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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 shines as Asia-Pacific’s low-risk economy

24 Jul 2019 Australian Economy Edmund Tang

The Australian economy faces fewer risks than almost all other major advanced economies, according to Oxford Economics.

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International tourism: why growth is good but yield is gold

19 Jul 2019 Australian Economy Tourists

For a long time tourism operators have been buoyed by the industry’s impressive economic performance. At face value, results from Tourism Research Australia’s latest International Visitor Survey bring ...

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AANZFTA: Where Australia’s history and geography meet

17 Jul 2019 Divya Skene

This year marks the 10th birthday of the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA).

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The key attributes that make Australia a global investment hot spot

5 Jun 2019 Australian Economy International Investment

I recently reported on Australia’s excellent record for attracting investment from overseas. But what keeps the money coming?

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How Australia’s openness to trade and investment is driving our prosperity: Part II

28 May 2019 International Trade Edmund Tang

Part II of this blog I 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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How Australia’s openness to trade and investment is driving our prosperity: Part I

27 May 2019 International Trade Edmund Tang

With an enviable AAA sovereign risk profile, low political risk, and a strategic position that links East and West, Australia is a thriving hub for international commerce.

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Global investors stay keen as Australia’s FDI stock reaches A$970 billion

14 May 2019 FDI Edmund Tang

Overseas investment in Australia grew by 9.5% in 2018 according to the latest report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australia’s stock of foreign direct investment (FDI) is now worth A$968 b ...

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Global benchmarking shows innovation & skills power Australian prosperity

2 May 2019 Australian Economy Edmund Tang

Australians’ prowess in two key areas – innovation and skills – continue to underpin the country’s strong investment track record, according the latest edition of the Why Australia Benchmark Report 20 ...

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Australia’s dynamic industries drives trade and investment

16 Apr 2019 Australian Economy Edmund Tang

Australia’s robust economy is testament to the country’s dynamic industries, which are supplying high-quality, in-demand products and services to the world.

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Robust economy underpins Australia's growth

11 Apr 2019 Australian Economy Edmund Tang

Austrade’s Benchmark Report 2019 puts forth five major reasons why Australia is a safe, low-risk destination to invest and do business. Let’s examine the first reason: its robust economy.

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