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Kerry Stokes will be asking Santa for a much better 2015

The billionaire is under attack on four fronts, with the media business and oil and gas draining his wealth.

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Evolve ore die — the grim future of Australia’s steel industry

The latest trade figures from China are in — and it’s not good used for our beleaguered Treasurer.

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Iron ore miners, beware: China is not going to keep buying our resources

China’s economy is slowing, and its housing market is in the toilet. While Treasury forecasts suggest everything is fine, underneath the surface the cracks are beginning to show.

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Coalition’s economic hopes rest on China’s steel mills

The long-term success of the budget will depend heavily on the appetite of Chinese steel mills for our iron ore, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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The Chinese steel trap: resources data to give Hockey headaches

What does China’s “war on steel” mean for the Australian economy? While Joe Hockey delivered rosy forecasts last week, the news out of China looks decidedly darker.

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China walks an economic tightrope as Australia holds its breath

By all measures, China’s economic growth is slowing. How much will it slow, and how quickly? And what does that mean for Australia? Local business will be holding its breath.

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Chinese democracy? Let’s put it to a vote

Crikey readers have a lot to say about whether China should become a democracy.

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The Chinese reform agenda: a committee to push it forward?

There’s high hopes of further economic and social reform to come from the Chinese Community Party’s 18th CCP Central Committee Third Plenum. But the big calls will probably be dodged.

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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Is the mining boom over? Kevin Rudd says it is, but no one told the Chinese. Plus other bites of the campaitn.

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Don’t call it stimulus, but China’s cash splash helps miners

Chinese banks and government bodies are pumping money into the country’s ailing economy. But as Michael Sainbury writes, officials are refusing to call it a stimulus measure.

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China is driving our economy, but will be ignored in the election

Treasury clearly needs to lift its game on China — they got it wrong in May and may well be wrong again.

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What does it take to be a Sydney Institute expert?

Crikey readers have their say on climate experts, the Chinese economy and Kevin Rudd’s class warfare.

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Is China in for a hard landing, or is this the new normal?

It is possible that China’s GDP growth will slow to 7%, a 23-year low. Business Spectator commentator Stephen Koukoulas asks: what will that mean for the global — and Australia’s — economy?

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Welcome to the post-boom economy … hope you like it

Australia’s economy is booming, right? Not anymore. MacroBusiness editor David Llewellyn-Smith says it’s time to say goodbye to mining, rising house prices and favourable trade.

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How to spin economics, both here and in China

There’s economic spin and then there’s economic spin, Chinese style. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane compare the digesting and reporting of economic news in Australia and China.

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A grand tour of economic risks to Australia

The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy “tapering” will be a key influence on the economy for Aussie governments after the election — but Japan and China loom large as well. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

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Connecting the dots: why iron ore prices could make life difficult for Tony and Joe

Changes in the way iron ore prices are set have implications for our terms of trade — and perhaps for a new government after September.

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China’s economy still booming

Crikey readers talk China’s economy, class warfare and future prime minister Tony Abbott.

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‘Don’t mention this’: China’s economy is worse than you think

The Chinese economy is no longer growing at a rate of knots. Will the new leadership succeed with economic reform — and what would happen to Australia if they don’t?

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Boxing at shadows? China banks may be a threat to our economy

RBA Governor Glenn Stevens has some concerns about China’s “shadow banking” system. He poses questions about the role of non-bank entities in the Middle Kingdom.

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The skies clear as China changes guard, but what lies beneath?

China’s annual “Parliament” is underway and all eyes are on the country’s two new leaders. Will the new guard shift the focus from internal stability towards economic reform? You might have to wait to find out.

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Xi’s challenge: addressing China’s income inequality

New leader of China’s Communist Party Xi Jinping has made a commitment to addressing income inequality in China. But without wide-ranging reforms, real change seems unlikely.

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From flood to famine, and now China wants more oil

After months of economic recession, the people of Spain might have a bigger problem: there’s not enough oil to go around. Rising demand overseas has seen a flood turn to shortages.

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If we ride on the back of iron ore, the recovery signs are good

Iron ore prices have staged a remarkable comeback, boosted by a stronger Chinese economy and favourable weather conditions. It could deliver a bigger windfall to Australia than anyone thought.

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Following in Deng’s footsteps: meet China’s new cabinet

China’s leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping has taken his first tour. Eschewing pomp, he has recreated a famous tour by a former president. Meet the “secretive seven” who will rule China next year.

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