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  • Asian Economy | Business Spectator
    Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Asian Economy The international economy in 2014 2014 will present brighter prospects for the US and UK although some fiscal adjustment is needed Volatile capital flows will trouble emerging economies and debt forgiveness will be needed for a European recovery by Stephen Grenville 7 42am January 07 20 comments Japanese inflation at 5 year high Key indicator rises at fastest pace in 15yrs but influenced by rising fuel prices 1 10pm December 27 Japan drops deflation from report Economic report omits for first time in 4 years analysts say too soon to call end 3 17pm December 24 Japan approves 60bn stimulus Cabinet backing for program designed to create over 250 000 jobs 11 29pm December 12 Japan launches 60bn stimulus New package approved to keep Abenomics momentum going 11 44pm December 05 Aust South Korea ink FTA Deal with third largest export market is good news for exporters PM 2 15pm December 05 7 comments India figures lift economic optimism Improved current account number follows news of rising growth rate 2 01am December 04 Naysayers feel the Asiaphoria It s understandable Larry Summers is sceptical of Asian convergence But there s too much evidence to ignore pointing to the region s rapid growth by Stephen Grenville 8 14am November 20 1 comment Robb talks up Indian ties report Trade minister backs regional partnership Julie Bishop to visit within 2 weeks 7 59am November 12 India s credit rating at risk S P Ratings agency says India s credit rating could be downgraded to junk status 12 33am November 08 Ex BOJ head plays down deflation report Prof Shirakawa says Japan s labour participation productivity more important 12 00pm November 05 Crisis response lessons left unlearned Policy makers failed to learn from the Asian crisis when responding to the European and American financial dramas throwing future crisis responses into doubt by Stephen Grenville 7 31am November 05 1 comment Indonesia swings to trade deficit Indonesia s trade balance unexpectedly moves back into deficit 12 02am November 02 Korea Aust near trade deal report South Korea Australia reportedly exceedingly close to agreement 5 10am November 01 3 comments Japan can counter China Abe Japanese PM says Tokyo will be Asian hub for nations fearful of China 6 10am October 26 Nippon exec criticises Woodside Woodside takes heat for criticism of Japanese govt s LNG policies 4 54am October 24 One year on Xi Jinping still has everyone guessing Xi Jinping s flirtation with the left may seem odd for someone who was a victim of

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  • China worries hurt Aust iron ore miners | Business Spectator
    12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu China worries hurt Aust iron ore miners 9 Jan 4 09 PM Industries Resources and Energy Economy China Shares in Rio Tinto BHP Billiton and Fortescue under pressure amid concerns about China slowdown You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Worries about China continue to weigh on the nation s biggest iron ore miners despite the release of record shipping figures Shares in Rio Tinto BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals Group are under pressure for the fourth straight day as concerns about a slowdown in China overshadow positive data released by the Port Hedland Port Authority on Wednesday Total exports at Port Hedland in WA totalled a record 29 9 million tonnes in December an increase of 12 per cent on the same month in 2012 The strong result came despite the closure of Australia s biggest iron ore port as Cyclone Christine swept across the Pilbara last month Ongoing buoyancy in the iron ore price has also failed to boost the sharemarket performance of the big mining houses as the steel making ingredient trades above US133 per tonne Since January 1 Fortescue Metals shares have lost nine per cent of their value while Rio has shed 4 5 per cent and BHP is 3 5 per cent lower Mid cap iron players Atlas Iron and BC Iron haven t escaped unscathed recording losses of 10 per cent and nine per cent respectively over the same period IG market analyst Evan Lucas said that despite the significant boost in shipments at Port Hedland iron ore pricing in Australian dollar terms fell by more than three per cent in 2013 That compares to a 15 per cent fall in US dollar terms We ve seen the iron ore miners across the board from the start of the week in a downward stretch Mr Lucas said That s really surprising He said recent production numbers and forecasts suggest the iron ore miners will record good first half earnings in February Mr Lucas believes the current lacklustre performance is due to negative market sentiment Investors returning from the holidays are generally cautious about how economies in China and

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  • China allows more private banks | Business Spectator
    s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu China allows more private banks 7 Jan 11 44 PM 1 Industries Financial Services Economy China Bank regulator gives all clear for creation of as many as five private banks You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AP China s bank regulator says it will allow the creation of as many as five privately financed banks this year as part of reforms to open the state controlled industry and support economic growth The China Banking Regulatory Commission also said on Tuesday it would look at lowering regulatory barriers to allow foreign banks more access to China Regulators promised last year to allow privately financed banks as part of reforms aimed at making China s economy more productive The state owned banking industry lends mostly to government companies and reform advocates say it has to do more to support credit starved entrepreneurs who create most of China s new jobs and wealth The regulatory agency gave no details about what areas of banking private banks will be allowed to operate in Print this page Related articles 10 Jan Korea China jostle for Aust resources 10 Jan China trade balance contracts 10 Jan Volvo Cars sales up in 2013 10 Jan China s Fosun buys Portuguese insurer in privatisation 10 Jan Australia is not the key to China s resource prison More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article Comments Policy Ian Macallan Wed

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  • Weighing up China's invested interests | Business Spectator
    corporate management should now be able to react more quickly and be much more opportunistic about future offshore investment proposals in Australia and elsewhere in the world Any Chinese outbound investment in to Australia will of course still be subject to our own foreign investment regime which provides its own delays and uncertainties But new rules on China s side should in all likelihood lead to wider participation in a range of deals in Australia by Chinese corporates The economic pressure for a new global wave of Chinese investment has long been building Despite the media hype it is worth reiterating that there has been only a relatively small amount of foreign direct investment by China abroad Australia is the largest recipient of Chinese foreign direct investment to date but we have still only witnessed a relatively modest amount Best estimates according to a report by KPMG University of Sydney last year put the figure at around US50 billion or less than 3 per cent of the total accumulated foreign investment this country By way of comparison our traditional trading and investment partners such as Japan the United Kingdom and the United States have much larger shares of foreign investment in Australia 10 per cent 14 per cent and 25 per cent respectively China is currently the world s second largest economy When exactly it will become the world s largest economy depends on whom you believe the OECD says 2016 Goldman Sachs 2022 the World Bank 2030 It would nevertheless be a reasonable expectation that China will in time have a share of foreign investment in this country commensurate to the size of its economy What will it mean if China replaces the United States as the largest foreign investor in Australia To what extent does the political character of the country matter These are some of the questions that the new Abbott government will have to wrestle with Even while they gain increasing operational autonomy Chinese corporate management in both state owned and notionally private companies will still be very careful that their commercial activities remain consistent with the political goals of the leadership in Beijing When the Howard government left office the amount of Chinese investment in Australia was negligible less than 1 per cent The global economic landscape has changed considerably since then The current government has very few if any bonafide China hands among its senior advisers that it can rely on for advice Huawei s blocked investment in the NBN seems certain to be just the beginning of a much larger discussion about how the new commercial partnership between Australia and China should operate Kevin Rudd may be gone but China isn t going away any time soon Dan Ryan has spent more than 10 years in Greater China as a lawyer He is the managing director of corporate advisory firm Serica Services Print this page Related articles 10 Jan Korea China jostle for Aust resources 10 Jan China trade balance contracts 10 Jan Volvo Cars sales up in 2013 10 Jan China s Fosun buys Portuguese insurer in privatisation 10 Jan Australia is not the key to China s resource prison More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article Comments Policy Anonymous Mon 2014 01 06 16 53 Good question Danny Me Boy What will it mean if China replaces the United States as the largest foreign investor in Australia I m a Yank and 50 yrs ago 1962 in college I learnt that sociologically China would naturally immigrate to Australia At the time I envisioned millions of Chinese moving marching warring toward Matilda But today lets pretend we are both Chinese and now own hold 3 Trillion in US debt I think the Chinese are going to go on an Australian Shopping Spree that would make our wives drool It won t be millions of Chinese invading Dan although there may be quite a few in 50 more years or so But between now then 2070 my Yank Dollar is going to go to hell So if you are Chinese want to max the USA dollar s purchasing power that you are holding THEN transfer the trillions into good Aussie assets M A Banking will luv U4it after all a Capitalist is the chap who will sell you the rope you will hang him with yes before the Chinese attack the Petro Dollar which they will At this very moment Arabia is getting into China s bed I really don t think we need a Fortune Cookie to spell out the differences between the West s Down Under s futures What say you gentlemen Fred Carlsson Mon 2014 01 06 17 14 Dan any update on if the Chinese are making it easier for foreigners to invest in their country Ian Macallan Mon 2014 01 06 18 28 Dan Your article seems like an acknowledgement that investment from China for the purposes of investing outside of China always did need the blessing of Beijing and even today it still does just the approval ceiling value has been increased Conspiracy theorists will love this one If Canberra the ACCC and the FIRB don t get their collective acts together here smartly we are in for a very major change of business attitude and social values in the near future macallan bigpond net au 0419 504 255 Ken not available Tue 2014 01 07 12 22 The world runs on investment capital I remember when Jim Cairns tried to buy back the farm Remember that the farm was owned by the UK and the USA So whats changed well Japan has bought a big stake in Australia Investment capital is just a concept that the average punter interprets in accordance with their political views Just the same way they talk about FOREX trading If Australia wants to

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  • Dan Ryan | Business Spectator
    Federal Budget International News Asia Europe USA National Affairs Latest stories Gagging visas are an attack on democracy The skyrocketing price of a journalist visa for Nauru will limit coverage of Australian prisoners on a vassal state It is an insult to the democratic principles this country stands for Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Dan Ryan Weighing up China s invested interests Beijing s new rules on foreign investment will allow Chinese companies to seize more opportunities in Australia But the ties of China s corporates to the regime s political goals are likely to spur debate by Dan Ryan 3 36pm January 06 9 comments Search Markets Global Indices Index Last Chg Chg DOW JONES 16437 05 7 7 S P 500 1842 37 4 2 0 2 NASDAQ 4174 66 18 5 0 4 FTSE 100 6739 94 48 6 0 7 NIKKEI 15912 06 31 7 0 2 Hang Seng 22846 25 58 9 0 3 The Spectators Harnessing the power of the one man brand Ken Phillips 10 Jan

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  • China | Business Spectator
    proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Korea China jostle for Aust resources 10 Jan 3 59 PM Mining junior Rex Minerals among first to benefit from competition report China trade balance contracts 10 Jan 2 57 PM Official data shows surplus narrowed more than expected exports rise China worries hurt Aust iron ore miners 9 Jan 4 09 PM Shares in Rio Tinto BHP Billiton and Fortescue under pressure amid concerns about China slowdown Volvo Cars sales up in 2013 10 Jan 10 59 AM Swedish subsidiary of Chinese carmaker Geely see sales rise on strong China growth China s Fosun buys Portuguese insurer in privatisation 10 Jan 8 57 AM The Chinese conglomerate will acquire an 80 stake in the insurance arm of Portuguese state bank China misses 2013 inflation target 9 Jan 12 47 PM Official data shows 2013 inflation rate of 2 6 is well below 3 5 target China s new flirt with mega solar 9 Jan 11 31 AM Could an ambitious 1000 MW solar project in China s stark western region signify a resurgence for the global PV market or will it fail the financing step China misses 2013 inflation target 9 Jan 12 47 PM Official data shows 2013 inflation rate of 2 6 is well below 3 5 target China doubled US investment in 2013 8 Jan 1 57 PM China s investment in the US doubled to 14bn despite rocky political ties China allows more private banks 7 Jan 11 44 PM Bank regulator gives all clear for creation of as many as five private banks The Spectators Australia is not the key to China s resource prison Peter Cai 10 Jan 7 12 AM 11 CITIC Pacific executives played on China s fears of resource insecurity to justify the terrible performance of their Pilbara mine It s an argument that does more harm than good to both China and Australia China s shock and ore at the Australian way Peter Cai 9 Jan 7 18 AM 26 The massive cost blowouts for CITIC Pacific s mining project in WA will remind Chinese investors of the pitfalls of being ill prepared for Australia s luxurious work conditions environmental rules and native title demands Australia s brave new world for Chinese investors Peter Cai 8 Jan 6 33 AM 12 One of

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  • Gold set for biggest annual plunge in 30 yrs | Business Spectator
    Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Gold set for biggest annual plunge in 30 yrs 31 Dec 2013 8 48 AM 2 Economy Commodities Precious metal falls for first time in 4 sessions tumbles 28 per cent over 2013 You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Gold has broken its positive trend and fallen for the first time in four sessions Gold futures for February delivery on Monday fell US10 20 or 0 8 per cent to settle at 1 203 80 on the Comex in New York amid quiet Christmas holiday trading Trading was 49 per cent below the average for the past 100 days for this time of day data compiled by Bloomberg showed The precious metal is set for its biggest annual loss in three decades Bloomberg said It has tumbled 28 per cent this year and is set for the worst annual plunge since 1981 Some investors lost faith in the metal as a store of value amid a rally in equities and an improving economy which prompted the Federal Reserve to pare its monthly bond purchases by US10 billion to US85 billion starting in January Many economists expect the Fed will probably reduce its bond purchases in US10 billion increments over the next seven meetings before ending the program in December 2014 Bloomberg said on Monday Holdings in exchange traded products backed by bullion have dropped 33 per cent this year to the least since 2009 data compiled by Bloomberg show The market is fearing the impact of tapering Peter Fertig the owner of Quantitative Commodity Research in Hainburg Germany said You have firmer equity markets There s currently no crisis and nothing that would induce investors to rush into gold Silver futures for March delivery on Monday dropped 2 2 per cent or 43 US cents to US19 615 an ounce on the Comex The metal has lost 35 per cent this year on course for the biggest annual slump since 1981 On the New York Mercantile Exchange palladium futures for March delivery declined 0 2 per cent to US710 80 an ounce Platinum futures for April delivery fell 0 8 per cent to US1 367 20 an ounce Print this page Related articles 09 Jan China s shock and ore at the Australian way 30 Dec Cyclone set to boost iron ore price 24 Dec A QE flipside for gold s lost lustre 16 Dec Coal mines could be mothballed 05 Dec OPEC maintains oil output ceiling More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s

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  • Cyclone set to boost iron ore price | Business Spectator
    compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Cyclone set to boost iron ore price 30 Dec 2013 9 57 AM Industries Resources and Energy Economy Commodities BHP Rio cease ship loading ahead of Tropical Cyclone Christine report You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password BHP Billiton Ltd and Rio Tinto Ltd have been forced to cease exports ahead of the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Christine precipitating a boost in iron ore prices in the new year The Australian reports According to the newspaper the major miners ceased loading ships at a locked down Port Headland last night Rio Tinto said it had ceased loading ships but its mine and rain operations were continuing as the cyclone moves towards the Pilbara coast today The Australian reports Port Hedland and our Yarrie mine are on blue alert and we are progressively securing port rail and mine infrastructure and tying down equipment at these sites a spokeswoman for BHP Billiton said according to the newspaper Meanwhile overseas Brazil s Vale has declared force majeure on some iron ore contracts due to heavy rainfall in Brazil Setbacks in iron ore production are likely to boost prices Print this page Related articles 09 Jan China s shock and ore at the Australian way 31 Dec Gold set for biggest annual plunge in 30 yrs 24 Dec A QE

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