The Chinese £1bn investment in Sheffield, a former mining town in northern England, comes with valuable lessons about how Africa can maximise economic value in its dealings with China.
When it comes to using technology, businesses don't always get it right.
Africa needs billions of dollars to finance the Sustainable Development Goals. Its not clear where this money will come from.
The Chinese government is changing its role in state-owned enterprises and there's less cause for concern about the investment bids of these firms in Australia.
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.
Business Briefing: The hurdles, pitfalls and payoffs of investing in Indonesia.
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When it comes to doing business in Indonesia, some Australian businesses have a lot to learn.
The free trade agreement between Australia and China won't mean an influx of Chinese workers, but rather an increase in Chinese investment which could be key to some Australian industries.
Business Briefing: Hanson, NXT and The Nationals, bad for business?
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The newly elected Senate crossbenchers and a stronger Nationals representation could mean bad news for trade deals but good news for local industry.
South Africa's response to the country's economic woes has amounted to little more than band-aid treatment. Government must do more to set the economy on a solid growth path.
La Trobe University is the first Australian university to commit to divesting fully from fossil fuels, but will it have any impact?
Companies could improve their profits 2-10% each year by saving energy, according to a world-first attempt to assess energy performance.
Making land governance work in practice is easier said than done. The process of agreeing to international guidelines has been intensely political – as is their implementation.
Xi Jinping is spearheading an extraordinary bid to dominate the world's favourite sport. But will he take the Chinese people with him?
Ballooning borrowing to invest in the housing market is impeding investment in the real economy, holding back investment in skills and jobs, and driving up inequality.
The UK government is considering taking a stake in a dying asset when it could have helped build a balanced economy much earlier.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned that Labor's negative gearing policy would deliver "massive shocks" to the residential housing market and drive all investors away. Does that claim stack up?
The Italian government tried to limit the type of companies that could use crowd-sourced funding with poor results, Australia can learn from this.
International investors will have to comply with new rules designed to stop tax avoidance by multinational companies.
The UK spent much of the late 20th century voting to sell off public services – but now support is growing for a renationalisation programme.
The democratisation of finance isn't going quite to plan.