Economics

China-Australia FTA concerns unwarranted

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on 7 September 2015.

Labour concerns in China FTA misplaced

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This piece was sent as a letter to the editor of the Sydney Morning Herald on 5 September 2015. 

Bob Kinnaird and Bob Birrell conclude that the China FTA means labour-market testing (LMT) will be removed for all Chinese nationals on 457 visas (“Under FTA, Chinese workers can avoid labour-market testing”, September 4)  

The Chinese Economy: What China is Doing Right

December

1. The latest forecasts from the IMF say that China’s economy will be 44 percent bigger in 2020.[1] This compares with –

  • 16 percent for the U.S[2]
  • 5 percent for Japan[3]
  • 45 percent for India[4]

 

Credit where credit’s due for China’s economic authorities

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in East Asia Forum on 31 August 2015.

Australian shares rocked by China rout, but economic fundamentals remain solid

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Conversation on August 25 2015.

What a China FTA means for Australia and its workers

December

1. China’s economy is worth $A11.6 trillion. In 2014 alone it grew by $A872 billion, more than half the value of Australia’s GDP.[1] The China FTA gives Australia better access to this market than any other country.

The facts and the fallacies surrounding the China FTA

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in Business Spectator on August 19 2015

China’s devaluation critics are missing the point

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in Business Spectator on August 14 2015.

With all the attention being given to China’s cheaper currency, a key point is being missed: it’s the market that has driven the renminbi lower. 

Why fears over the Australia-China FTA are overblown

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in East Asia Forum on July 30, 2015.

What China is banking on

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on July 29 2015.

Two big questions have come out of the wild gyrations in China’s stock market over the past weeks.