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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.

Diversification: How Australia’s global trade gives us strength in challenging times

17 May 2021 International Trade Benchmark Report Edmund Tang

Australia has much to lose from the trade disruption caused by COVID-19. Our economy is highly dependent on international trade. So far, however, we are doing well. Most of our principal goods-export ...

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Innovation and skills: How Australia stacks up in the global economy

27 Apr 2021 Benchmark Report Edmund Tang

Australia’s innovation and skills is one of the five major reasons for investing in Australia, according to Austrade’s Why Australia Benchmark Report 2021 (BMR).

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The 3 industries behind Australia’s Covid resilience

9 Apr 2021 Australian Economy World Economy Edmund Tang

Australia is a world leader in three major industries that have helped to keep our economy strong over the past 12 months – compared to other advanced economies

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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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