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Government trading enterprises

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Lessons from COVID-19 for 5G and internet security

With China’s credibility damaged over the early denials of the lethality of the COVID-19 virus, can Western nations trust its official assurances on 5G neutrality? Are we prepared for the worst if the fears about 5G became a reality? Randolph Mank explores the issues in...

China’s economic choices: where to from here?

China’s economic growth has fallen to its slowest rate since 1990, and this deceleration looks set to continue. This paper argues that to reverse this trend, China will need a wide-ranging policy approach that mimics the policies implemented by Japan and Korea at a similar...

Review of the National Partnership Agreement on Asset Recycling

Asset recycling involves the monetisation of existing public assets through sale or lease to the private sector, with all funds received being reinvested in new infrastructure. Asset recycling offers the opportunity to provide newly needed infrastructure without adding to public debt. This report outlines the...

The missing middle: a political economy of economic restructuring in Vietnam

Despite impressive economic performance, Vietnam’s strong trade and investment gains have yet to fully overcome the vestiges of its economic past.
Working paper

What’s the state of play? The effects of state capital investment in Australia and regulatory implications

The growing size and significance of investments by Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) and State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), especially those of rapidly growing Asian economies, are having a profound impact on the dynamics of markets across the world. Better understanding global state investment capital is an increasingly...

Financial performance of government trading enterprises 2004-05 to 2005-06

This research paper assesses the financial performance of 85 federal, state and territory government trading enterprises. It forms part of the commission's research into the performance of Australian industries and the progress of microeconomic reform.

Financial performance of government trading enterprises 1999-00 to 2003-04

Government Trading Enterprises (GTEs) provide services in key sectors of the economy — including electricity, water, urban transport, railways, ports and forestry. In 2003-04 the 83 GTEs monitored in this report controlled assets valued at more than $174 billion and generated $55 billion in revenue...