Trade surplus heads back to $1b as iron ore shipments to China surge

A renewed appetite for iron ore by Chinese steelmakers has driven Australia's trade surplus back out to $1 billion. Key points: The value of iron...

Australian wool substitution racket threatens China relations

A SOPHISTICATED wool substitution racket with the potential to damage relations with China — Australia’s biggest wool market — has been uncovered. The Weekly Times can...

Labor’s plan to work with China in north Australia ‘bizarre’

A push by Labor to engage ­directly with Beijing’s “One Belt, One Road” strategy by signing up to joint infrastructure projects in Australia’s north...

Chinese ownership of Australian farmland rises, American ownership falls

The area of farmland under partial or full Chinese ownership has dramatically increased over the past year as the level of American and British...

A2 Milk wins China formula approval

Infant formula suppliers The A2 Milk Company and Wattle Health Australia have strengthened their regulatory position in the lucrative Chinese market. A2 Milk’s application...

China iron ore demand to fall by 8 million tonnes a month as cities...

China's iron ore demand is expected to drop 7 per cent, as steel-making cities across northern China begin rolling out anti-pollution measures from next...

Rise of China’s army of ‘personal shoppers’

Sales by so-called daigous of Australian goods to Chinese consumers, such as baby formula and health products, could easily triple over the next two...

Horse racing: China ‘a sleeping giant’ in Australia’s multi-million-dollar thoroughbred industry

China's growing interest in Australia's thoroughbred horse racing sector bodes well for the local industry, a breeding expert says. About half of all thoroughbred horses...

Warehouses full of baby formula headed to China

SECRET stashes of “white gold” stripped from Australian supermarket shelves and bound for China have been discovered at city industrial estates. A BABY formula warehouse...

Why Australia shouldn’t count on China for growth and profits

Counting on China to deliver endless growth and profits? Then you need to know about the news item last week announcing that a big...
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