Economics

What China’s latest GDP numbers tell us

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in Business Spectator on July 24 2015.

Here’s the key takeaway from China’s latest GDP numbers released last week: there’s now greater reason to be optimistic that growth of around 7 percent is sustainable.   

China’s deft economic diplomacy is good for Australia

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in Business Spectator on June 19 2015. 

The fact that it took 10 long years to get the deal done has already been forgotten.  All that matters is that this week Australia and China settled a high quality trade agreement.   

China offers big gains from small investments

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on June 10 2015. 

China today looks a lot like Korea in the late 1980s. That was long before Samsung became a smartphone leader and back when Hyundai had a reputation for cheap and nasty, not quality on par with Toyota and Ford.   

Sydney’s skyrocketing house prices are worrying, but Chinese buyers aren’t to blame

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on May 29 2015.

How Chinese Business Leaders View Australia

December

In February 2015 ACRI commissioned Zogby Research Services to conduct a poll of Chinese business leaders on their attitudes towards Australia.


1. Chinese business leaders1 are overwhelming positive in their views towards Australia: 93 percent said that their overall impression is favourable or very favourable.2 This compares with:

Australia’s dependence on China just went up a notch

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in Business Spectator on May 27 2015.

The Australian economy just became more dependent on China. Again. 

China’s new economic diplomacy

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared on University of Nottingham’s China Policy Institute Blog on May 26 2015.

How good is the TPP? Look to China for an answer

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in ABC's The Drum on May 22 2015.

The economic returns of CAMP

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared on the website of the China-Australia Millennial Project, May 20 2015.

It’s a disappointing truth: Australia has tended to neglect its most important bilateral economic relationship. 

On two occasions in my own career this has particularly struck me.    

Exports to China are struggling and we need to do better

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on May 20 2015.

Sales to our most important customer are falling fast.