Effects Of China 's Fiscal For The Australian Economy

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What are the effects of China’s recent economic slowdown in GDP for the Australian economy?

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This essay looks to answer the question: What are the effects of China’s recent economic slowdown in GDP for the Australian economy? The intention is to look at China’s recent reduction in GDP rate of growth and find out if there are any significant negative implications for the Australian economy, and further investigate fears in the media that the slowdown may eventually prove catastrophic for Australia. In order to do this I analysed information about Sino-Australian economic relations and Australia’s economy over the last few decades to see if China’s slowdown had/will have any implications on the Australian economy.

I used a number of sources in finding the appropriate data to answer this question, in particularly government reports from the RBA, DFAT, and more. I also used reports from economists who had conducted prior research into Sino-Chinese relations, and websites such as tradingeconomics.com for more general macroeconomic indicators. This data has been analysed in reference to contemporary economic theory.

I have also included a section with the history of Sino-Australian economic relations, especially regarding how the AUD’s appreciation can be partly attributed to China’s rapid growth over the last few decades. In order to understand the impact of the Chinese slowdown on the Australian economy, it is important to…

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