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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Australian companies still need Chinese ‘daigou’ buying agents

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‘We’re going to need the Australians’: Pompeo lays out contest with China

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Hong Kong’s use of emergency law sparks warning from Payne

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has warned Hong Kong's government it "risks inflaming a delicate and sensitive situation" by using emergency laws for the first time in 50 years as thousands of protesters defy orders and return to the streets.

Chinese stores charging ‘ridiculous prices’ for Australian baby formula, fuelling daigou trade

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‘Disturbingly lightweight’: Penny Wong targets Morrison over China and ‘negative globalism’

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‘No alternative’ to South China Sea exercises, John Howard says

John Howard has hardened his position on the South China Sea, predicting Australia would even­tually join US-led freedom-of-navigation exercises to “hold the ring” against Chinese expansion.

Scott Morrison criticises Victoria’s secret deal with China

The Prime Minister has criticised the Victorian Government for signing a secret deal with China without reference to the Commonwealth. 9News revealed that Victoria blindsided the...

China orders halt to red meat imports from several Australian meatworks

China has temporarily banned beef exports from a number of Australian meatworks, the ABC understands. The Australian Meat Industry Council has confirmed it is working...

China’s Operation Australia: The party line

The Chinese Communist Party is waging a covert campaign of influence in Australia – an aggressive form of “soft power” – and while loyalists are rewarded, dissidents live in fear.