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Chinalco is one of a number of state-owned enterprises the Communist Party is hoping to overhaul. Christina Hu/Reuters

China’s grip still tight on state-owned enterprises

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.
A Chinese woman walks past a mural that says ‘China dream, my dream’. How Hwee Young/EPA/AAP

How China’s bull market could bleed into its economy

Chinese investors are learning to respect the power of the market, but the banking sector should know better.
Australian food exports, like beef, are regarded by Chinese buyers as clean and safe. AAP Image/Dan Peled

Agriculture could be the next boom for Australia

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. AAP Image/Joel Carrett

As the mining boom wanes, Australia pivots to services

Mining, along with agriculture, will continue to be key parts of the Australian economy -- but new growth is expected in the services sector.
The People’s Bank of China surprised observers by cutting its reserve requirement ratio by 100 basis points to 18.5% on the weekend. EPA/MARK

China’s required reserve ratio cut will nudge Australia along

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. AAP/EPA/Rolex Dela Pena

New Year celebrations give Chinese economy a hangover

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. How Hwee Young/EPA

China growth stalls but don’t believe the doomsayers

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. Reuters

President Xi’s Chinese dream means a more multi-polar world

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…

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