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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.
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.
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.
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 Global Pensions Asset Study – 2014. The figure repre ...
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 Foundation.
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 today.
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.
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.
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).
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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