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Economic analysis
Trade Winds
22 Jul 2016
This week’s readings include new IMF forecasts for world growth (a modest downgrade to 3.1 per cent).
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Success stories
Driving success in road safety management
21 Jul 2016
With one of the highest road fatality rates in the world estimated at more than 200,000 deaths per year, road safety is a major problem in India.
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Australia Unlimited feature
From surfboards to sustainable houses for communities in need
21 Jul 2016
From surfboards to sustainable shelters, Nev Hyman’s latest startup is providing safe, affordable housing to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
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Economic analysis
Australia’s Unlicensed Software Use Rate is Among the Lowest
21 Jul 2016
Australia has one of the lowest unlicensed software rates in the world, according to the 2016 Global Software Survey, Seizing Opportunity Through License Compliance, from BSA|The Software Alliance.
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Economic analysis
Latest IMF forecasts for world trade and growth
21 Jul 2016
The IMF has released the latest version of its forecasts for the global economy. The July 2016 World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update sees the Fund take into account the impact of last month’s UK vote t ...
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Latest from Austrade
Inaugural health mission to Vietnam explores business opportunities
19 Jul 2016
The first medical science and health services mission to Vietnam will showcase Australian capabilities and forge partnerships with the country’s growing health and medical sectors from 18-22 July.
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Economic analysis
Trade Winds
15 Jul 2016
This week’s readings discuss how a recent plateau in global trade may influence the way we undertake trade and investment.
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Australia Unlimited feature
Road to Rio: Australian app helps Olympic visitors get around Rio
14 Jul 2016
Claus von Hessberg is driven by a vision of a greener transport future. His company SkedGo develops innovative transport apps such as RioGo - specifically designed for visitors attending the 2016 Rio ...
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Investor Update
ANU collaborates with Microsoft to improve data centre efficiency
13 Jul 2016
Computer scientists from Microsoft and the Australian National University (ANU) have developed a modification for computer operating systems that could make large data centres 25 per cent more energy ...
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Investor Update
Australian medtech companies awarded BARDA funding
12 Jul 2016
A number of Australian wound-healing companies have recently gained funding from the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), proving the international competitiveness of the ...
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Economic analysis
Trade Winds
8 Jul 2016
This week’s links include discussions on the global manufacturing sector, and revised ten-year forecasts for agricultural commodities.
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Education news
Education Market Profile - Spain
8 Jul 2016
A highly mobile student population in search of global employment opportunities is showing a strong presence in ELICOS and growing interest in VET.
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Investor Update
Mead Johnson Nutrition partners with Australian dairy giant
8 Jul 2016
Leading global paediatric nutrition company, Mead Johnson Nutrition, has entered into a framework agreement to establish a strategic dairy supply alliance with Murray Goulburn.
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Economic analysis
Australia-UK: Exports and FDI after the Brexit vote
7 Jul 2016
What are the implications of the 23 June 2016 vote for Brexit for Australian exports to the UK and for bilateral foreign direct investment (FDI) flows?
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Investor Update
NEC Corporation invests in cyber security centre in Adelaide
7 Jul 2016
Japan’s NEC Corporation, together with its subsidiary NEC Australia, have announced plans to establish a A$4.38 million Global Security Intel Centre in Adelaide, Australia, to address growing demand f ...
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Latest from Austrade
Australian tech firm secures success in Singapore
6 Jul 2016
Asia’s leading info-communications and technology event, CommunicAsia2016, has been a springboard for helping Australian companies secure deals in Singapore.
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Economic analysis
Australia has the Third Largest Pension Fund Assets in the World
6 Jul 2016
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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Investor Update
Western Distributor project attracts international investors
6 Jul 2016
Three international consortiums have been shortlisted to bid on Melbourne’s A$5.5 billion Western Distributor project.
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Latest from Austrade
Myanmar’s expanding food palate creates opportunities for Australia
5 Jul 2016
Increasing demand for premium food, an influx of western restaurants and the rapid expansion of the tourism industry is creating growing opportunities for Australia’s food and beverage exporters.
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Economic analysis
FDI inflows, resources and the commodity cycle
5 Jul 2016
Along with FDI trends elsewhere in the world economy, that decline in our relative position reflected a drop in the US dollar value of FDI inflows, which have slid from US$57 billion in 2013 to US$39. ...
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