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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.

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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Why Australia is the benchmark for trade and investment

8 Apr 2019 Australian Economy

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 Australian Economy Edmund Tang

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 tourist arrivals exceed 9 million in 2018

27 Feb 2019 Tourists Edmund Tang

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 Australian Economy Edmund Tang

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 Australian Economy Edmund Tang

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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