Australia

Chinese investors protest against new crackdown on investment

Australia's foreign investment regulator no longer believes private companies in China are free of Communist Party control, and plans on subjecting Chinese takeovers and deals, such as those for farmland, to more screening on national security grounds.

Warakirri's new $100m fund seeks only high-value farms

Warakirri says it is already managing discrete agricultural investments for super funds, but this new fund is being set up in response to demand from private family offices, high-net-worth and not-for-profit community

ANZ bank issued rare rebuke by Australian oversight body

ANZ Banking Group violated its own policies and international human rights standards by providing 40 million $ loan to a Cambodian sugar company that seized land from local farmers, according to a statement released by Australian government body that monitors corporate behavior overs.