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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.

Trade Winds

29 Sep 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week’s readings include a report on Australia’s regional fintech leadership (second behind China and ahead of Japan), and a description of the Agrifood technology industry - an industry attractin ...

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Australia’s AAA credit rating and its outlook remain strong

29 Sep 2017 Australian Economy Edmund Tang

The international credit agency Moody's Investors Service assessment of the Australian outlook is that the economy will extend its uninterrupted 26-year record of economic growth into the foreseeable ...

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An update on Australian businesses’ export propensity

19 Sep 2017 Australian EconomyInternational Trade Mark Thirlwell

Each year we take a look at the ABS report on the Selected Characteristics of Australian Businesses, which provides us with some numbers on the share of Australian firms that sell overseas.

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Trade Winds

19 Sep 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week’s readings include research from Navitas on global edutech, and analysis from the Brookings Institute on global private spending on health R&D.

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Trade Winds

11 Sep 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week’s readings focus on growth challenges for mid-size businesses, and the impact of technological change in developing Australia’s business services sector.

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Overseas investment of Australian companies

4 Sep 2017 International Investment Edmund Tang

Investing overseas can help Australian multi-national companies remain competitive and innovative in a rapidly changing international trade and investment environment.

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Trade Winds

29 Aug 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week’s readings include a financial year assessment of Australia’s tourism exports, and a CSIRO blog on the future of food exports.

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