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Benchmark Report
Core Arguments and Facts of the 2017 Benchmark Report: Innovation
10 Mar 2017Edmund 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 | 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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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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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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Core arguments and facts of the 2017 Benchmark Report: Industry
31 Jan 2017
Edmund Tang
Following my previous post, where I discussed the topic of growth, I want to look in more detail at another key strength of Australia highlighted in the Benchmark Report – industry.
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Core arguments and facts of the 2017 Benchmark Report: Growth
30 Jan 2017
Edmund Tang
Following my previous post where I introduced the 2017 Benchmark Report (BMR), I want to look in a bit more detail at some of the core arguments and facts of the BMR.
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Benchmark Report
Introducing the new 2017 Benchmark Report
16 Jan 2017
Edmund Tang
The 2017 Benchmark Report (BMR) was released today by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).
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Australian Economy | FDI | International Investment | Benchmark Report
Australia has the Third Largest Pension Fund Assets in the World
6 Jul 2016
Edmund Tang
Australia’s pension fund assets rose to 118 per cent of the nominal GDP in 2015, up from 78 per cent a decade ago. The ratio was the fourth highest among the 58 major pension markets in the OECD surv ...
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Australian Economy | Benchmark Report | GDP
2015 GDP growth rate of 2.5 per cent confirms the resilience of our economy
15 Jun 2016
Edmund Tang
Following a 2.7 per cent increase in 2014, Australia’s real GDP grew by 2.5 per cent in the calendar year 2015, according to the latest national accounts figures released by the Australian Bureau of S ...
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Australian Economy | Chinese Economy | FDI | Japanese Economy | International Investment | Korean Economy | Benchmark Report | Indian economy
The 2016 Foreign Direct investment (FDI) Confidence Index
17 May 2016
Edmund Tang
FDI confidence in Australia has improved, with our global ranking rising three spots to seven out of 25 economies (after falling to ten last year), according to the A.T. Kearney’s 2016 survey.
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