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Australia Foreign Investment Uncertainty Spikes as Tensions Rise

  • Energy and resources sectors most impacted as politics intrude
  • Australia has informal ban on Chinese acquisitions: Kirchner
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Foreign investment uncertainty in Australia jumped in 2020 amid increased international tensions and the politicization of decisions relating to the energy and resources industries, according to a new gauge.