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The latest statistics and figures on Australia's performance across key economic and financial related indicators.

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Data Alert: Australia’s quality of life is among the highest in OECD 30 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 23 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), attracting US$171 billion in FDI flows over the three years to 2013, according to the UN Conference on Trade and Deve ...
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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
Australia remains the third largest investment destination behind the US and Canada, attracting 15 per cent of Chinese M&A activity.
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Data Alert: Strong inbound tourist arrivals signal rising investment opportunities in Australia 11 Mar 2014
Record growth in tourist arrivals from the Asia Pacific has seen the demand for investment into Australia’s tourism industry grow 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 ranks third in the 2014 Index of Economic Freedom, a position held for the past six years. The index is jointly compiled by The Wall Street Journal and Washington-based think tank, The Herit ...

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