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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
29 Apr 2016Divya Skene
This week’s readings include discussion of policies that will influence different markets’ integration into global value chains.
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Australian Economy | Chinese Economy | International Trade | International Investment
Australian exports and China’s transition
28 Apr 2016
Mark Thirlwell
One of the most discussed issues facing the current global economic outlook is the status of China’s economic transition to a new growth model and a more market-based economy, along with the consequen ...
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Australia has the highest financial literacy rate in the Asia-Pacific region
26 Apr 2016
Edmund Tang
Australia ranks number one in the region and ninth in the world in terms of financial literacy, with almost two-thirds of our adults understanding basic financial concepts, according to Standard & Poo ...
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Trade Winds
Trade Winds
22 Apr 2016
Divya Skene
This week’s readings explain why low oil prices have not led to stronger global growth, and include a link to content from the Global Food Forum.
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Australian Economy | Chinese Economy | FDI | International Investment | Benchmark Report
Australia remains the second most favoured country for China’s outbound investors
19 Apr 2016
Edmund Tang
Australia has remained the second most favoured destination in the world for Chinese outbound direct investment (ODI), according to the latest data released by the American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI ...
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Trade Winds
Trade Winds
18 Apr 2016
Divya Skene
This week’s readings include China news, innovation definitions and arguments for and against Brexit.
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Australian Economy | Diaspora
Australia’s services exports by state: Part 2 – consumer diversity
15 Apr 2016
Divya Skene
Last week, I looked at the growth rate and composition of Australia’s services exports by state.
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Australian Economy | Indian economy
Australia-India economic ties: Room to grow
15 Apr 2016
Mark Thirlwell
Last month I visited India to participate in an Australia-India Policy Forum and afterwards I also took the opportunity to visit some of the Austrade network.
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International Trade | World Economy
World economic outlook: New IMF forecasts
14 Apr 2016
Mark Thirlwell
The IMF released its latest outlook for the world economy this week.
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International Trade | World Economy
World trade: Performance and outlook
12 Apr 2016
Mark Thirlwell
The WTO and UNCTAD recently released new estimates for world trade values and volumes in 2015 along with new WTO projections for this year and 2017.
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