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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.

Latest IMF forecast shows Australia weathering the COVID storm

30 Jun 2020 Edmund Tang

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Australia’s GDP will perform better in 2020 than was feared just two months ago.

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New global rankings increase investor appeal of Australia’s lifestyle cities

22 Jun 2020 Edmund Tang

The cost of living for expatriates has fallen sharply in Australia's largest cities, according to Mercer's 2020 Cost of Living Survey.

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Australia’s inward investment tops A$1 trillion

14 May 2020 Edmund Tang

Despite the dislocation in world trade caused by pandemic lockdowns, Australia’s record on attracting investment helps keep our economy on strong foundations.

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Sound fundamentals: Australia now home to world’s 4th largest pension assets

14 Apr 2020 Australian Economy Edmund Tang

In one key area, Australia entered the current period of uncertainty comparatively stronger than virtually all other developed economies – savings.

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Australia's economic freedom moves up a notch, says US think tank

25 Mar 2020 Australian Economy Edmund Tang

According to The Heritage Foundation (Heritage), a US research institution, Australia now ranks fourth in terms of how free its economy is, compared to 180 other countries.

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Australia - A solid trade performance

16 Mar 2020 Edmund Tang

Against the backdrop of a challenging global economic environment, Australia’s trade recorded strong growth in the financial year (FY) 2018–19 according to the latest data release by the Department of ...

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The fast-paced world of services trade

30 Jan 2020 Divya Skene

If you’ve booked a trip overseas; welcomed foreign visitors; gained exposure to foreign financial markets through your super fund; designed an innovation incorporating a foreign patent; encouraged you ...

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Global economy forecast to grow in 2020 – but at a slower pace

29 Jan 2020 World Economy Edmund Tang

In its latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is projecting the world economy will strengthen in 2020, albeit at a slightly slower pace than previously anticipated. ...

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Doing business in Australia is easier

4 Nov 2019 Australian Economy Edmund Tang

Australia remains one of the world’s easiest places to do business, according to a recent World Bank survey, Doing Business 2020.

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