ACRI Opinion

The stimulus that wasn’t: re-interpreting China’s monetary moves

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared in the The Conversation, March 4 2016.

The Great Fall of China? Insights from a China bull

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared on Nottingham University's China Policy Institute blog, February 29 2016. 

Chinese consumers aren’t buying the ‘currency crisis’

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared in the Business Spectator, February 18 2016.

The problem of misreading the signs on China's economy

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared in the Australian Financial Review, January 23 2016. 

Since the Shanghai sharemarket burst last June, there's been a striking divergence in positions taken on the direction of China's economy. In the first few weeks of 2016 this divergence has only grown.

China’s 6.9% GDP growth rate is not the hard landing feared - and Australia can benefit

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared in The Conversation, January 19 2016.

 

After a rocky few weeks for Australian financial markets, China’s latest economic data release comes as a relief.

Why China fears are overblown

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared in the Business Spectator, January 15 2016.

The capacity of Australia’s financial markets to see ghosts lurking in China’s economy has reached new heights.

China’s shoppers will shrug off market shudders

December

by James Laurenceson

Note: This article originally appeared in the Australian Financial Review

 

China's stock markets have greeted 2016 with a bang. Or a pop might be a better description.

On Monday the China CSI 300 index plunged seven percent by 1.34pm, triggering an automatic close to the day's trading, almost 90 minutes earlier than scheduled.

South China Sea would be a lonely patrol for Australia

December

By Bob Carr

Note: this article appeared in the Australian Financial Review

Australia has every right to send patrols through international waters in line with our understanding of international law. In the wake of voyage of the USS Lassen on October 27, the US may expect it. Even expect that we do it bow to bow with American patrols.

Labor finally puts China trade ahead of its squeaky wheels

December

by James Laurenceson

Note – this article originally appeared in the Australian Financial Review

 

Getting there wasn't pretty, but Labor got their response to the China free trade agreement right in the end.

On Tuesday a modest list of safeguards for bringing in workers from overseas was tabled, which if accepted by the government will see the deal sail through Parliament with bipartisan support.

Australia needs a solid economic stance on China

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in Business Spectator on 13 October 2015 

Xenophobic, even racist: that’s the accusation being levelled at federal Labor in its handling of the China Free Trade Agreement.  

Two considerations have left them vulnerable to the charge.