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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 education
Chinese education exports reach $10 billion
7 Jun 2018
Chinese education related personal travel exports reached $10 billion for the first time, an increase of $1.9 billion. Despite the percentage growth slowing from 35 per cent in 2016 to 24 per cent in ...
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International Economy | IMF
IMF: World Economy Expands Next Two Years; Growth Softens After 2020
20 Apr 2018
Edmund Tang
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in April that it expects global growth will inch up from 3.8 per cent in 2017 to 3.9 per cent in the following two years – up by 0.2 percentage points from ...
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Nepal, Mongolia and Cambodia lead growth in student visa grants, January 2018
5 Apr 2018
Amy Godfrey
The Department of Home Affairs has released January 2018 student visa grants data
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High-Growth Companies in Asia-Pacific region
4 Apr 2018
Edmund Tang
Companies from Australia, India, Japan and South Korea dominate the corporate landscape of growth companies in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the "FT1000: High-Growth Companies Asia-Pacific" sp ...
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International education
Latin America sees surge in international education
29 Mar 2018
Amy Godfrey
The Department of Education and Training has released full year international student data for 2017.
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Australian Economy | Managed Funds
Australian Pension Fund Assets Growth among the World’s Strongest
23 Mar 2018
Edmund Tang
Last year, Australia not only became the world’s fourth largest pension (locally called ‘superannuation’) market valued at US$1.9 trillion but also experienced one of the highest growth rates of pensi ...
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Australian Economy | Benchmark Report
Core arguments and facts of the 2018 Benchmark Report: Strong Foundations
9 Mar 2018
Edmund Tang
The Report is structured around five main reasons for investing in Australia and compares Australia’s credentials with other major economies across each category. In this post, I want to look in more ...
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Australian Economy | Benchmark Report
Core arguments and facts of the 2018 Benchmark Report: Global Ties
8 Mar 2018
Edmund Tang
The Report is structured around five main reasons for investing in Australia and compares Australia’s credentials with other major economies across each category. In this post, I want to look in more ...
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International Trade | Visitor Economy | Tourists
Australia’s Short-term Tourist Arrivals surged to almost nine million in 2017
28 Feb 2018
Edmund Tang
There were 8.8 million short-term (that is, involving stays of less than one year) international visitor arrivals to Australia for the year ending December 2017.
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Australian Economy | Benchmark Report
Core arguments and facts of the 2018 Benchmark Report: Innovation and Skills
21 Feb 2018
Edmund Tang
The Report is structured around five main reasons for investing in Australia and compares Australia’s credentials with other major economies across each category. In this post, I want to look in more ...
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