International News

The long march to the China FTA

1 comment
Andrew Robb reveals how the deal was sealed after a gruelling 14-month long trade poker game.

HSBC denies China bank portal block

1 comment
Bank says its service only briefly disrupted by a “technical issue” in late September.

Former Lehman Brothers boss enters Chinese IPO market

Richard Fuld to use newly-bought National Stock Exchange as a platform for Chinese companies to list in America.

Aust coal exports may weather US-China pact: RBA

The outlook for coal exports is uncertain but China will still have a “huge appetite” for Australian resources, says RBA official.

China wants greater role in shaping the web: Li

by AFP
1 comment
Premier calls for greater role in determining shape of the global internet.

EU banker bonus cap valid: court adviser

Opinion a blow to UK efforts to overturn EU regulations.

Hugh White: Why I was wrong on China FTA

I was wrong about the China FTA, but not about Beijing's drive to create a new regional order.

Violence flares as HK protesters move on legislature

Authorities appear poised to clear more prodemocracy encampments from streets.

Germany's elites reveal their true colours

Two high-profile scandals afflicting a prominent chief executive and a former federal chancellor shine an unflattering light on Germany's political and business culture.

Don't meddle in Russia's affairs: Putin

by AFP
Russian President claims US wants to subjugate Moscow but will never succeed.

Visit boosts friendship, understanding: Xi

by AAP
Chinese President departs Australia today after a trip which was highlighted by the signing of the FTA.

Beijing billionaires group to visit Aust

Up to 35 business leaders from the China Entrepreneur Club will visit Australia following FTA.

Australia and China after the FTA

1 comment
The Australia–China FTA could be an anchor point for a much broader relationship.

India-Australia trade deal in train

by AAP
Exporters to India could reap windfall as trade agreement, uranium deal slated for 2015.

Putin praises Australia after G20

by AAP
Russian President commends Australian govt for atmosphere at Brisbane's G20 summit.

China will never eclipse US: military report

Kokoda Foundation report says Beijing's strategic rise should not determine ADF's future.

Japanese PM calls snap election

Abe seeks mandate for delayed sales tax increase, will resign without majority.

China's Xi signs polar pact in Hobart

by AAP
China recommits to the Antarctic Treaty and maintains a demilitarised Antarctic zone.

Germany lobs bid to revive Ukraine peace plan

by AFP
Move comes as ongoing fighting puts EU-Russian relationship under renewed pressure.

Hong Kong authorities begin clearing protest camp

by AFP
Demonstrators show no resistance as first of several evictions gets underway.