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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.

Australia’s pension funds shine in 2021 global rankings

26 Feb 2021 Edmund Tang

Last year, the value of pension funds in Australia ranked as the fifth largest in the world. Locally called superannuation, the pension fund market was valued at US$2.3 trillion, according to the Will ...

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The importance of R&D to help Australian businesses escape an economic slump

14 Dec 2020 Ashley Brosnan

Those who focus on Research and development (R&D) are best placed to launch out of a crisis In a report released today by Austrade and CSIRO’s Data61 Trade and Investment Megatrends is a strategic fo ...

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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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