Chinese appetite for Australian real estate remain strong as they continue to buy properties in spite of weak domestic demand, reports Business Spectator (15 January 2015). According to Juwai data, a 15 – 20% growth in international purchases of Australian real estate is to be expected in 2015. Amidst rising concerns of Chinese buyers causing price hikes in the housing market, a Federal Parliamentary report has refuted such fears. “The recent Parliamentary inquiry found that foreign investment is keeping prices lower and new supply of homes higher than they would otherwise be. In the context of Australia's slowing economy and income recession, the construction jobs, spending and tax revenues generated by international investors should be most welcome,” said Simon Henry, Co-CEO of [This article also appeared on, and the Australian Business Review.]