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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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Trade Winds
Trade Winds
17 Feb 2017Divya 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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International Trade | Visitor Economy | ASEAN
Modern business services exports to ASEAN may be greater than you think
16 Feb 2017
Divya Skene
Modern business services is a term that encompasses a range of professional services such as Financial Services, Insurance and Pension Services, Telecommunications, Computer and Information Services a ...
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Australian Economy | International Trade
Australian exporter behaviour and business performance
16 Feb 2017
Mark Thirlwell
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science recently released the latest edition of the annual Australian Industry Report. While the whole report is well worth a look, Chapter Five, which focus ...
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Australian Economy | Managed Funds
Australia’s US$1.6 trillion pension (superannuation) system is the fourth largest in the world
15 Feb 2017
Edmund Tang
Last year, Australia not only became the world’s fourth largest pension (locally called ‘superannuation’) market valued at US$1.6 trillion but also experienced one of the highest growth rates of pensi ...
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Trade Winds
Trade Winds
10 Feb 2017
Divya Skene
We start the year with a look back at Australia’s response to a changing international trading environment.
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Benchmark Report
Core arguments and facts of the 2017 Benchmark Report: Location
8 Feb 2017
Edmund Tang
Following my previous post, where I discussed the topic of talent, I want to look in more detail at another key strength of Australia highlighted in the Benchmark Report – location.
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Australian Economy | International Investment
FDI in 2016: Weak global flows but a strong Australian performance
7 Feb 2017
Mark Thirlwell
UNCTAD have released their preliminary estimates for global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows in 2016. The numbers show that total flows dropped by 13 per cent last year, falling from US$1.75 tri ...
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Benchmark Report
Core arguments and facts of the 2017 Benchmark Report: Talent
6 Feb 2017
Edmund Tang
Following my previous post, where I discussed the topic of industry, I want to look in more detail at another key strength of Australia highlighted in the Benchmark Report – talent.
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Trade Winds
Trade Winds
3 Feb 2017
Divya Skene
We start the year with a look back at Australia’s response to a changing international trading environment.
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