Trade Winds

20 Mar 2017


  • Divya Skene
  • Trade Winds

This week’s readings highlight the important role of economic policies across diverse markets.

  • Australia’s capacity for economic reinvention through peaks and troughs has helped it record 25 years* of growth. (The Economist)

  • Ahead of the G20 meeting, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde acknowledges the global economy is strengthening - but adds there has rarely been a period when policy choices have mattered more for what comes next. (IMF Blog)

  • Indian PM Modi campaigned successfully for his party’s election win in Uttar Pradesh – India’s largest state, with a population larger than Brazil. With greater state support, the national government is expected to better push for economic reform.

  • Vietnamese decision-makers are focussed on improving quality in order to avoid the middle-income trap. Business Envoy focuses on modern Vietnam in its March edition.

  • East Asia Forum lists challenges and opportunities from a trade agreement between Indonesia and Australia.

  • The March edition of Efic’s Export Monitor focuses on Australia’s agricultural exports.

  • The most recent International Visitor Survey shows spending by international visitors to Australia grew more than 35 per cent over the last three years.

*Readers of the Austrade Economics blog will be aware Australia is now in its 26th consecutive year of growth.