Category: Asia Focus

China economy slowdown amid escalating trade war spells problems for world economic growth

China’s economy slowed down in the June quarter, expanding by 6.7 per cent, down from the previous quarter’s 6.8 per cent, its slowest...

Asia to be home to 60% of the world’s over 65s by 2030

Asia’s over 65s will be the largest and fastest growing market in the world, providing a target-rich environment of business...

US officially launches probe into China’s IP practices

US officially launches probe into China’s IP practices

Less than a week after US president Donald Trump gave him a directive, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has started an...

A deeper look into Japan and China’s debt problems

The prevailing market view on the region remains negative, mainly centering on China’s debt problem...

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...