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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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International Investment
Trade Winds
26 Feb 2016Divya Skene
This week’s readings provide a local and global perspective on international innovation, and include a closer look at trends in foreign investment.
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FDI | Benchmark Report
Core Arguments and Facts of the 2016 Benchmark Report: Location
25 Feb 2016
Edmund Tang
Another key strength of Australia highlighted in Austrade’s 2016 Benchmark Report - location.
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International Investment | Diaspora
Australian diversity and export growth
23 Feb 2016
Divya Skene
Recent research in the United Kingdom and United States also reveals significant links between multilingual/ethnic communities, and export and international business collaboration.
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Benchmark Report
Core Arguments and Facts of the 2016 Benchmark Report: Innovation
22 Feb 2016
Edmund Tang
Innovation is one of the five major reasons for investing in Australia underlined in Austrade’s 2016 Benchmark Report.
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Trade Winds
Trade Winds
19 Feb 2016
Divya Skene
This week’s readings look at economic benefits to Australia from growing tourism and education exports, and important market developments for companies undertaking international business with India.
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Australian Economy | International Investment
Growing interest in Australia by overseas venture capital and private equity investors
19 Feb 2016
Tim Quinn
The Australian Bureau of Statistics recently released the results from its survey Venture Capital and Later Stage Private Equity, Australia, 2014-15.
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Australian Economy | International Trade
Tracking changes in Australia’s export intensity
19 Feb 2016
Mark Thirlwell
Our own overall export intensity – how does it compare to that of other countries, and how has it changed over time?
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Benchmark Report
Core Arguments and Facts of the 2016 Benchmark Report: Talent
17 Feb 2016
Talent is one of the five major reasons for investing in Australia highlighted in Austrade’s 2016 Benchmark Report.
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Australian Economy | International Trade
A look at the ‘intensity’ of Australia’s trading relationships
17 Feb 2016
Mark Thirlwell
One way to benchmark the depth of Australia’s trading relationships with other markets is to compare how much we trade with that partner relative to how much the world as a whole trades with the same ...
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Benchmark Report | Managed Funds
Core Arguments and Facts of the 2016 Benchmark Report: Growth
15 Feb 2016
Edmund Tang
The Benchmark Report is structured around five key reasons for investing in Australia – Growth, Innovation, Talent, Location and Business – and compares Australia’s credentials with other economies ac ...
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