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US food company investing US7.49 million in Melbourne research hub
11 Apr 2016
The US snack food giant, Mondelēz International, is investing US$7.49 million in a food research hub in Melbourne in collaboration with Melbourne University.
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New Zealand multi-national invests in Australian dairy industry
15 Feb 2016
The New Zealand multi-national Fonterra, one of the world’s leading dairy producers and manufacturers, is investing A$120 million to build a state-of-the art cheese plant in Stanhope, regional Victori ...
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US investment in Queensland agri-tech
20 Jan 2016
The United States private equity firm, Paine & Partners, has invested in a majority stake in Queensland bio-pest control company, AgBiTech.
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Canadian pension fund invests in Australian beef stations
13 Jan 2016
Canada’s largest pension fund, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, has invested in a third large cattle property in Queensland.
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Australia invests in the future
14 Dec 2015
Australia is investing in the future with a far-reaching A$1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda announced by the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 7 December 2015.
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Major global investors at Northern Australia Investment Forum
13 Nov 2015
Some of the world’s biggest investors visited Darwin for the Northern Australia Investment Forum in early November.
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Chinese food giant invests in Australian beef
11 Nov 2015
In a landmark deal, Chinese food giant, Shandong Delisi Food Co. Ltd, is investing A$140 million to take a 45 per cent stake in the Australian Bindaree Beef Group.
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Chinese group secures Port of Darwin deal
10 Nov 2015
The privately-held Chinese energy and infrastructure group, Landbridge, has won a bid to operate the Port of Darwin on a 99-year lease for an investment of A$506 million.
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Thai food conglomerate signals Australian investment plans
11 Sep 2015
Thai conglomerate, Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with South Australia’s Thomas Foods International to build an advanced food processing centre to pr ...
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Canadian pension funds invest in Australian agriculture
18 Aug 2015
Australian agriculture is becoming an asset category of choice for Canadian pension funds, with two of Canada’s major funds making recent investments into the sector.
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UK equity firm invests in Australian horticulture
13 Aug 2015
The UK equity firm, Mondrian Investment Partners Ltd, has invested around A$60 million in the Costa Group, Australia’s largest horticulture company.
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US financial services giant chooses Sydney as Asia-Pacific gateway
20 Apr 2015
US investment giant Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA–CREF) has announced it will establish an office in Sydney to manage its existing assets in Austr ...
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Industry Growth Centres to help build Australia’s global links
10 Mar 2015
The Australian Government is moving ahead with its A$188.5 million Industry Growth Centre initiative, announcing the appointment of a panel of highly-experienced and internationally regarded business ...
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New rules on agricultural land purchases
12 Feb 2015
The Australian Government has moved to provide certainty about rules applying to foreign investment in agricultural land in Australia.
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Parmalat set to expand its dairy exports from Australia
22 Jan 2015
Italy’s Parmalat Group is extending its capacity to export dairy products from Australia through the purchase of speciality dairy processor Longwarry Food Park, based in Victoria.
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LINPAC increases its Australian footprint with new packaging facility
7 Jan 2015
UK-headquartered LINPAC Group, an international supplier of rigid and flexible packing solutions for the food industry, is increasing its Australian footprint through a A$22 million investment in a ne ...
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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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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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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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Nestlé unveils world-class facility in regional Australia
21 Oct 2014
Nestlé 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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