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In 2019, Investing News Network (Vancouver, British Columbia) committed providing dedicate coverage of the Australian Resource, Technology and Cannabis industries, including the people, events, news, and information that make Australia such an exciting arena for smart investors. The INN Australia Desk includes editors, writers, production coordinators, and executives dedicated to independent financial education and news of interest and investors in Australian markets.

  • Scott is from Melbourne, where he obtained an arts degree majoring in politics at La Trobe University and a masters degree in journalism from the University of Melbourne.

    He worked in Melbourne, country Victoria and Far North Queensland in a variety of roles ranging from digital media intern to community reporter before he came to INN Australia.

  • Ronelle Richards is a freelance journalist and editor based in Melbourne. She covers news, business, finance, mental health, travel and anything else that piques her curiosity. Tweet her @ronellerichards

  • Ashley received an advanced diploma in Print and Digital Journalism from Humber College in Toronto. She has experience in copy-editing, marketing and production coordination.
  • Danielle is a staff writer with INN. She graduated from the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University after completing her undergraduate degree in Media Studies at the University of Guelph-Humber. She's written for the Globe and Mail, the Canadian Press, the National Post and the Brampton Guardian. She spends her time covering the cannabis market for INN.
  • Nicole is the Editorial Content Coordinator at INN, helping to create and manage educational content with a primary focus on gold. Nicole found her passion for all things finance while working in syndication and investor relations for a boutique investment banking company. Nicole has her BA in media studies and a postgrad in public relations. She holds a diverse writing portfolio covering topics such as finance, lifestyle and travel.
  • Bryan is a Senior Editor with INN. After graduating from the Langara journalism program he did some freelance reporting with community newspapers in British Columbia. He initially wrote about the life science space for INN and now spends his time covering the marijuana market, from Canadian LPs to US-based companies, and the impact of this sector on investors.

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Australia may be nicknamed the "land down under," but it's far from under when it comes to the economy.

Australia has strong economic conditions, which include affordability, a low public debt level and rising income. Impressively, before COVID-19, the nation had not experienced a recession in more than 30 years.

While many countries faced economic challenges as the pandemic caused worldwide shutdowns, the closures only accelerated Australia's move toward digital solutions. With monumental shifts in how business, banking and education are done, there came an increased focus on artificial intelligence (AI), fintech and more.

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Agriculture Investing

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The agriculture sector is one of the largest and most important industries in the world.

In recent years, the space has faced the environmental challenge of soil and biodiversity erosion caused by climate change, and new geopolitical tensions have only amplified this issue. Ukraine is a major exporter of wheat, corn and seed oils, and its production has been curbed due to Russia's invasion. Meanwhile, Russia and Belarus are facing sanctions.

These circumstances and others have led to higher prices for various fertilisers.

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Gold Investing

Top 4 ASX Gold ETFs

In March 2022, with geopolitical tensions raised after Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, gold prices spiked to a record high. Since then, the price of the yellow metal has fallen slightly from its record of US$2,074.60 per ounce and now sits just below the US$2,000 mark.

For many investors, gold is often used to diversify an investment portfolio. Due to its intrinsic value, gold — unlike other materials in other sectors — is not as heavily affected by politics, inflation and other negative macroeconomic trends. The price of gold is relatively stable and hence operates as a fairly protected investment for portfolios.

Experts have stated that gold has historically done well in periods of high inflation and economic uncertainty, so there is still hope for the prices to rise.

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