A study has found that Australians aren’t primarily motivated by racism in their attitudes towards Chinese investment and foreign investment.
A survey has found that the percentage of foreign ownership is more worrying to Australians than the country-of-origin of the investment.
Slowing down: the UK’s car industry could suffer from a Brexit.
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Foreign investment could fall by close to a quarter, harming productivity and incomes if Britain leaves the EU, according to new research.
The sale of the port of Fremantle, the last capital city port to be privatised, is now in limbo.
The Barnett government's plans to sell ports, including the last capital city port slated for privatisation, appear to have been torpedoed by the WA Nationals' change of heart.
Chinese entrepreneur Lu Xianfeng has purchased Van Dieman’s Land Company through his business Moon Lake Investments.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has approved the $280 million sale of Australia's largest dairy farming business to the Chinese-owned Moon Lake Investments.
Treasurer Scott Morrison says the changes to foreign investment scrutiny will give the ATO greater powers to crack down on tax avoidance.
International investors will have to comply with new rules designed to stop tax avoidance by multinational companies.
Foreign investment in housing: murky.
There's no accurate data on foreign investment in Australian real estate, but what we do have suggests it's only partly to blame for rising house prices.
David Irvine will bring his knowledge of China and his experience as a former ASIO head to the Foreign Investment Review Board.
Former ASIO director-general David Irvine has been appointed to the Foreign Investment Review Board.
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.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has banned the Chinese acquisition of the vast S. Kidman and Co property holdings in its current form on the basis of the land’s size and security issues.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has blocked Chinese attempts to purchase the vast Kidman empire - which amounts to 1.3% of Australia's total land area.
China is Australia’s most important trading partner and a growing source of investment.
The “national interest”, at least as far as economic policy is concerned, has always been a contested compromise and a consequence of the relative political influence of domestic forces.
Bridging the gap. How to keep up with Dublin.
Dublin has managed to keep the money rolling in while others struggle, so what are the lessons to learn for its neighbours and rivals.
A home-grown problem.
The housing and housing affordability crisis will not be solved by a clamp-down on one group of buyers.
All smiles for Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
The preliminary deal won't lift any sanctions, but businesses eager to return to Iran won't wait for the ink to dry to gear up.
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.
There can’t be too many people in Australia who don’t recognise that the health of the Australian economy is increasingly determined in China. The boom and all-too-predictable bust in the resource sector…
Changes to Australia’s foreign investment regime are supposed to strengthen protections in the residential market.
Changes to our foreign investment regime are more tinkering around the edges than true reform.
The recent report on foreign investment in Australian property failed to address how to solve affordability issues.
The federal government has missed an opportunity to give serious thought to housing affordability in Australia. The House Standing Committee on Economics recently released its report on individual foreign…
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…
Are Australians blaming the wrong people for skyrocketing house prices?
Further reading: Little hard data in the area of foreign investment Don’t be misled on Chinese foreign investment: read the facts Don’t blame foreign investment for rising house prices Explainer: why negative…
Australia’s housing market is among the most expensive in the world.
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In the past six months the federal government has cut the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) and announced an inquiry into foreign investment in residential real estate. In both cases the government…