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2016 Inaugural winner of the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment’s Investment Award
25 Nov 2016
Minister Steven Ciobo MP last night announced Boeing Australia as the inaugural winner of the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment’s Investment Award.
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Tata Consultancy Services partners with UNSW
23 Nov 2016
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pursue research collaborations in machine learning, virtual reality, rob ...
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World’s largest train manufacturer to help build Victorian metro trains
31 Oct 2016
The world’s largest train manufacturer, CRRC, is part of the Evolution Rail consortium awarded a Victorian Government contract to build 65 high-capacity metro trains for Melbourne.
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Australia New Zealand Infrastructure Pipeline website launched
28 Oct 2016
The Australia New Zealand Infrastructure Pipeline (ANZIP) website has been launched by Treasurer Scott Morrison and New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Bill English.
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China–Australia consortium invests $1.7 billion in Australian healthcare expertise
25 Oct 2016
The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) has approved the A$1.7 billion investment in GenesisCare by a consortium formed by Macquarie Capital and Hong Kong-based China Resources Group.
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US digital firm establishes Asia-Pacific “Collaboratory” in Melbourne
21 Oct 2016
Cognizant Digital Works, a NASDAQ-listed technology company, is establishing a “Collaboratory” in Melbourne, creating up to 110 new highly skilled jobs.
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Australia competitive in financial market development, education and health – WEF 2016 Report
11 Oct 2016
Australia continues to have a globally competitive business environment, ranking 22nd out of 138 economies worldwide in the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2016 Global Competitiveness Report.
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Chinese company to build lithium processing plant in Western Australia
7 Oct 2016
China’s Tianqi Lithium is expanding its existing portfolio in Australia by investing A$400 million to build a lithium processing plant in Kwinana, Western Australia, with construction starting in Octo ...
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US software company opens Australian HQ in Melbourne
5 Oct 2016
Expensify, a US receipt- and expense-management software company, has opened its first Australian office in Melbourne.
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More than A$1 billion invested in Australian research excellence
4 Oct 2016
The Australian Government has announced a new round of funding totalling A$283.5 million for nine Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres of Excellence. Cash and in-kind support worth A$761.4 millio ...
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New Zealand’s Datacom Group invests in IT jobs training facility
30 Sep 2016
New Zealand IT services company Datacom Group is investing in a A$22 million facility that will provide training, full-time jobs and IT career opportunities in South Australia.
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Chinese dairy investor buys majority stake in Burra Foods
1 Sep 2016
Inner Mongolia Fuyuan Farming Co (Fuyuan), one of China’s largest dairy farming consortiums, is buying a 79 per cent stake in Victorian dairy processor Burra Foods.
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Singaporean dairy giant partners with Australian agribusiness
31 Aug 2016
Australian agribusiness Midfield Group has entered into a joint venture with Louis Dreyfus Company Dairy Asia, a Singapore-based agricultural merchant.
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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board opens Sydney office
29 Aug 2016
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is opening a standalone office in Sydney to formalise its existing Australian operations.
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China’s BGI invests in Australian genomics R&D
23 Aug 2016
Global genomics company BGI has reinforced its research and development (R&D) ties with Australia by opening a new Asia-Pacific headquarters in Brisbane.
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International consortia bid for Melbourne Metro Tunnel
19 Aug 2016
Three consortia featuring international construction companies from Asia, Europe and North America have been shortlisted to build Melbourne's Metro Tunnel.
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Global data centre provider expands Australian presence
18 Aug 2016
Equinix, a NASDAQ-listed provider of carrier-neutral data centres, has completed a US$28 million expansion of its Melbourne data centre.
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Sanofi invests in new Brisbane-based production facility
16 Aug 2016
To keep pace with ever-increasing demand from China for Australian-produced vitamins and mineral supplements, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare is expanding its production facilities in Brisbane.
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Lockheed Martin to open new R&D facility in Melbourne
3 Aug 2016
Global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin is investing an initial A$13 million over three years to establish the Science Technology Engineering Leadership and Research Laboratory (STELaR L ...
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International investors awarded Victorian wind farm projects
2 Aug 2016
Two international renewable energy developers recently announced new wind farm projects in Victoria: Trustpower Dundonnell Wind Farm and Acciona Australia Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm.
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