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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.

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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Australia’s ‘Big Five’: the dynamic industries that power trade & investment

11 Sep 2020 Edmund Tang

This blog examines five, world-leading Australian industries: our energy and resources sector; agriculture and premium food; international tourism; international education; and lastly our financial ma ...

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Companies will need to lead on online retail sales in Asia

4 Sep 2020 International Trade Divya Skene

The COVID 2019 pandemic has accelerated digital disruption in the global retail sector. Customers across the world responded to the pandemic by avoiding crowded shopping precincts and observing lockdo ...

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Resilience underpins Australia’s rock-steady investment credentials

2 Sep 2020 Edmund Tang

Austrade’s Benchmark Report 2020 suggests four major reasons why Australia is a safe, low-risk place to invest in and do business. Each of these reasons is supported by charts and graphs that benchmar ...

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Benchmark Report 2020: Why Australia is a compelling investment destination

28 Aug 2020 FDI Benchmark Report

Austrade has released its Why Australia Benchmark Report 2020 (BMR). Now in its 20th year, the report provides a wide range of economic and financial data that demonstrates why there is no better part ...

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Australia a top 10 foreign investment target, UNCTAD report shows

16 Jul 2020 FDI Edmund Tang

Australia was one of the top 10 global destinations for foreign direct investment (FDI) from 2017–2019, according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) World Investment Report 2020.

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Australia’s competitiveness in the Asia Pacific region

8 Jul 2020 Edmund Tang

Australia’s competitiveness – a key metric for international investors – remains stable, according to an annual survey compiled by the Institute for Management Development (IMD). Based in Switzerland, ...

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Latest IMF forecast shows Australia weathering the COVID storm

30 Jun 2020 Edmund Tang

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Australia’s GDP will perform better in 2020 than was feared just two months ago.

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New global rankings increase investor appeal of Australia’s lifestyle cities

22 Jun 2020 Edmund Tang

The cost of living for expatriates has fallen sharply in Australia's largest cities, according to Mercer's 2020 Cost of Living Survey.

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Australia’s inward investment tops A$1 trillion

14 May 2020 Edmund Tang

Despite the dislocation in world trade caused by pandemic lockdowns, Australia’s record on attracting investment helps keep our economy on strong foundations.

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