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European aeronautical company launches new facility in Australia
20 Dec 2012
Eurocopter, a subsidiary of the large European Aeronautic, Defense and Space Company (EADS), has opened a helicopter support centre in Perth, Australia.
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Data Alert: Proximity to growing Asian economy to enhance Australia’s growth
14 Dec 2012
Australia’s ideal location and enhanced engagement with Asia, the world’s fastest growing economic region, will fuel anticipated growth levels over the next five years. The pace and scale of growth an ...
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Toyota opens new hybrid engine plant in Australia
13 Dec 2012
The large Japanese vehicle manufacturer, Toyota, has opened Australia’s first petrol-electric hybrid engine plant in Altona, Melbourne.
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Global technology company selects Sydney as its Pacific HQ
7 Dec 2012
Sydney has been chosen as the Pacific Rim headquarters and the first international office of Canvas, a global leader in mobile apps for business.
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German logistics company expands in Australia
5 Dec 2012
The huge German logistics company, DB Schenker, has established a new logistics warehouse and operations centre in Erskine Park, Sydney.
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Australian scientists discover ‘survival’ gene
4 Dec 2012
Australian scientists from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute* in Melbourne, working with colleagues at the University of Toronto in Canada, have discovered a ‘survival’ gene that could hold the key ...
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Economist survey ranks Australia as second in world for quality of life
3 Dec 2012
The Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked Australia second in the world for quality of life in a survey just published.
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Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation appoints inaugural CEO
30 Nov 2012
Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has appointed Oliver Yates as its inaugural Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
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General Electric opens oil and gas skills centre in Perth
28 Nov 2012
General Electric (GE), a multi-services company based in Connecticut, United States, has opened a technology and learning centre to support the oil and gas industry in Perth, Western Australia.
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Highlighting the Australian investment opportunities in Infrastructure
27 Nov 2012
International businesses were reminded why Australia remains a highly attractive investment destination, with significant infrastructure opportunities, during a recent speech by Minister Albanese.
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Data Alert: Ease of doing business in Australia remains strong
26 Nov 2012
Australia remains one of the world’s easiest places to do business according to a recent survey conducted by the World Bank and International Finance Corporation.
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Web giant opens cloud computing regional office in Australia
26 Nov 2012
US web giant, Amazon, has opened a new data centre in Australia for its cloud computing arm, Amazon Web Services (AWS).
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ARENA announces future investment strategy
22 Nov 2012
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency's (ARENA) has released its inaugural General Funding Strategy and Investment Plan for renewable energy technologies in Australia.
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IMF continues to endorses Australia’s economy
16 Nov 2012
The International Monetary Fund’s The 2012 IMF Article IV Staff Report and Financial Sector Assessment Program reports, released today continue its positive assessment of the country’s economy.
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Data Alert: Australia remains a magnet for foreign investment
14 Nov 2012
Australia continues to be a top global destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), with total inflows growing by 16.4 per cent in the first half (H1) of 2012 compared with the same period of 2011 ...
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Malaysia’s CIMB launches in Australia
14 Nov 2012
CIMB Group, Malaysia’s second largest bank ranked by total assets, has launched in Australia, after completing its acquisition of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Australian investment banking businesses.
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Super fund REST invests in transport infrastructure
8 Nov 2012
Spanish infrastructure developer Cintra, a subsidiary of Ferrovial, has joined forces with Australian superannuation fund REST to invest and operate selected toll-road projects in Australia.
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Australia announces streamlined process for significant new tourism projects
7 Nov 2012
A streamlined process to reduce delays for significant new tourism projects through a new tourism investment facilitation service has been announced by Australia’s Minister for Tourism, Martin Ferguso ...
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Australian scientists lead international team in cancer finding
6 Nov 2012
Australian scientists from Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research and The University of Queensland have led an international team of over 100 researchers in unmasking the secrets of pancreatic ...
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Nestle opens medical nutrition facility in regional Australia
1 Nov 2012
Nestle Australia has opened a $17 million expansion of its factory in the town of Tongala, in regional Victoria.
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