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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.

Emerging high-tech solutions are key to our economic recovery

30 Nov 2020 Ashley Brosnan

Those who focus on R&D are best placed to launch out of a crisis. Australia shouldn’t be complacent and be left behind in the race.

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Australia’s response to 5 global megatrends

17 Nov 2020 Ashley Brosnan

We all know #COVID19 has had far reaching health, social and economic impacts. Business as usual has changed, bringing with it a new normal for #trade and #investment.

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Three reasons why Australia is a magnet for investors

28 Oct 2020 International Investment Edmund Tang

Australia’s share of total global investment keeps rising – and has just hit 3.2 per cent according to UN data. Australia now attracts roughly A$50 billion per year of global, investment-hungry cash. ...

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Global ties encourage vital foreign investment

9 Oct 2020 FDI Edmund Tang

we look at where Australia’s foreign direct investment (FDI) comes from and the impact it has on some of our most valuable export industries.

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FTAs and A$892 billion in global trade boost Australia’s resilience

9 Oct 2020 Australian Economy Benchmark Report Edmund Tang

The start of 2020 has brought huge challenges for Australia, with natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic impacting trade and travel. But the strength and dynamism of Australia’s economy gives us ...

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Australian services exports – the complete picture

2 Oct 2020 Divya Skene

The global health crisis has heavily impacted Australia’s services exports, but there are important areas of strength to build upon.

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Innovation & skills: how Australia’s workforce stacks up in a global economy

25 Sep 2020 Edmund Tang

Australia’s workforce has two priceless assets – great skills and an urge to innovate. This year’s Benchmark Report provides the evidence. It shows how Australia stacks up globally in terms of scienti ...

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Partaking in regional prosperity requires investment

14 Sep 2020 Divya Skene

This week, long-awaited data on Australia’s international economic footprint was released. Australian Foreign Affiliates Trade 2018-19 details the location and economic characteristics of majority Au ...

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Australia’s ‘Big Five’: the dynamic industries that power trade & investment

11 Sep 2020 Edmund Tang

This blog examines five, world-leading Australian industries: our energy and resources sector; agriculture and premium food; international tourism; international education; and lastly our financial ma ...

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Companies will need to lead on online retail sales in Asia

4 Sep 2020 International Trade Divya Skene

The COVID 2019 pandemic has accelerated digital disruption in the global retail sector. Customers across the world responded to the pandemic by avoiding crowded shopping precincts and observing lockdo ...

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