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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.

ASEAN: here comes the neighbourhood

12 May 2017 International TradeASEAN Divya Skene

Trade data for 2015-16 shows the ASEAN region continues to be an important trading partner for Australia - greater in significance than some might expect.

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Australia’s inward FDI stock surged to almost A$800 billion in 2016

11 May 2017 FDI Edmund Tang

Australia’s inward foreign direct investment (FDI) stock reached A$796 billion in 2016, more than 60 per cent (A$306 billion) higher than 2009 levels.

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Trade Winds

5 May 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week’s readings touch on emerging trends impacting global trade and production – digitisation, robots and diaspora.

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Australia is maintaining its attraction for Chinese investors

3 May 2017 Australian EconomyInternational Investment Edmund Tang

Australia remains the second biggest recipient of Chinese overseas direct investment (ODI) globally, worth A$120 billion (about US$90 billion) of accumulated new investment since 2007, according to th ...

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Trade Winds

28 Apr 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week’s readings include a closer look at the benefits of trade and outward investment to Australia’s economy, and includes a status report on the Tourism2020 Strategy.

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Trade Winds

21 Apr 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week’s articles include IMF and RBA’s latest views on the international economy. We also take a closer look at the impact of transitioning economies on the status of ‘middle-skilled’ labour, and ...

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Trade Winds

13 Apr 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week’s readings cover trends in Australia’s capital flows, and discuss the power of networks and older entrepreneurs in contributing to prosperity.

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Australia’s funds management industry is the largest in the Asian region

13 Apr 2017 Edmund Tang

Australia’s funds management industry is the largest in the Asia-Pacific region and the sixth largest in the world, according to the survey produced by Washington-based Investment Company Institute.

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