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China’s relentless export machine
China's export surge, which has seen exports to Australia in particular soar, is set to reach a crisis point for the slowing world economy. As David Uren writes, Western leaders are facing mounting pressure to do something about the economic inroads China is carving out.
Tech and climate top priorities for growing Indonesian economic ties
Telling business to take advantage of the trade and investment opportunities with Indonesia hasn’t worked. Robert Law argues Canberra needs a new approach to ﬁll the missing piece in the relationship.
To ban or not to ban? How Indonesia can overcome the global food crisis
Jakarta’s latest decision to briefly ban the export of crude palm oil has not helped Indonesians reeling from rising food prices. Maria Monica Wihardja and Arianto Patunru argue that rather than bending with the political wind, Indonesia’s leaders should steer its course by reconsidering fundamentals to improve its competitiveness in the global food economy.
China and Australia: Economic decoupling?
Trade has caught most headlines, but it is the volume of capital flow between the two countries that speaks to a declining level of trust and goodwill between Australia and China, writes Diane Hu.
Will China hit its growth target?
China needs to restore the market policies and entrepreneurial dynamism of the past to offset the effects of an aging workforce and other economic headwinds, writes Shang-Jin Wei.