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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.

Contacts are most valued by firms seeking to become internationally active

22 Dec 2017 AIBS 2017 Divya Skene

When we reached out to internationally-active firms to ask them to complete the AIBS 2017 survey, we also interacted with 127 firms that were not internationally-active.

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Internationally-active businesses are Asia-capable

21 Dec 2017 AIBS 2017 Divya Skene

The debate on Australia’s Asia capability doesn't seem to have moved very far, even when other areas of Australia's engagement with Asia have transformed significantly.

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Exploring firm responses to the question of FTA benefits

21 Dec 2017 AIBS 2017 Divya Skene

Generally, broad industry surveys asking about the benefit of FTAs target a wider range of firms than those that actually use FTAs - so findings often do not accurately measure FTA utilisation.

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A closer look at services exports to FTA markets

21 Dec 2017 AIBS 2017 Divya Skene

One of the features of this year's AIBS survey is the information we've collected on services exports to FTA markets.

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Export activity in FTA markets

20 Dec 2017 AIBS 2017 Divya Skene

This year the AIBS survey asked respondents about their export activities across the 16 markets with which Australia had a free trade agreement (FTA) in operation.

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Born Global firms - a growing feature of Australia’s internationally active business community

19 Dec 2017 AIBS 2017 Divya Skene

This year we investigated the profile of AIBS respondents with regards to when they were established, and when they started earning international revenue. Combining these two pieces of information al ...

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Australia’s economic outlook remains strong relative to OECD peers

14 Dec 2017 Australian EconomyGDPOECD Edmund Tang

The Australian economy continues to grow at a solid pace, according to the latest OECD Economic forecast summary (November 2017).

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The diverse international activities of Australian businesses

12 Dec 2017 AIBS 2017 Divya Skene

One of the features of Australia's International Business Survey (AIBS) - now in its fourth year - is that the survey provides an overview of a wide range of international activities of Australian fir ...

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A close look at AIBS respondents

12 Dec 2017 AIBS 2017 Divya Skene

The AIBS series of surveys seeks to understand more about our internationally-active firms and this blog on the 2017 survey introduces the majority of our respondents – 941 internationally active comp ...

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