Report

Legal readiness for climate finance: private sector opportunities

This report summarises the agenda and findings of the Legal Readiness for Climate Finance: Private Sector Opportunities round-table. It provides groundwork for collaboration and knowledge exchange between delegates and other stakeholders about effective and innovative law and regulation to enable sustainable finance in-country and between...
Working paper

Sovereign Wealth Funds: the good guy investment actors

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have been portrayed in some quarters as potential bad guys in global financial markets due to their supposed political as opposed to commercial intentions and influence. However, two key international developments during and since the 2008/2009 Global Financial Crisis have prompted...
Working paper

State capital: Global and Australian perspectives

This paper examines how swiftly core characteristics of the global economy are changing and the implications for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Australia, especially FDI from China. The paper focuses on how state investment capital is an increasingly important strategic priority for governments, regulators, finance...
Working paper

Foreign investment law and policy in Australia: a critical analysis

Under Australia’s foreign investment review framework all foreign governments and their related entities should notify the federal government and gain approval before making a direct investment in Australia regardless of the value of that investment. Yet can Australia’s current policy settings be maintained in their...
Working paper

China: investing in the world

It is clear that China has emerged as a key investment actor in the current global milieu. What is not so clear is why this is so. This paper adds an historical perspective to the state capital story by examining China’s trade and investment patterns...