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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.

Three reasons why Australia is a magnet for investors

28 Oct 2020 International Investment Edmund Tang

Australia’s share of total global investment keeps rising – and has just hit 3.2 per cent according to UN data. Australia now attracts roughly A$50 billion per year of global, investment-hungry cash. ...

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Global ties encourage vital foreign investment

9 Oct 2020 FDI Edmund Tang

we look at where Australia’s foreign direct investment (FDI) comes from and the impact it has on some of our most valuable export industries.

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FTAs and A$892 billion in global trade boost Australia’s resilience

9 Oct 2020 Australian Economy Benchmark Report Edmund Tang

The start of 2020 has brought huge challenges for Australia, with natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic impacting trade and travel. But the strength and dynamism of Australia’s economy gives us ...

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Australian services exports – the complete picture

2 Oct 2020 Divya Skene

The global health crisis has heavily impacted Australia’s services exports, but there are important areas of strength to build upon.

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Innovation & skills: how Australia’s workforce stacks up in a global economy

25 Sep 2020 Edmund Tang

Australia’s workforce has two priceless assets – great skills and an urge to innovate. This year’s Benchmark Report provides the evidence. It shows how Australia stacks up globally in terms of scienti ...

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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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