Investing in Australia

RECENT NEWS  Nov 24  Comment 
This year, Australia is joining in on the most overtly avaricious retail event. And it’s sickening On Tuesday night I was chatting to the founder of a newly launched US footwear brand, who was eagerly anticipating Black Friday. “We don’t...
New York Times  Nov 24  Comment 
The trials of six Christian antiwar protesters have put a spotlight on a facility that the United States would rather keep in the shadows.
New York Times  Nov 23  Comment 
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The Economist  Nov 23  Comment 
Recession proofer FORGET the “resource curse”. Australia is blessed with the stuff. For more than a quarter of a century it has not had a recession, thanks largely to Chinese demand for its raw materials. It is only a few years since the...
BBC News  Nov 23  Comment 
The battery array can store enough energy to power 30,000 homes for about an hour.
Mondo Visione  Nov 23  Comment 
The Dubai Financial Services Authority ('DFSA') and ASIC today signed a Cooperation Agreement which provides a framework for cooperation to support and understand financial innovation in each jurisdiction. The DFSA regulates the Dubai...
Financial Times  Nov 23  Comment 
Foreign policy blueprint urges focus on US to balance growing Chinese power in region
WA Business News  Nov 23  Comment 
Western Australia was the only state in the country to record an increase in late business payment times for the September quarter, new data has revealed.
WA Business News  Nov 23  Comment 
WA Business News  Nov 23  Comment 
Western Australia's premier food and wine event, Margaret River Gourmet Escape, will be held in its current form for just one more year, with the state government planning a reconfigured event that includes the Swan Valley in 2019.


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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