RaboResearch - Economic Research

Country Report

Australia: an economy in transition

The Australian economy remains resilient. After the mining investment boom, the economy is now primarily driven by net exports and consumption. Meanwhile, the housing market softened due to tightened lending standards to housing investors.

Economic Report

Asia-Pacific: agricultural perspectives

Asia Pacific is a decisive component in the global food chain. Asia’s large and growing population and rising incomes will continue to drive demand for food, agricultural commodities and resources. But Asia cannot produce enough to support itself.

Economic Report

Asia-Pacific: can Asia’s convergence story continue?

Demographics will provide headwinds in the developed countries of APAC and China, and tailwinds in South Asia. While total factor productivity growth has fallen, the innovation outlook for the APAC region is still relatively favourable.

Country Report

Country Report Australia

Economic growth in Australia is slowing due to lower mining investments and lower prices for its commodities. This also negatively affects the government budget. Meanwhile, private consumption is still backed by the rising house prices.

Country Report

Country Report Australia

Economic growth in Australia decelerates due to lower mining investments. The outlook depends heavily on demand from China for its commodities and the ability to shift to non-mining growth drivers. The Dutch disease makes this move more difficult.

Country Report

Country Report Australia

The economy performs well thanks to its strong trade links with China, but with growth being narrowly driven by the mining business. The currency is very strong, which erodes price competitiveness of non-commodity exports.

Country Report

Australia (Country report)

The Australian economy has quickly shaken off the economic disruption caused by the Queensland floods. The reduction of the budget deficit is slower than expected, but given the very low level of government debt this is no cause for concern.

Country Report

Australia (Country report)

The Australian economy has weathered the global financial and economic crisis relatively well and the deterioration in the public budget balance is easily accommodated by the low sovereign debt level.