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The New Basics: Big data reveals the skills young people need for the New Work Order

For FYA by AlphaBeta.
We can no longer delay investing in the future of young Australians. For the first time, big data analysis shows us that the New Work Order is here.

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ABC 7.30 Report: Dr Andrew Charlton on China’s Economic Challenges and Opportunities

7.30 Report – ABC, Reporter: Hayden Cooper
Andrew Charlton describes China’s economic challenges in five minutes on ABC 7.30. AlphaBeta has been warning that China’s growth was unsustainable since 2011.

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Workforce and productivity summit: Robots threaten youth jobs

Financial Review, by Rachel Nickless.
Business leaders are calling for simpler, consistent rules for employing young people – and a new ‘simple’ award for small business employees – as part of a national response to the worsening youth unemployment problem.

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ASEAN could be Australia’s next growth frontier

Singapore Business Times, by Fraser Thompson.
Recently, Australia brought its largest ever overseas delegation of businesses to Jakarta as part of the Indonesia-Australia Business Week. It is the latest in a series of actions that seek to build closer economic

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Regulating the new economy

AlphaBeta Report by Tarah Barzanji & Andrew Charlton.
Eight lessons from a case study of ride sharing, Uber and the ACT Government.

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Australian Economic Note: RBA Dilemma: One size doesn’t fit all

AlphaBeta Report by Andrew Charlton.
Imagine that instead of the Reserve Bank of Australia settling a single interest rate for the whole country, each State could set its own rate based on local economic conditions.

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The Lucky 8 – Preparing for the new China

AlphaBeta report by Andrew Charlton.
AlphaBeta’s recent research trip: Eight opportunities for Australian business in the new Chinese economy.

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China’s transition: Risks and opportunities for South-east Asia

AICD International Newsletter & Singapore Business Times by Fraser Thompson.
The substantial devaluation of the Reminbi against the US Dollar and the tumbling Chinese stock market have renewed global concerns that the Chinese economic miracle is coming

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Kick starting growth after the mining boom in Australia and Canada

The Business -ABC News. Reporter: Michael Janda.
Canada has already slipped into recession. Business reporter, Michael Janda compares two of the world;s most resource dependent developed economics.

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AlphaBeta has been forecasting Chinese slowdown since 2011

7.30 Report – ABC. Reporter: Pat MacGrath.
China could be on course for an economic shock worst than the late 90s one in parts of Asia, and it’s already plunged the Australian share market deep into the red.

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The New Work Order: Ensuring young Australians have skills and experience for the jobs of the future, not the past. 

Report for FYA by AlphaBeta.
The future of work is changing. It’s a reality governments, industry and communities are all grappling with. The Reserve Bank of Australia has raised concerns regarding fewer working taxpayers to older people

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Australian Economic Note: The ASX has a growth problem

By Andrew Charlton.
Australian companies are on an investment strike that is already making the ASX one of the lowest earnings-growth share markets in the world and threatens to damage long term returns for Australian shareholders.

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Income shock forces Australians to raid savings

Australian Financial Review, by Jacob Greber.
‘Australia’s living standards are falling on a sustained basis for the first time in 50 years – this is not a short-term trend,’ said Andrew Charlton, co-founder of economic advisory firm AlphaBeta and an ex-adviser

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Rethinking Industry Policy

AlphaBeta report by Andrew Charlton & Fraser Thompson.
Seven rules for pro-competitive, pro-Globalisation industry policy: ‘Active industrial policy should be guided by practical experience of what works, not the result of a messy compromise between

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Australian Economic Update – Is Australia still a developed country?

By Andrew Charlton.
Resource exports still tanking: Australia’s trade data released today shows that our resources exports are in serious trouble. The news coverage has positively reported that our ‘trade deficit shrank in May.’

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‘Banana Republic’ Tag Haunts Australia 30 Years On

Bloomberg Business by Michael Heath.
Paul Keating’s warning in 1968 that sent the currency tumbling emerges again.

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Singapore’s Productivity Imperative: the three missing pieces

Singapore Business Times by Fraser Thompson.
As Noble laureate, Paul Krugman famously noted, ‘Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run is it almost everything.’ It is the ultimate driver of prosperity and living standards. A loss of momentum in this area

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Australian Economic Update – GDP still weak… What’s killing Australia’s growth?

By Andrew Charlton.
The longest period of below-trend growth for 50 years: The announcement today that the Australian economy grew 2.3% over the last year has been reported as a ‘positive surprise.’ But if growth of nearly

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