Research Reports

Research on the future of reciprocal business between Australia and China written collaboratively by the University of Sydney and KPMG.

  • Chinese Investment Survey 2014 17/11/2014


    Until 2012 Australia was the largest recipient of Chinese Outbound Direct Investment (ODI), but dropped to second place behind the United States in 2013. Australia was able to rely on its natural resources endowments and various other comparative advantages including geography. The slow down of investment in the Australian resources sector exposed Australia to more global competition for diversifying Chinese investment.

  • Demystifying SOE Investment in Australia: A report prepared for the Business Council of Australia 29/08/2014


    KPMG and the University of Sydney analysed 23 Chinese SOEs across a range of industry sectors to determine how they operate in Australia, and whether their modus operandi differs materially from other international investors.

  • Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia: Update March 2014 10/03/2014


    While Australia's accumulated Chinese direct investment is still ahead of its main international competitors, there is no denying that the rest of the world is hot on our heels and aggressively competing for Chinese capital.

  • Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australian Agribusiness 29/10/2013


    Despite strong public interest, little detailed factual information has been previously available about the actual nature and distribution of China's outbound direct investment (ODI) in Australia. This specialist report continues our comprehensive reporting of China's ODI into Australia.

  • The Energy Imperative: Australia-China opportunities - Preliminary brief 26/09/2012


    China's largest energy companies have rapidly increased their stakes in Australia's energy sectors in recent years, motivated by the same factors that have underpinned their acquisitions in the resources sector.

  • Demystifying Chinese Investment: China outbound direct investment in Australia 01/08/2012


    Despite an intensity of interest in Chinese corporate investment in Australia and elsewhere around the world, the nature and distribution of this investment in Australia is not well understood. KPMG and The University of Sydney China Studies Centre have, in the past 21 months, undertaken a thorough review of Chinese direct investment in Australia.

  • The Growing Tide: China outbound direct investment in Australia 29/11/2011


    Australia has been the biggest single destination for Chinese outward foreign direct investment (FDI) worldwide over the past 6 years with investments totalling more than US$38.4 billion. While China's investment in Australia have been concentrated in the natural resources sector, the future will be different. Sectors that could increase their potential for greater Chinese FDI inflows include agriculture, financial services and infrastructure.

  • Australia & China: Future Partnerships 2011 13/09/2011


    In the future it will be difficult, if not impossible, to have a strong global or domestic business without a strong China business relationship, concludes new collaborative research from KPMG in Australia and the University of Sydney China Studies Centre into the future of reciprocal trade between Australia and China.