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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 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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Sound fundamentals: Australia now home to world’s 4th largest pension assets

14 Apr 2020 Australian Economy Edmund Tang

In one key area, Australia entered the current period of uncertainty comparatively stronger than virtually all other developed economies – savings.

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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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