Economics

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.    

China’s “New Normal” Growth

December

In 2014, China’s growth rate slowed to 7.4 percent. This was down from 10.4 percent in 2010. This ACRI Fact Sheet explains what China’s “new normal” growth rate means for the world economy.

One billion tonnes of Chinese steel: Rio and BHP aren’t alone in their optimism

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The West Australian on May 18 2015.

Fortescue boss Twiggy Forrest didn’t hold back: last week he accused the big miners of having a “callous disregard for Australia”. Treasurer Joe Hockey said he was sympathetic to Forrest’s position. Senator Nick Xenaphon called for a Senate inquiry. A parliamentary inquiry of some sort looks like getting the nod.