothing short of a debt guarantee will save Qantas

Imagine that Virgin Australia was majority owned by a Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE). Then, if the owners of Virgin tipped A$350 million of new equity into the company to sustain Virgin through a…
Treasurer Joe Hockey has sent some mixed messages on foreign investment, but it’s critical a level playing field is applied. Alan Porritt/AAP

Open for foreign investment … conditions apply

When Tony Abbott stepped up to claim victory for the Coalition in September, he declared Australia was “under new management and once more open for business”. One hundred days on, we look at the open for…
Australian companies have done little to expand overseas, preferring the lucrative home market. AAP/Damian Shaw

Successful Australian exports: where the bloody hell are they?

Australia’s major banking, retail and manufacturing brands are often regarded as less interested in the aggressive overseas expansion being pursued by market leaders in other countries. Some have tried…

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