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Funding Australia’s current account deficit
21 Sep 2017
The current account deficit for 2016-17 dropped to just $29.5 billion, down from more than $74 billion in FY 2016.
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E-commerce and Australian business
20 Sep 2017
While Australian businesses are taking advantage of the digital economy, the rate of adoption is perhaps not yet as widespread as might be assumed based purely on some of the breathless talk about the ...
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An update on Australian businesses’ export propensity
19 Sep 2017
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
11 Sep 2017
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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Trade Winds
5 Sep 2017
This week’s readings focus on artificial intelligence, blockchain, edutech and cryptocurrencies.
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Overseas investment of Australian companies
4 Sep 2017
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
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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Tourism success: Inbound tourist number exceeded 8.5 million in 2016-17 and expenditure reached A$40 billion
23 Aug 2017
There were 8.5 million short-term international visitor arrivals to Australia for the year ending June 2017.
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Trade Winds
21 Aug 2017
This week two reports were released highlighting the benefits of inward investment from two large investment sources – US and China. The list of readings also includes a summary of Asialink’s latest ...
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Trade Winds
14 Aug 2017
This week’s readings focus on policies to lift Australian productivity, and maintain regional leadership as a digital nation.
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Trade Winds
7 Aug 2017
This week the Reserve Bank focused on a recent uptick in global goods trade, and Efic outlines the latest developments in world risk.
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Trade Winds
31 Jul 2017
This week’s readings include a closer look at infrastructure needs around the world, through country assessments just released by the Global Infrastructure Hub and estimates for new airport projects r ...
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Trade Winds
21 Jul 2017
This week’s readings begin with the concept of soft power, its measurement and its impact on international business and foreign policy.
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Trade Winds
20 Jul 2017
This week’s articles provide an update on the state of G20 trade, and present views on economic reform in India.
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Trade Winds
10 Jul 2017
This week’s readings include recent Australian essays on Asia, reports on the education opportunity in India and emerging technologies.
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Trade Winds
3 Jul 2017
This week’s readings focus on technologies adopted by business, and other drivers of change including the rise of a global middle class.
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Developments in global FDI flows
30 Jun 2017
Back at the start of June, UNCTAD released the 2017 edition of the World Investment Report (WIR). While last year’s WIR reported a surge in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in 2015 on the back ...
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Australian exporters by the numbers: 2015-16
29 Jun 2017
The latest release of the ABS Characteristics of Exporters shows that Australia continues to grow the total number of our exporters, with an increase of 2,454 (five per cent) in exporter numbers in 20 ...
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Australian asset markets and the rise of ‘Socially Responsible Investment’
26 Jun 2017
So-called socially responsible investment (SRI) assets managed by fund managers around the world have grown significantly in recent years as investors have become increasingly aware of the importance ...
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Trade Winds
23 Jun 2017
Most Australians polled remain positive about free trade and globalisation according to the 2017 Lowy Poll on Australian attitudes to the world.
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