• Industry: Energy & Natural Resources, Mining, Asia Business, China
  • Type: Case study
  • Date: 1/08/2012

Demystifying Chinese investment in Australia

China insights
Research on the future of reciprocal trade between Australia and China written collaboratively with the University of Sydney China Studies Centre.

China’s first coal mine in New South Wales and Australia 

Yancoal Australia’s listing on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) on 28 June 2012 was the largest in the Australian market since December 2010. It marks a 'significant vote of confidence' in Australia’s coal sector by creating the largest investment by a Chinese state-owned company in the Australian coal industry.
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Key highlights

  • Over 80 percent of Chinese investment in Australia has been directed into mining.
  • NSW and Australia as investment destinations.
  • The challenges ahead.
  • Background information on Yancoal Australia.

Australia-China corridor

Australia-China corridor
The long-term demographic and social forces shaping China and its 12th Five-Year plan will greatly impact Australia's prosperity for decades to come.


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