Businessman loses $277,000 deposit on Bellevue Hill trophy home

IT WAS supposed to secure his dream home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, but $277,000 has evaporated into thin air. Property developer Peter Zhu has forfeited...

Chinese investment in residential housing slowing: FIRB adviser

Inward Chinese investment in Australian residential real estate has started to slow but interest in the purchase of agricultural ­businesses and farms shows little...

High expectations: Record-breaking prestige market pushing asking prices up

Brisbane’s record-breaking prestige market has raised sellers’ expectations of what their properties are worth but as Chinese buyers become locked out of the market, those expectations will have to...

Chinese property investor interest in Australia cools as tougher regulations bite

Offshore Chinese investors have helped drive the Australian property market to new heights. But with the tightening of government regulations, that interest is shifting to...

Sydney unit approvals decline as investors leave market

NSW’s construction boom is beginning to wane as developers hold off new apartment projects over concerns falling investor demand will make units harder to...

Developers still going to China, but demand down 40pc

The founder of Australia's biggest off-the-plan marketing website says the claim that local developers have abandoned the Chinese market due to a lack of appetite...

China correction would have negative effect on Australia property

The action in the long running Australian property boom has shifted to outer suburban land. And at the same time we need to watch...

China giant in the ring for Lendlease villages

Lendlease has $1.7 billion invested across 71 villages and in its annual result on Monday said it was "exploring the potential introduction of capital partners".

Overseas property crackdown from China to be ‘widely felt’

A Chinese government crackdown on offshore property deals will be widely felt in countries including Australia, says Trade Minister Stephen Ciobo. Chinese companies have been the biggest source...

Mr Bra’s home the latest in $350m spending spree by Chinese buyer

The son of one of China's richest men "Jeremy" Jianmin Song has ramped up his push to buy Australian assets with the $18.75 million...
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Australia stuck in the middle of the US and China as tensions rise

Tensions have risen at the APEC Summit as the United States and China comes to blows — and now Australia is caught in the...

Tom Hanks says he and wife Rita Wilson tested positive for coronavirus in Australia

Tom Hanks says he has contracted coronavirus. The actor confirmed on Instagram and Twitter Wednesday that he and wife Rita Wilson, both 63, tested positive for COVID-19 in Australia after feeling ill. 

China increases its stake in Australian land

Chinese investors have added another 50,000 hectares to their Australian property portfolio, taking the total area of property under Chinese control to more than...

Forget the food and scenery, Chinese turn to Tasmania for romance

"The whole island resembles the shape of a heart," says Beijing-based Chinese investor William Wei who has acquired three luxury bed and breakfasts in...

Mr Bra’s home the latest in $350m spending spree by Chinese buyer

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Contract cattle kills sought by beef company, with sights set on Chinese supermarket trade

The demand for cheaper supermarket beef in China has prompted a new Australian joint-venture to directly source and process cattle for boxed export. While the...

Gina Rinehart ‘confident’ of winning Chinese approval for live-cattle exports: Hancock Prospecting

Mining magnate Gina Rinehart's company is confident it is only months away from winning Chinese Government approval to start exporting cattle to China. Key points: ...

Turnbull government carefully tackles Chinese interference

The Turnbull government has expressed in strong terms its displeasure with the way Chinese diplomats deal with Chinese citizens in Australia. The Chinese embassy in...

Diggers and Dealers: China’s $11 billion surge on Perth Mint’s gold brings miners their...

The seemingly insatiable hunger from China for Australian minerals goes well beyond bulk commodities like coal, iron ore and increasingly LNG. Despite China being the...

Fears Australian toddler caught up in Beijing’s ‘hostage diplomacy’

But Ms Wumaier has been repeatedly taken in for questioning by Chinese police and is being closely monitored.

China claims pro-Hong Kong protests in Australia nothing more than staged ’show’

A cranky China has taken aim at Australia, as experts sound an alarming warning that Aussies are not immune from its Hong Kong crackdown.