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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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Australia’s shrinking current account deficit
23 Jun 2017
Following on from a 0.8 per cent of GDP deficit in the December 2016 quarter, the Q1 2017 result therefore marks a second consecutive quarter of deficits below one per cent of GDP.
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Australia’s export performance in 2016
16 Jun 2017
A look at what the latest set of annual trade data tell us about Australia’s export performance last year.
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Continued economic integration with Asia leads Australia’s total trade to exceed A$670 billion
14 Jun 2017
The value of Australia’s exports of goods and services grew by almost five per cent year-on year to A$330 billion in 2016, while imports dropped around three per cent to A$342 billion over the same pe ...
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Trade Winds
9 Jun 2017
This week’s readings explore the state of global trade – technologies transforming it, agreements governing it, and policies to help market free trade.
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Australia has remained in the top 25 most competitive nations among 63 economies
7 Jun 2017
Australia now ranks as the 21st most competitive economy in the world, according to the 2017 World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) released by the Swiss-based Institute for Management Development (IMD ...
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Trade Winds
2 Jun 2017
IMD has released its competitiveness rankings for 2017. This year, the largest gains in the rankings were made by Kazakhstan, China and Indonesia, while selected European nations experienced the larg ...
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Trade Winds
19 May 2017
This week’s readings include a list of the US administration’s trade policy actions, and a summary of the World Economic Forum’s inaugural ASEAN Summit held in Cambodia this month.
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ASEAN: here comes the neighbourhood
12 May 2017
Trade data for 2015-16 shows the ASEAN region continues to be an important trading partner for Australia - greater in significance than some might expect.
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Trade Winds
12 May 2017
This week’s readings reflect on economic policies that will shape the global economic landscape.
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Australia’s inward FDI stock surged to almost A$800 billion in 2016
11 May 2017
Australia’s inward foreign direct investment (FDI) stock reached A$796 billion in 2016, more than 60 per cent (A$306 billion) higher than 2009 levels.
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Trade Winds
5 May 2017
This week’s readings touch on emerging trends impacting global trade and production – digitisation, robots and diaspora.
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2017 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index
4 May 2017
AT Kearney’s FDI Confidence Index for 2017 shows that investors’ confidence in Australia remains strong. The Index ranks Australia in the top 10 for the seventh year in a row (ninth place this year, ...
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Australia is maintaining its attraction for Chinese investors
3 May 2017
Australia remains the second biggest recipient of Chinese overseas direct investment (ODI) globally, worth A$120 billion (about US$90 billion) of accumulated new investment since 2007, according to th ...
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Trade Winds
28 Apr 2017
This week’s readings include a closer look at the benefits of trade and outward investment to Australia’s economy, and includes a status report on the Tourism2020 Strategy.
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Trade Winds
21 Apr 2017
This week’s articles include IMF and RBA’s latest views on the international economy. We also take a closer look at the impact of transitioning economies on the status of ‘middle-skilled’ labour, and ...
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Trade Winds
13 Apr 2017
This week’s readings cover trends in Australia’s capital flows, and discuss the power of networks and older entrepreneurs in contributing to prosperity.
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Australia’s funds management industry is the largest in the Asian region
13 Apr 2017
Australia’s funds management industry is the largest in the Asia-Pacific region and the sixth largest in the world, according to the survey produced by Washington-based Investment Company Institute.
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Trade Winds
7 Apr 2017
This week’s readings cover trends in Australia’s capital flows, and discuss the power of networks and older entrepreneurs in contributing to prosperity.
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Trade Winds
31 Mar 2017
This week the IMF explores the puzzle of productivity, and Brexit spurs reflection on the UK’s path forward.
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