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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.

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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FDI inflows to Australia buck global trends

30 Jan 2019 FDI Edmund Tang

Australia attracted US$62 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in 2018, an increase of almost 40% on 2017. This strong performance ensured Australia maintains its ranking as a global top ...

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Emerging and Developing Asia bright spots in a global adjustment

23 Jan 2019 World EconomyIMF Edmund Tang

IMF’s most recent WEO Update is projecting the world economy will likely grow at 3.5% in 2019 and 3.6% in 2020, 0.2 and 0.1 percentage points respectively below 2018 projections

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Latin American consumers support growing business engagement

23 Oct 2018 AIBS 2018 Divya Skene

This year’s AIBS survey focussed on a part of the world that is increasingly attractive to our services export earners, Latin America.

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The role of trading technology in Australia’s international business activity

16 Oct 2018 AIBS 2018 Divya Skene

AIBS respondents are experienced exporters, but we have found in two separate surveys that around half of our respondents do not engage in e-commerce.

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