Australia

China bid for giant Australia farm holding on ice: sources

A China-led consortium seeking to buy Australia's S. Kidman & Co will hold off on a fresh bid for the country's largest agricultural land owner amid concerns it could be derailed by a more protectionist new government, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Chinese firm gets more time to sell stake

Australia has granted a three-year extension for a Chinese company to reduce its 80 percent stake in Australian cotton farm Cubbie Station after it indicated it could not meet the October 2015 deadline.

US investors pour cash into $1bn agribusiness fund

Australian agricultural assets remain a major a drawcard for international investors with a string of mainly US-based investors funnelling hundreds of millions into a $1 billion fund established by the Queensland agribusiness investment firm, Laguna Bay Pastoral Company.

¿Se puede comprar un país?

La paralización en Australia de la venta de una gran extensión de terreno a un consorcio chino reaviva el temor a un nuevo colonialismo.