Direct Investment from traditional markets into Australia continues to grow 16/11/2014

This insight is by David Crook, Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner in London

The United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary William Hague, speaking in Sydney in January 2013 said ‘to those who say that Australia needs to choose between its neighbourhood and its traditional alliances I say no, these are mutually reinforcing.’ i An analysis of Australia’s trade and investment statistics certainly supports this view.

Australian Export Awards celebrate 50 years of inovation

Australian Export celebrate 50 years of inovation (27/11/2012)

The 2012 Australian Export Awards mark half a century of exporting success, showcasing the innovation and skills that would secure Australia's future in the Asian Century, Trade and Competitiveness Minister Craig Emerson said.

Australian Import Report

Imports in Australia decreased to 25623 Million AUD in September of 2012 from 26200 Million AUD in August of 2012, according to a report released by the Australian Bureau of Statistic.

Czech Republic wins the 100th Davis cup final.

Czech Republic wins the 100th David cup final.

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: Radek Stepanek creates his own little piece of history by becoming the first man aged 30 or over to win a decisive fifth rubber in 100 years.

Australia moves to second spot on international reputation charts

October 2012, Sydney – Australia’s international reputation is now one of the world’s strongest, according to the Reputation Institute’s annual CountryRepTrak survey, making Australian exports and investment opportunities more attractive globally. Australia continues to have an extremely strong reputation amongst residents of G8 countries. Survey respondents from the G8 group ranked Australia second out of 50 nations on economic, social and aesthetic factors.