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Greater uncertainty over 2013-14 economic outlook

The last 24 hours have seen the release of a sobering NAB report on its monthly business survey (Business conditions collapse in June, retail worst hit, says NAB) and the latest IMF World Economic Outlook, which has slightly downgraded China’s … Continue reading

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Top ten countries for imports to Qld and exports from Qld

Based on today’s new ABS international trade statistics, I prepared the charts below, which show Japan and China are our top two export destinations and the US and China are our top two sources of imports: I was initially surprised by … Continue reading

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Japanese tourism revival may be unlikely given demographic trends

I noticed a report in the Cairns Post this morning regarding an initiative aimed at reviving Japanese tourism to Far North Queensland: THE tourism industry is pinning its hopes on a new joint Australia and Japan tourism campaign to return … Continue reading

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