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Trends in foreign direct investment inflows


  • Australian Treasury

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)


This article briefly examines recent trends in foreign direct investment in Australia, both in the context of the longer-term perspective and relative to the experience of other countries. It also discusses the role of foreign direct investment within Australia’s overall investment requirements, and outlines characteristics of foreign direct investment in relation to sector and type of asset acquired.

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  • Australian Treasury, 1997. "Trends in foreign direct investment inflows," Economic Roundup, The Treasury, Australian Government, issue 4, pages 19-25, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsy:journl:journl_tsy_er_1997_4_1

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    1. Irwin, Scott H. & Sanders, Dwight R. & Merrin, Robert P., 2009. "Devil or Angel? The Role of Speculation in the Recent Commodity Price Boom (and Bust)," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 41(02), August.
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    assets; foreign direct investment;

    JEL classification:

    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics


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