Asia

Russia to join China-led bank

by AFP
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Shuvalov says Russia will sign up to the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

Foreign investors are overlooking a quiet Chinese revolution

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The business community has misunderstood the importance of recent changes to China's system for approving foreign investment.

The truth about development banks

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Development banks tend to be politically-driven bureaucracies -- and the recent battle between China and the US over the AIIB is not just about power, but governance.

China ends guessing game on AIIB

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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to be based in Beijing, to have 35 founding members.

Hockey sees merit in China bank

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Final decision on Australia joining China-led development bank as a founding member yet to be made.

Best days ahead on China trade: Bishop

by AAP
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Despite slow-down in resources demand, China trade relationship will improve: govt.

Singapore's first prime minister dies

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World leaders pay tribute after Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew passes away.

Japan could join China-led AIIB

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Finance Minister won't rule out joining bank if governance, transparency addressed.

China's Myanmar headache

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As Myanmar seeks to take advantage of its strategic importance to both China and the US, Beijing is getting a dose of what it really means to be a great power.

Govt's China bank decision looms

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Cabinet set to approve investment of up to $3bn in infrastructure bank on Monday: report.

Lee Kuan Yew 'critically ill'

by AFP
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Singapore's 91-year-old founding father hospitalised, on life support.

Should Australia join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?

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The US is concerned about China's growing influence in Asia but with the UK and New Zealand confirming they will join the bank, the pressure is on for Australia to sign up.

Tourism, education key to India deal

by AAP
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Australia needs to look beyond mining as it seeks to secure India FTA, economists say.

China Jan-Feb retail sales rise 10.7%

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Chinese retail sales and industrial production rise less than expected in February.

How China is cleaning up its global image

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The smog that has clouded China’s political past is slowly lifting, with its new leadership team keen to project an enlightened picture.

China's rebalancing couldn't come at a worse time

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Australia is set to become even more reliant on exports to China at a time when our neighbour is trying to rebalance its economy away from infrastructure and residential construction.

Businesses brace for Bali Nine blowback

by AAP
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Business council president says view of Australia affected across ASEAN nations.

China sets 7% GDP target for 2015

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World's second-largest economy also lowers consumer inflation target to 3% as it seeks more sustainable path.

Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership be a good deal for Australia?

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With negotiations at a critical stage and the potential ramifications for our economy so large, it is surprising how little public debate there has been concerning this trade deal.

China's rate cut won't spur growth

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The PBOC's recent rate moves will do little to fend off a hard landing, but then again China isn't actually confronting one.

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