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Peter Cai Mike Smith hits back at suggestions by the IMF that Australian banks need to be better capitalised.
Peter Cai Australian manufacturers are enjoying a bumpy ride on the Asian century gravy train.
Peter Cai and Philip Wen Wang Qishan has been given the task of tackling corruption in China's ruling Communist Party.
Peter Cai Australia's second-largest telco warns that earnings growth in the mobile market has stalled.
Peter Cai The ACCC is concerned about several proposals NBN Co is putting forward for its future regulations, including pricing, flexibility and reliability.
Peter Cai World's largest bank opens a branch in Collins Street as it expands in Australia.
Philip Wen and Peter Cai Australia's top diplomat in Beijing concedes politically sensitive issues are 'difficult to resolve'.
Peter Cai Thousands of Chinese Communist Party delegates assembled in Beijing on Thursday.
Peter Cai Customers receive text messages informing of price hike for all overseas phone calls at 3.01 pm, just moments after horses bolted from the gates at Flemington.
Peter Cai Telstra has appointed recently departed board member Timothy Chen as the regional head of its international group, signalling the telco's renewed focus on the Asia-Pacific region.
Peter Cai Key Asia-Pacific role for former Telstra board member
Peter Cai Business leaders doubt government's determination to carry out proposals in the Asian Century white paper.
Peter Cai and Lucy Battersby He once fought China-backed Vietcong, now John Lord represents the controversial Chinese telecoms supplier.
Peter Cai Chinese private equity fund Cathay Fortune has turned hostile on Discovery Metals.
Peter Cai One of the country’s peak professional services bodies has warned that Australia risks of being a peripheral player in the Asian century if business remains complacent about engagement in the Asia...
Peter Cai Chinese consumer electronic companies are preparing to take on Korean and Japanese companies in Australia.
Peter Cai The faith of many pious believers in the China growth story has been shaken a little lately as the Asian economic powerhouse shows signs of a slowdown. China's GDP slowed to 7.
Peter Cai and Philip Wen Everything points to the Asian Century and China's rise, so why aren't we embracing it?
Peter Cai, Philip Wen When the economist Jane Golley joined the federal Treasury in 1994, she was assigned to a single-person desk overseeing China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea.
Philip Wen and Peter Cai The downfall of a Chinese politician was felt as far away as a mine in Western Australia.