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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 economic freedom moves up a notch, says US think tank

25 Mar 2020 Australian Economy Edmund Tang

According to The Heritage Foundation (Heritage), a US research institution, Australia now ranks fourth in terms of how free its economy is, compared to 180 other countries.

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Australia - A solid trade performance

16 Mar 2020 Edmund Tang

Against the backdrop of a challenging global economic environment, Australia’s trade recorded strong growth in the financial year (FY) 2018–19 according to the latest data release by the Department of ...

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The fast-paced world of services trade

30 Jan 2020 Divya Skene

If you’ve booked a trip overseas; welcomed foreign visitors; gained exposure to foreign financial markets through your super fund; designed an innovation incorporating a foreign patent; encouraged you ...

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Global economy forecast to grow in 2020 – but at a slower pace

29 Jan 2020 World Economy Edmund Tang

In its latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is projecting the world economy will strengthen in 2020, albeit at a slightly slower pace than previously anticipated. ...

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Doing business in Australia is easier

4 Nov 2019 Australian Economy Edmund Tang

Australia remains one of the world’s easiest places to do business, according to a recent World Bank survey, Doing Business 2020.

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Global growth to slow in 2019 and rebound in 2020

1 Nov 2019 World Economy Edmund Tang

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) World Economic Outlook (WEO) October 2019 is now projecting that the global economy will likely grow at 3.0% in 2019, down 0.3 percentage points (pp) from its ...

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Getting inside the thinking of Australia’s exporters

29 Oct 2019 AIBS 2019 Heather Cotching

Australia’s International Business Survey 2019 provides new insights into what Australia’s exporters are thinking, which markets are appealing, and signals trade tensions are beginning to dent confide ...

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Bridging the regional tourism divide

22 Oct 2019 Australian Economy Tourists Nathan Davis

Warm beaches, crystal waters and world-class surf – Australia’s coasts have it all. It should come as no surprise, then, that our coastal regions are among the most visited in regional Australia.

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