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Secretive Chinese conglomerate needs more scrutiny from the FIRB

Secretive Chinese conglomerate needs more scrutiny from the FIRB

HNA Group has made an eye-watering number of acquisitions at breakneck speed in a bewildering number of sectors. Australia should keep its eye on this secretive company.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

New FIRB boss ... Nine mistakes Baldwin for Trump ... cuts to come at News ...

Foreign Investment Review Board appointment lost in Canberra’s Bermuda Triangle

Foreign Investment Review Board appointment lost in Canberra’s Bermuda Triangle

The appointment of the chair of the Foreign Investment Review Board, Brian Wilson, ends on Easter Saturday.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Appointment in limbo ... Turnbull's sausage problem ... Trump's murky dollars ...

Why do we let spooks dictate economic policy?

Why do we let spooks dictate economic policy?

In allowing security agencies to dictate major economic decisions, we've handed yet more power to agencies that avoid scrutiny and attract deferential media coverage.

Mayne: full list of major Aussie foreign power privatisation deals revealed

Mayne: full list of major Aussie foreign power privatisation deals revealed

There have been 17 different investments by Asian players over the past 17 years with the majority being controlled by private investors.

Alibaba to Australian markets: open sesame

Alibaba to Australian markets: open sesame

Australian retailers should be much more worried than Australian farmers that the Chinese are taking over.

Tassie dairy sale gets the tick as China milks free-trade deal

Tassie dairy sale gets the tick as China milks free-trade deal

Tasmania’s Van Diemen’s Land Dairy has been sold to a Chinese company -- but has the Foreign Investment Review Board done its due diligence?

China’s Australian land deals didn’t count on Barnaby

China’s Australian land deals didn’t count on Barnaby

The new Deputy Prime Minister is no fan of foreign investment in Australian land. Someone tell the Chinese.

Confused about our stance on foreign investment? So is everyone else.

Confused about our stance on foreign investment? So is everyone else.

Australia's position on Chinese investment is deeply confusing -- and not just for investors, but for our allies as well.