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The key attributes that make Australia a global investment hot spot

5 Jun 2019 Economic analysis

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 Economic analysis

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 Economic analysis

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 Economic analysis

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 Economic analysis

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 Economic analysis

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 Economic analysis

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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Why Australia is the benchmark for trade and investment

8 Apr 2019 Economic analysis

Australia’s economic resilience, globally competitive industries, enterprising workforce, global ties and sound governance are spotlighted in Austrade’s latest Why Australia Benchmark Report 2019.

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Australia on course to celebrate 30 years of growth, says Oxford Economics

5 Apr 2019 Economic analysis

Australia's economy will remain solid thanks to sound policy, labour mobility and good luck, says UK-based researchers, Oxford Economics.

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Australia’s trade and investment linked to Asia’s powerhouse economies

13 Mar 2019 Economic analysis

Australia’s economic growth will remain solid over the next five years, according to the latest International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) World Economic Outlook.

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Australia’s tourist arrivals exceed 9 million in 2018

27 Feb 2019 Economic analysis

Australia attracted 9.3 million short-term international visitors in the year ending December 2018, according to data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The tourist arrivals – which inv ...

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Australia has the Fourth Largest Pension Fund Assets in the World

22 Feb 2019 Economic analysis

Last year, Australia remained the world’s fourth largest pension (locally called ‘superannuation’) market valued at US$1.9 trillion and also experienced the highest growth rate of pension fund assets ...

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Australia - a resilient trade performance

8 Feb 2019 Economic analysis

Against the backdrop of a challenging global economic environment, Australia’s trade recorded strong growth in the financial year (FY) 2017–18 according to the latest data release by the Department of ...

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FDI inflows to Australia buck global trends

30 Jan 2019 Economic analysis

Australia attracted US$62 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in 2018, an increase of almost 40% on 2017. This strong performance ensured Australia maintains its ranking as a global top ...

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Emerging and Developing Asia bright spots in a global adjustment

23 Jan 2019 Economic analysis

IMF’s most recent WEO Update is projecting the world economy will likely grow at 3.5% in 2019 and 3.6% in 2020, 0.2 and 0.1 percentage points respectively below 2018 projections

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Latin American consumers support growing business engagement

23 Oct 2018 Economic analysis

This year’s AIBS survey focussed on a part of the world that is increasingly attractive to our services export earners, Latin America.

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The role of trading technology in Australia’s international business activity

16 Oct 2018 Economic analysis

AIBS respondents are experienced exporters, but we have found in two separate surveys that around half of our respondents do not engage in e-commerce.

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Australia’s internationally active businesses well positioned for an integrated ASEAN

8 Oct 2018 Economic analysis

One of the main themes picked up by the AIBS platform is the importance of ASEAN to Australia’s internationally-active businesses.

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SME international experience shaped by United States and China

5 Oct 2018 Economic analysis

In recent years, a debate around international trade and investment has focused on which of our largest economic partners is the most important to Australia. Two countries put forward regularly in th ...

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Australia's International Business Survey 2018

4 Oct 2018 Economic analysis

Australia’s International Business Survey 2018 is the fifth in a series of studies of Australia's international business activity.

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