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Data Alert: Australia’s business investment in R&D posts steady growth
2 Oct 2013
Australia’s business research and development (R&D) workforce grew 15 per cent over the year to 2011-12, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Data Alert: Australia’s strong visitor numbers signal rising investment opportunities
12 Sep 2013
A record 6.3 million short-term visitors arrived in Australia in the year ended June 2013, according to the latest data from the Australia Bureau of Statistics.
Data Alert: Australia posts sustained lift in labour productivity
27 Aug 2013
Australia has notched up solid improvement in labour productivity with its growth forecast to outperform the Group of Seven (G7) richest nations and many other mature economies into 2013.
Data Alert: Australia’s business efficiency a global stand-out
24 Jul 2013
Australia’s efficient regulatory environment and business-friendly economy have scored high marks on two key global competitiveness reports.
Data Alert: Australian economy expands at a solid pace
28 Jun 2013
The Australian economy continues to expand despite uncertain conditions offshore and significant transitions on the domestic front.
Data Alert: Australia tops OECD Better Life Index
6 Jun 2013
Australia has topped the OECD’s quality of life index for a third straight year, according to the 2013 survey.
Data Alert: Foreign investment in Australia up 8.6pc in 2012
24 May 2013
Australia was one of the few countries in the world to post increased foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2012, recording inward FDI of A$550 billion, up 8.6 per cent over the year.
Data Alert: Renminbi, Australian dollar start direct trading
18 Apr 2013
Australia and China have agreed to trade each other’s currencies directly, bypassing the US dollar and lowering transaction costs for businesses in both countries.
Data Alert: Australia a cloud computing leader for second straight year
8 Apr 2013
Australia is a world leader in cloud computing policies for a second straight year, according to Business Software Alliance’s world measure of readiness to meet the cloud revolution.
Data Alert: Australia the most prosperous Asia-Pacific country, global index shows
6 Mar 2013
Australia has ranked the fourth most prosperous economy in the world and the most prosperous in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the 2012 Legatum Prosperity Index.

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