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What has Beijing gotten itself into?
A dragon market?
For all its muscle, the Chinese government could make the problem worse by intervening in the stock market.
Upholding Olympic values and ideals?
The International Olympic Committee will choose between two non-democratic countries – China and Kazakhstan – for the 2022 Winter Olympics. A sign of things to come?
China’s next task is to educate retail investors.
As China's markets stabilise the net result will probably be a transfer of wealth from ordinary Chinese to the wealthy.
Different mindsets: the world does not view luxuries in the same way.
When it comes to advertising luxury brands, marketers tend to see the world as one homogenous lump. It's time they wised up.
Signing the China FTA was just the start.
Exporters like Australia's trade agreements, but the public will take more convincing on the benefits.
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.
Taylor Swift hopes to outfox the counterfeiters.
The singer-songwriter has signed deals with two Chinese retailers to sell authentic merchandise in the country in hopes of stemming the tide of knockoffs.
Foreign policy occupied a surprisingly prominent and controversial place at the ALP national conference. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, the most contentious topic was asylum seeker policy – an issue that invariably…
Victoria Island waterfront in Lagos. President Buhari needs to emulate China and South Korea by urgently investing in science and technology to take Nigeria’s economy to the next level.
Investing in science, technology and innovation can help give Nigeria a positive lift in many sectors of the economy.
“Awesome” may be the most abused and over-used word in recent history. For once, however, it seems appropriate. The news that Chinese authorities are contemplating creating a new megalopolis of some 130…
Heading for a fall. An investor watches on as Chinese stocks tumbled earlier this month.
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Beijing needs to learn to let go of untameable markets and allow the sector into the 21st century.
Ka-ching! The sound most countries heard when news of the nuclear deal with Iran broke.
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Most countries welcomed the deal as they jockey to boost trade with the Islamic Republic and gain from the eventual end of sanctions.
As it moved from the edge of the global order to the top of the heap, China realised it needed a nuclear arsenal to be taken seriously.
Sun Chang Jie and Li Ting, migrant workers in Beijing, with a picture of the children they’ve left behind.
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The suicides of four Chinese children left behind by their migrant worker parents could be an ominous sign of things to come.
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.
Three big lessons came out of the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s. First, the Asian economies to our north could be a source of economic threat as well as opportunity. Second, economic crises…
The Greek debt crisis could deliver RBA Governor Glenn Stevens a bolt from the blue.
China's slowing economy is a greater concern than the Greek crisis, but booming property prices mean the RBA should hold firm.