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Discussion Roundtable Economic Update: China - Full Steam Ahead

27 May 2008

THE EAST ASIA ROOM, Level 34, 100 Queens St, Melbourne

A discussion roundtable with Amy Auster - Head of Foreign Exchange & International Economics Research at ANZ and Mark Pervan - Head of Commodities Research at ANZ.

Amy and Mark will outline the latest ANZ research on the Chinese economy and the markets, in China and Australia, covering recent developments, trends and expectations; and give a brief overview of the Shanghai/Shenzhen Stock exchanges. They will cover the influence of China on the current commodities super cycle, along with the implications for the Australian economy over the next 1, 5 and 10 years. This will include themes related to Sovereign wealth funds, and protectionism that might emerge and affect the performance of the share market over the longer term. Pertinent issues will include:

1)  Chinese Equity Investments in Australian Resource Companies
   - Chinalco and Rio Tinto. 
   - Sinosteel and Midwest Corp.

2) Trade challenges for Australian Mining Companies in China 
   -Iron Ore Contract Price Negotiations