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Regional Australia more attractive to younger Chinese tourists
15 Apr 2015
New research has found that independent Chinese travellers to Australia aged between 25 and 34 are showing increasing interest in travelling ‘out bush’.
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New poll confirms preference for Australia by Chinese investors
26 Mar 2015
Chinese business leaders overwhelmingly approve of Australia and see it as a top choice for investment, according to the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology, Syd ...
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Data Alert: Australia – a world-class innovation destination
19 Dec 2014
Australia is an innovative country, with world-class scientific and academic institutions, high levels of investment in research and development, and strong research performance and output, according ...
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Data Alert: Australia Retains AAA Rating as Credit Ratings Lift Across Asia
1 Oct 2014
Australia’s strong credit rating and impressive economic performance over the past decade has been the envy of many economies in the world.
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Data Alert: Australia’s quality of life is among the highest in OECD
29 Jul 2014
Australia’s quality of life is one of the best in the world, according to the Organization for Cooperation and Development’s Better Life Index 2014. In the annual report, the OECD gauges its 34 econom ...
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Data Alert: Australia’s expatriate cost of living falls sharply – Mercer Cost of Living Survey
22 Jul 2014
The cost of living in Australia’s major cities has fallen sharply for expatriates, Mercer’s 2014 Cost of Living Survey showed.
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Data Alert: Moody’s reaffirms Australia’s AAA rating
15 Jul 2014
Australia’s sovereign credit rating is based on the nation’s highly resilient economy, high level of government financial strength and low level of event risk, Moody’s said in a statement. Moody’s ass ...
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Data Alert: Australia is a top 10 foreign investment target, UNCTAD report shows
2 Jul 2014
Australia remains a top 10 global destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) for a third straight year after attracting US$50 billion in foreign direct investment in 2013, according to the UN Con ...
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Data Alert: Asia-Pacific integration drives Australia’s two-way trade to A$648 billion
3 Jun 2014
Economic integration with the expanding Asia-Pacific region continues to drive Australia’s economic growth. Australia’s two-way trade with the world grew by 3.7 per cent year-on year to A$648 billion ...
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Data Alert: Australia’s inward FDI stock exceeds A$600 billion in 2013
6 May 2014
Australia’s inward foreign direct investment (FDI) stock reached A$630 billion in 2013, increasing over 40 per cent since 2008. This strong growth reflects Australia’s stable economic expansion over t ...
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Data Alert: Australia among China’s top three destinations for outbound investment
28 Mar 2014
China’s merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in Australia has seen the highest growth since 2009, rising 34 per cent to US$7.7 billion in 2013, according to the latest PwC Trends in M&A report.
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Australia’s trade surplus hits 30-month high in January
12 Mar 2014
Australia recorded a large A$1.4 billion trade surplus in January 2014 in seasonally adjusted terms, the largest since August 2011, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
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Data Alert: Strong inbound tourist arrivals signal rising investment opportunities in Australia
12 Mar 2014
A record growth in tourist arrivals from the Asia Pacific has increased the demand for investment into Australia’s tourism industry to nearly A$45 billion.
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Data Alert: Australian pension funds growth the world’s highest
24 Feb 2014
Australia has experienced the highest growth rate in pension (superannuation) assets and remains the world’s fourth largest pension market, valued at US$1.6 trillion, according to the Towers Watson Gl ...
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Data Alert: Australia – the third freest economy in the world
22 Jan 2014
Australia has once again been rated the third freest economy in the world according to a leading international study compiled by The Wall Street Journal and Washington-based think tank, The Heritage F ...
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2014 benchmarking report highlights Australia’s strengths as an investment destination
15 Jan 2014
The 2014 Austrade Benchmark Report, which presents Australia’s attractiveness as a business and investment destination, was launched by Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, Mr Andrew Robb tod ...
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Foreign investment central to economic prosperity
2 Dec 2013
Senior investment commissioners from the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) have met with Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb to discuss ways of increasing foreign investment into Australia.
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Data Alert: Australia is one of the world’s easiest places to do business
11 Nov 2013
Australia is one of the easiest places in the world in which to do business, according to a joint annual survey, Doing Business 2014, by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.
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Reserve Bank of Australia sees non-mining investment gathering pace
4 Nov 2013
Australia’s mining investment may have peaked but a pick-up in the nation’s non-mining investment is on the horizon, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA).
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Data Alert: IMF forecasts solid economic growth in Australia
15 Oct 2013
Australia is expected to outperform all major advanced economies until at least 2018, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
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