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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.

AIBS 2017: A new survey of Australia’s internationally-active businesses

12 Dec 2017 AIBS 2017 Mark Thirlwell

A new report produced by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and based on data drawn from Australia’s International Business Survey (AIBS) series was released today.

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Australia’s Better Life Index is among the highest in OECD countries

1 Dec 2017 Edmund Tang

Australia performs well in many indicators of well-being relative to most other OECD countries in the Better Life Index, an Index constructed by the OECD to compare well-being across countries that dr ...

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Ease of doing business in Australia remains strong

23 Nov 2017 Australian Economy Edmund Tang

Australia remains one of the world’s easiest places to do business according to a recent survey, Doing Business 2018 conducted by the World Bank. Overall, Australia improved one place to rank in the ...

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Trade Winds

21 Nov 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week the RBA has published its latest thinking on future economic growth, the international economy and Australia-China trade and investment.

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Trade Winds

14 Nov 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week’s readings focus on US economic engagement in Asia, and a new report measuring the impact of trade liberalisation on Australian jobs and real incomes.

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Trade Winds

6 Nov 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week’s reading focus on China’s 19th National Congress and the potential economic impact for Australia and the world. Readings also cover international tax trends and their impact on foreign inv ...

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Trade Winds

30 Oct 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week’s articles focus on microeconomic reform and innovation at home, and ASEAN opportunities abroad.

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Trade Winds

23 Oct 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week’s links introduce a trade podcast from the Petersen Institute, and a summary of academic research on key challenges facing advanced economies.

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Trade Winds

16 Oct 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This month, the IMF upgraded forecasts for global growth to 3.6 per cent in 2017 and 3.7 per cent in 2018. This week’s articles continue to focus on the future of trade, including the impact of techn ...

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Trade Winds

5 Oct 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week’s readings include the 2017 Global Competitiveness Index (Australia is ranked 21st) and a report comparing entrepreneurship across OECD countries.

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