"A funny thing happened after Kevin Rudd ousted Julia Gillard to become Australia's prime minister again. In the 24 hours after the June 26 coup, the phones at Juwai.com, a Hong Kong-based Chinese international property portal, rang hot. Australian residential property searches on the site were already up by 61 per cent since the start of this year, and property viewings were up 162 per cent. But it was the return of the Putonghua-fluent Rudd, arguably more loved overseas than he is at home, which pushed potential investors off the fence, says Andrew Taylor, Juwai.com co-CEO."