Investing in Australia

Reuters  11 hrs ago  Comment 
Ultra-long flights like the 17-hour non-stop service Australia's Qantas is launching from Perth to London on Saturday are doing more than stretching aircraft ranges - they are lowering ticket prices for more conventional routes, data shows.
New York Times  11 hrs ago  Comment 
Young and old share their junior life saving experiences, from early morning swims to deepwater board races — and for one nipper, a bit of misery.
New York Times  Mar 21  Comment 
A sexual relationship between a minister and a staff member has become a firing offense, like corruption or a conflict of interest.
New York Times  Mar 21  Comment 
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WA Business News  Mar 21  Comment 
Two new business groups plan to strengthen Western Australia’s economic links with innovative overseas economies, with the Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce and WA Singapore Business Connect opening Perth chapters.
The Economic Times  Mar 21  Comment 
Financial stocks ended 0.6 per cent higher as investors seemed to move past an ongoing Royal Commission inquiry into the sector.
WA Business News  Mar 21  Comment 
The tourism industry has thrown its support behind the government’s new two-year plan to increase visitation to Western Australia, but says the plan needs to be backed with the right leadership, skills and financial resources.
WA Business News  Mar 21  Comment 
Online job advertising is growing at its fastest rate in 2.5 years in Western Australia, with the latest figures showing a 14.8 per cent surge in ads over the past 12 months.
Flightglobal  Mar 21  Comment 
Virgin Australia s growing wet-lease and codeshare relationship with Alliance Airlines has been performing well for both carriers.


Australia is the 14th largest nation by GDP [1] with 1,010,699USD million.

Trends and Forces

Strong financial services sector

Finance and insurance is the fourth largest sector in Australia's economy, generating 8.1 per cent or A$81 billion of real gross value added in 2007-08. This contribution is up from 6.5 per cent two decades ago. The finance and insurance industry is almost as big as the mining sector (the industry traditionally associated with Australia's economic wellbeing) and its expansion has also aided growth in related sectors such as communications, property and business services. [2]

R&D investment

In 2005-06, business expenditure on research and development increased for the seventh consecutive year to a record $10.1 billion, effectively doubling over the previous five years[3].

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