Investing in Australia

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This week’s Australia Letter combines art with insight from our readers about what they love and loathe about their country.
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Australia has expanded the power of its immigration ministers for decades. Now, a scandal involving two European au pairs threatens the country’s top immigration official.
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Buyout giant Blackstone Group LP said it was willing to lift its bid for Australian landlord Investa Office Fund to A$3.3 billion ($2.4 billion) on Thursday, to beat a rival offer from Canada's Oxford Properties Group.
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Under CEO John Borghetti, Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd transformed from a budget airline into a serious rival to Qantas Airways Ltd with the backing of strategic investors including Singapore Airlines Ltd and China's HNA Group.
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Regulators steer economy to soft landing amid fears of a real estate crash
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Insurance Journal  Sep 5  Comment 
When Nick Wailes started as the head of Australia’s top-ranked business graduate school in February, he already had the idea of offering a course to address a shortfall of training in ethical leadership. A few weeks later, the country’s most …
Yahoo  Sep 5  Comment 
Alcoa's alumina production has likely been hit by a four-week strike at its Western Australian operations, the Australian Workers' Union said on Wednesday, raising the prospect of a widening supply deficit in the key aluminium-making...


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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