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Economists warn of losses from ‘closing out’ Chinese investment

Australian government should have more faith in its ability to regulate foreign investment, say researchers

Australia risks job losses, lower living standards and devalued assets if the federal government takes further steps to discourage Chinese investment, according to leading economists at the Australian National University in Canberra.

These concerns are outlined in an ANU editorial by Shiro Armstrong, director of the university’s Asian bureau of economic research, and the bureau’s research director Adam Triggs.

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