The spotlight remains on Chinese President Xi Jinping as the country prepares to release its next five-year plan.
China's transition to a consumer-based economy offers opportunities for private investors, but more financial reform is needed to open them up.
Continued prosperity is part of the unwritten contract between China and her people.
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As China moves towards a 'new normal' on economic growth, it will use its five-year plan to promote sustainable growth.
The move to a 'two-child policy' is unlikely to boost population growth, which has been stalling for years now.
China's economy is stuttering and the slowdown is set to continue.
Chinalco is one of a number of state-owned enterprises the Communist Party is hoping to overhaul.
China has signalled a plan to slim down its state-owned enterprises, but there's no sign yet it's willing to give up any real control.
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The Chinese stock market plays a very different role in its economy to Western markets.
China's slowdown will cast a long shadow for global economic growth from the Americas to Australia.
A dragon market?
For all its muscle, the Chinese government could make the problem worse by intervening in the stock market.
Experiencing the bane of an 8% drop in a single day.
Shadow banking has helped fuel continued Chinese economic growth. But it could come back to bite if not brought into line.
A Chinese woman walks past a mural that says ‘China dream, my dream’.
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Chinese investors are learning to respect the power of the market, but the banking sector should know better.
Bad news for Chinese stock investors.
Why the Shanghai stock exchange should be thought of more as a casino than as a proper stock market.
The latest coal mine approved in Australia is destined for exports.
Experts respond to the recently-approved Shenhua Watermark coal mine.
Australian food exports, like beef, are regarded by Chinese buyers as clean and safe.
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Australia's emerging agriculture boom can last much longer than the mining boom -- but the industry needs policies that will encourage investment.
Australia can expect expansion in sectors such as tourism, the health and financial services sectors, banking and securities.
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Mining, along with agriculture, will continue to be key parts of the Australian economy -- but new growth is expected in the services sector.
What goes up must come down: Australia’s economy is in for a wild ride ahead.
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Now is not the time for complacency. Australia must be on the front foot if it wants to make the most of what economists are calling the "new normal."
The People’s Bank of China surprised observers by cutting its reserve requirement ratio by 100 basis points to 18.5% on the weekend.
Most of the new credit released after China's central bank cut the required reserve ratio will be used to fund new investment in infrastructure and construction -- and that's good news for Australia.
Celebrations in China for its lunar year see a seasonal plunge in output - but it’s good news for Australia.
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In China, the value of output produced in the December quarter drops a staggering 53%. And it's down to New Year celebrations.
‘China forward!’ … but at a slight slower rate.
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China’s 7.4% growth in GDP is the weakest full-year growth rate in more than two decades, and the government’s official growth target last year is missed. But don’t expect an overreaction from the government…
China’s President Xi, front and center, doesn’t mind sharing the stage.
China begins 2015 as the world’s largest economy, in terms of purchasing power parity, a key milestone in the country’s rise. And one that likely will herald a change in how China engages with the rest…
A new dawn for Shanghai, which is now open for more international business.
A direct link has been established between Hong Kong and Shanghai’s stock exchanges. The so-called Stock Connect means investors in Hong Kong can now buy shares listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange via…