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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.

India primed for growth as Australia links deepen

26 Mar 2021 Ashley Brosnan

No longer just ‘rising’, India is now a significant and influential global player. India has recorded strong economic growth over the past 4 decades to become world’s third largest economy in terms of ...

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A resilient economy that outperforms in global rankings

25 Mar 2021 Benchmark Report Edmund Tang

Austrade’s Benchmark Report 2021 puts forth five major reasons why Australia is a safe, low-risk destination to invest and do business. Let’s examine the first reason: its resilient economy.

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Australia: Primed for investment and trade

19 Mar 2021 Edmund Tang

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) has released its Why Australia Benchmark Report 2021

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Australia’s pension funds shine in 2021 global rankings

26 Feb 2021 Edmund Tang

Last year, the value of pension funds in Australia ranked as the fifth largest in the world. Locally called superannuation, the pension fund market was valued at US$2.3 trillion, according to the Will ...

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The importance of R&D to help Australian businesses escape an economic slump

14 Dec 2020 Ashley Brosnan

Those who focus on Research and development (R&D) are best placed to launch out of a crisis In a report released today by Austrade and CSIRO’s Data61 Trade and Investment Megatrends is a strategic fo ...

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Emerging high-tech solutions are key to our economic recovery

30 Nov 2020 Ashley Brosnan

Those who focus on R&D are best placed to launch out of a crisis. Australia shouldn’t be complacent and be left behind in the race.

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Australia’s response to 5 global megatrends

17 Nov 2020 Ashley Brosnan

We all know #COVID19 has had far reaching health, social and economic impacts. Business as usual has changed, bringing with it a new normal for #trade and #investment.

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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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