Category: Asia Focus

China cuts growth target to focus on risks

China cuts growth target to focus on risks

China has set its GDP growth target at around 6.5 per cent for 2017, down from last year’s 6.7 per cent, as the world’s second...

Cultural Intelligence Is Key to Building Asia Capability

Asia is the single biggest growth opportunity for Australian business. By 2025, Asia will account for almost half of the world’s GDP and...

Opportunities in China for Australian SMEs

Despite the well-publicised economic slowdown that continues in China, the market still presents significant opportunities for Australian...

International Monetary Fund tells China to tackle corporate debt

A top International Monetary Fund official has urged China to deal with growing corporate debt levels. Speaking at an economics conference...

China coal imports down 10 per cent

China coal imports down 10 per cent

In a warning for Australian coal producers, new data out of China’s National Bureau of Statistics shows that electricity consumption in...

China industrial and retail figures lag but real estate booms

China industrial and retail figures lag but real estate booms

Figures released out of China on Saturday show that China’s industrial production and retail sales both slowed in the first two months of...

China exports post worst crash since 2009

China exports post worst crash since 2009

China’s February trade figures have shocked economists, plunging the most since 2009, sparking warnings from the International Monetary...

China cuts 2016 growth forecast

China cuts 2016 growth forecast

China has given itself some wiggle room in setting its growth target for 2016, setting itself a range of a range of 6.5 per cent to 7 per...

Chinese investors to buy Van Diemens Land dairy company

Chinese investors to buy Van Diemens Land dairy company

The Treasurer Scott Morrison has approved the sale of Australia’s biggest dairy farm to a Chinese company. Chinese businessman Lu...

Chinese bank lending hit a record in January

Chinese bank lending hit a record in January

Chinese banks were lending money at the fastest pace in January. Strong growth from residential mortgages helped set a monthly record for...