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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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Trade Winds
Trade Winds
21 Nov 2017Divya Skene
This week the RBA has published its latest thinking on future economic growth, the international economy and Australia-China trade and investment.
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Trade Winds
Trade Winds
14 Nov 2017
Divya Skene
This week’s readings focus on US economic engagement in Asia, and a new report measuring the impact of trade liberalisation on Australian jobs and real incomes.
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Trade Winds
Trade Winds
6 Nov 2017
Divya Skene
This week’s reading focus on China’s 19th National Congress and the potential economic impact for Australia and the world. Readings also cover international tax trends and their impact on foreign inv ...
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Trade Winds
Trade Winds
30 Oct 2017
Divya Skene
This week’s articles focus on microeconomic reform and innovation at home, and ASEAN opportunities abroad.
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Trade Winds
Trade Winds
23 Oct 2017
Divya Skene
This week’s links introduce a trade podcast from the Petersen Institute, and a summary of academic research on key challenges facing advanced economies.
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Trade Winds
Trade Winds
16 Oct 2017
Divya Skene
This month, the IMF upgraded forecasts for global growth to 3.6 per cent in 2017 and 3.7 per cent in 2018. This week’s articles continue to focus on the future of trade, including the impact of techn ...
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Trade Winds
Trade Winds
5 Oct 2017
Divya Skene
This week’s readings include the 2017 Global Competitiveness Index (Australia is ranked 21st) and a report comparing entrepreneurship across OECD countries.
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Trade Winds
Trade Winds
29 Sep 2017
Divya Skene
This week’s readings include a report on Australia’s regional fintech leadership (second behind China and ahead of Japan), and a description of the Agrifood technology industry - an industry attractin ...
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Australian Economy
Australia’s AAA credit rating and its outlook remain strong
29 Sep 2017
Edmund Tang
The international credit agency Moody's Investors Service assessment of the Australian outlook is that the economy will extend its uninterrupted 26-year record of economic growth into the foreseeable ...
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Australian Economy | International Trade | International Investment
Funding Australia’s current account deficit
21 Sep 2017
Mark Thirlwell
The current account deficit for 2016-17 dropped to just $29.5 billion, down from more than $74 billion in FY 2016.
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