Financial Services Talking Points | 22/05/2018

  In Today’s Talking Points: Shenzhen aims to be global technology innovation hub, UK eyes firmer ties with China, Leading indicators points to steady export growth in China and  China central bank adviser calls for two-track financial opening. Shenzhen aims to be global technology innovation hub Shenzhen has declared their goal to become a global technology …

Education Talking Points | 17/05/2018

  First NAPLAN online test brings nerves and some technical glitches More than 1 million Australian students are sitting the NAPLAN tests his week, and for the first time, they are taking it online. Around 25 percent of NSW schools are running NAPLAN online tests for the first time this year. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment …

Food & Agribusiness Talking Points | 16/05/2018

In Today’s Talking Points: Cargill has ‘significant concerns’ over US-China trade spat; China’s freeze on Australia thaws slightly as trade minister blows in; Seafood giants convene in China for Alibaba’s ‘fresh food summit’; China’s farm produces prices continue to dip. Cargill has ‘significant concerns’ over US-China trade spat Cargill, the US Agriculture food giant has expressed concerns about escalating …

Financial Services Talking Points | 15/05/2018

In Today’s Talking Points: China Continues Opening Up of Financial Services Sector; China’s April Economic Data Shows a Mixed Bag as Industry Holds Up; Trump’s Reprieve for ZTE Opens the Next Round of US-China Trade Talks China Continues Opening Up of Financial Services Sector Following on from the announcement on April 11th of new measures to further open …

Food & Agribusiness Talking Points | 07/03/2018

  In today’s talking points: Strong world growth for commodities; JD.com implements blockchain;  Wine Australia appoints new Manager; Use of fertilisers and pesticides fall in China   Strong world growth for commodity will increase food demand by Australian farmers The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics Conference, held in Canberra this Tuesday, has forecasted that …

Top Five Considerations for Foreign Banks in China

On November 10, China’s Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said at the information meeting in Beijing that China has decided to further open its financial services industry. In addition to the committed liberalisations of the foreign shareholding restrictions in domestic securities, future, fund management and life insurance  companies, of particular interest is that qualified foreign …