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Led by Chief Economist Mark Thirlwell, the Economics at Austrade team are responsible for analysing the major trends and events in the Australian and international economies that help shape Austrade’s operating environment.

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Australian Economy
Australia Has Experienced the Longest Economic Growth among Major Developed World
29 Mar 2017Edmund Tang
Australia's economy grew a strong 1.1 per cent in the fourth quarter (Q4), lifting Australia's annual economic growth to 2.5 per cent in 2016, according to the latest National Accounts figures release ...
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Trade Winds
Trade Winds
24 Mar 2017
Divya Skene
This week’s articles touch on LNG, services trade and the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as the bilateral economic relationship between Australia and each of its top two trading partners.
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Trade Winds
Trade Winds
20 Mar 2017
Divya Skene
This week’s readings highlight the important role of economic policies across diverse markets.
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Trade Winds
Trade Winds
10 Mar 2017
Edmund Tang
This week’s readings provide views and analysis on Australia and the global economy.
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Benchmark Report
Core Arguments and Facts of the 2017 Benchmark Report: Innovation
10 Mar 2017
Edmund Tang
Innovation is one of the six major reasons for investing in Australia underlined in Austrade’s 2017 Benchmark Report (BMR). The BMR also highlights our world-class scientific and academic institutions ...
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Australian Economy | International Trade | International Investment
Updating the Australian economic story
9 Mar 2017
Mark Thirlwell
The past month has seen several substantial data releases, including details on the Q4:2016 national accounts and balance of payments. This set of numbers provides a nice opportunity to assess the sta ...
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Trade Winds
Trade Winds
3 Mar 2017
Tim Quinn
This week’s readings provide views and analysis on the global economy.
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Trade Winds
Trade Winds
24 Feb 2017
Tim Quinn
This week’s readings consider international students satisfaction, tips on doing business in India, and market opportunities.
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Trade Winds
Trade Winds
17 Feb 2017
Divya Skene
This week’s readings touch on the stronger than expected start to 2017 for advanced economies.
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Australian Economy | Benchmark Report
Core Arguments and Facts of the 2017 Benchmark Report: Business
16 Feb 2017
Edmund Tang
With more than 25 years of uninterrupted annual economic growth, a AAA sovereign risk profile and diverse, globally competitive industries, Australia remains well placed to build on an impressive reco ...
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