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Austrade reports on hedge funds and banking industries released
30 Aug 2011
Austrade has recently released two financial services publications that highlight the strength and size of Australia’s financial services sector.
Data Alert: Australia – Ninth Largest Market for High Net Worth Individuals in the World
21 Jul 2011
Australia has continued to benefit from two decades of sustained economic growth and has become the ninth largest private wealth market in the world, according to Capgemini and Merrill Lynch’s 2011 World Wealth Report.
Sydney rates highly in global cities report
24 May 2011
Sydney has rated highly in PWC’s recent Cities of Opportunity report, finishing fifth among 26 cities ranked according to key indicators.
Australia continues to be an attractive destination for FDI
6 May 2011
Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Australia continues to grow, demonstrating investor confidence in the strong Australian economy. Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics* shows that, year on year, FDI into Australia grew by 7.5 per c ...
Data Alert: Australia’s Managed Funds Assets now at A$1.8 trillion
11 Mar 2011
Australia had A$1.79 trillion (US$1.82 trillion) in Funds Under Management (FUM) in the December quarter 2010. Australia’s FUM are equivalent to over 130 per cent of the country’s nominal GDP and represents around 126 per cent of domestic equity mark ...
Data Alert: Australian superannuation fund assets exceed US$1 trillion
15 Feb 2011
On 19 January 2011, the Australian Government announced changes to the income tax treatment of investment income of foreign funds, which will make it more likely foreign-based funds will use Australian-based fund managers.
Data Alert: Exemption for Investment Income of Foreign Funds Announced
7 Feb 2011
On 19 January 2011, the Australian Government announced changes to the income tax treatment of investment income of foreign funds, which will make it more likely foreign-based funds will use Australian-based fund managers.
Data Alert: Australia’s Responsible Investment Exceeds A$18 billion
7 Dec 2010
Increasing concerns over global environment and social issues are prompting investors to take more notice of Responsible Investment in Australia’s financial markets. According to the Benchmark Report 2010 released by the Responsible Investment Asso ...
US risk management analytics provider opens regional office in Australia
6 Dec 2010
Attracted by the increasing opportunities offered by Australia’s financial markets, the New York-based provider of cross-asset analytics for derivatives valuations and risk management, Numerix, has opened a regional sales office in Sydney.
November 2010 International Data Comparison (IDC)
19 Nov 2010
An easy-to-read comparison of Australia’s performance and position across key economic and financial related indicators. The IDC has been updated to include data effective to 15 November 2010.

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