Call to business – get on board China’s Belt and Road

Australian business has been urged to stop waiting for government and engage directly with the vast range of commercial opportunities available under the once-in-a-century infrastructure build.

For many countries, China’s ‘project of the century’ – the mammoth Belt and Road Initiative – also represents the opportunity of a century.

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 14:40

Treasury Wine facing China customs delay amid diplomatic rift

Treasury Wine Estates, the world's biggest listed winemaker, said it was facing delays getting some products through Chinese customs, sending its shares tumbling amid fears it may be affected by a diplomatic dispute.

Treasury disclosed the issue on the day Australian Trade Minister Steve Ciobo is due to visit China to reinforce trade ties with Australia's largest trading partner after a recent souring in relations.

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 14:30

Competition heats up for a2 Milk Company

Stay-at-home mother Anna Wei wanted the best milk formula to feed her firstborn, so she chose the most expensive brand her money could buy: Platinum by a2 Milk Company Ltd.

"I always felt that the higher the price, the better the quality," said 28-year-old Ms Wei, who lives in Shanghai.

Buyers like Ms Wei have fanned a phenomenal success for New Zealand-based a2 Milk and its controversial milk powder that is marketed as easier to digest than conventional milk because it lacks the A1 caesin protein.

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 16:57