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Takeda partners with Australia’s Monash on gastrointestinal research
22 Dec 2014
Takeda, Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company, and Australia’s Monash University have formed a strategic research alliance to develop new medicines to address significant unmet needs in the treatment ...
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Data Alert: Australia – a world-class innovation destination
19 Dec 2014
Australia is an innovative country, with world-class scientific and academic institutions, high levels of investment in research and development, and strong research performance and output, according ...
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Australia positions itself for traditional Chinese medicine market
19 Dec 2014
An agreement has been signed in Canberra which will boost Australia’s position in the A$170 billion global traditional Chinese medicine market.
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Sysmex accelerates its expansion into Australia’s healthcare market
19 Dec 2014
Japan’s Sysmex Corporation, which develops and manufactures diagnostic products for global markets, is investing A$1.5 million to establish a sales and support office to enhance its presence in Austra ...
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China’s top entrepreneur group visits Australia to talk business
8 Dec 2014
Eighteen members of the China Entrepreneur Club (CEC) visited Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne in early December to discuss business opportunities with Australian industry and government representatives ...
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JBS to expand processed food exports from Australia to China
4 Dec 2014
Brazil’s JBS S.A., the world’s largest processor of fresh meats, is set to acquire leading Australian smallgoods producer, Primo Group, under plans to grow its export operations from Australia into As ...
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SAP looks to Australia for e-government global best practice
2 Dec 2014
Germany’s enterprise software giant SAP plans to spend A$150 million on a cloud computing centre in Australia that will act as global hub for showcasing best practices for public sector use of digital ...
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NEC expands into regional areas through new university centre
27 Nov 2014
NEC Australia, a subsidiary of Japanese technology giant NEC, is to expand its regional presence in New South Wales (NSW) by investing A$25 million in a corporate office at the University of Wollongon ...
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Evonik partners with University of Sydney to develop inhalable DNA vaccine
27 Nov 2014
German speciality chemical company Evonik has entered into a research collaboration with Australia’s Woolcock Institute of Medical Research to develop a new drug delivery platform for DNA vaccines.
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Kerry Group opens new food processing centre
21 Nov 2014
Ireland’s the Kerry Group is investing A$13.7 million in a bakery centre that will deliver new products for the Asia-Pacific region.
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China-Australia FTA set to enhance investment opportunities
20 Nov 2014
The landmark China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) will help strengthen Australia’s attractiveness as an investment destination for Chinese investment and enhance the country’s position as a b ...
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GSK expands Australian high-tech manufacturing facility
19 Nov 2014
UK’s GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will invest A$31 million in new manufacturing technology to expand production of high-quality, low-cost pharmaceutical products at its facility in Boronia, Melbourne.
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Australia’s Monash University joins Pfizer research network
17 Nov 2014
Australia’s Monash University has become the first academic research institution outside the United States to be invited to join a collaborative research network set up by biopharmaceutical company Pf ...
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Tourism infrastructure investment specialist joins Austrade
6 Nov 2014
Karen Wales will join the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) as a Senior Investment Specialist focused on attracting investment in tourism infrastructure in Australia.
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Attracting Indian investment to Australia
5 Nov 2014
Investment opportunities in Australia will be a focus of the upcoming Australian Business Week in India (ABWI) from 12-15 January 2015.
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China’s Landbridge makes a strategic A$200m investment in Australian gas
4 Nov 2014
China’s Landbridge Group, a privately-owned company from Shandong Province, has invested A$200 million in Australia’s oil and gas sector through its acquisition of Brisbane-based WestSide Corporation.
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Gas pipeline to connect Australia’s north with east coast markets
31 Oct 2014
The Northern Territory Government is working with the Australian Government to secure private investment in a pipeline that will connect gas supplies from the Territory to eastern Australian states.
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Innovative horticultural facility opens in Australia
30 Oct 2014
KAITEKI Fresh Australia, a subsidiary of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation, is to establish an advanced multi-million dollar horticultural facility in Australia, the first of its kind outside of Asia.
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Two new facilities boost Australia’s advanced manufacturing capabilities
22 Oct 2014
Australia’s advanced manufacturing sector has been given a boost with the opening in Melbourne of Australia’s largest additive manufacturing hub and a new world-class research facility.
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Nestlé unveils world-class facility in regional Australia
21 Oct 2014
NestlĂ© Australia has invested A$64 million to upgrade its pet food factory in the central west of New South Wales, making the factory one of the company’s most technologically advanced globally.
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