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Hong Kong investor signs Melbourne luxury hotel development
21 May 2015
The listed Hong Kong investment group, Far East Consortium, has recently signed an agreement with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Group for the development of a luxury brand hotel in Melbourne.
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India’s Max Healthcare partners with Deakin University on big data analytic healthcare research
12 May 2015
India’s Max Healthcare and Australia’s Deakin University are partnering on a ground-breaking project involving the use of ‘Big Data’ analytics for healthcare research and management.
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Lockheed Martin to establish Asia-Pacific ICT Engineering Hub in Australia
16 Oct 2014
American global security and aerospace company, Lockheed Martin, is establishing an Asia-Pacific Information Communications Technology (ICT) engineering hub in partnership with the Victorian Governmen ...
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Agriculture conference highlights innovation in the Asian Century
13 Oct 2014
Export and innovation opportunities for Australia’s agribusiness sector were a focus of last week’s Ag in the Asian Century conference held in Toowoomba, Queensland. The Australian Trade Commission’s ...
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Capgemini opens new lab to enhance digital innovation in Australia
22 Sep 2014
French multinational Capgemini has opened a global delivery centre and social, mobile, analytics, cloud (SMAC) lab in Australia designed to accelerate Australian businesses’ transition to the use of d ...
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DB Schenker opens its largest logistics centre in Australia
17 Sep 2014
German company DB Schenker has opened its second supply chain and warehouse facility in Queensland, its largest in Australia. DB Schenker, operating as Schenker Australia, plans to spend more than A$4 ...
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UK-based data operator Global Switch opens second centre in Australia
2 Sep 2014
Data centre owner and operator Global Switch has launched the first stage of a new data centre in Australia, part of the UK-based company’s £1 billion (A$1.8 billion) global expansion plan. The new d ...
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Germany’s Knorr-Bremse opens A$38.5m plant in Australia
18 Dec 2013
Heavy vehicle brakes manufacturer Knorr-Bremse has opened an expansive, state-of-the-art facility in Australia on the back of robust revenue growth across the state of New South Wales (NSW) and elsewh ...
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Italy’s Ferrero to invest in A$70m hazelnut farm in Australia
10 Dec 2013
Italy’s Ferrero Group has announced a $70 million hazelnut project in Australia through a local subsidiary, Agri Australis, highlighting Australia’s strength in the agribusiness sector.
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India’s Infosys expands in Australia to support robust growth
10 Dec 2013
IT services firm Infosys has opened a new office in Sydney, underpinning its robust growth in the state of New South Wales (NSW) and throughout Australia.
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Microsoft, University of Melbourne in world-first research centre
9 Dec 2013
Underscoring Australia’s reputation for collaboration between government, academia and business, software giant Microsoft has partnered with the University of Melbourne and the State of Victoria in a ...
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Family-run McLaren Vale winery gets $30m boost from Chinese investment
3 Dec 2013
A partnership between Australia’s Gemtree Vineyards and China’s Sichuan Taifeng Group has tripled production at the family-run winery in the heart of South Australia’s McLaren Vale region.
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Schlumberger opens oil and gas R&D lab in Australia
29 Nov 2013
US-based Schlumberger has opened a laboratory in Australia to analyse unconventional and conventional plays in the resource-rich nation’s oil and gas industry.
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Dutch pharmaceutical company opens $62m facility in Australia
14 Nov 2013
DSM Pharmaceutical Products has opened a new state-of-the-art biomanufacturing facility in Australia, underpinning the nation’s reputation for world-class medical innovation.
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Adams Valves chooses Australia for Asia-Pacific expansion
13 Nov 2013
Valve-maker Adams Armaturen has selected Australia as the location of its first Asia-Pacific facility, strengthening Australia’s reputation for resources supply chain investment and capabilities.
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Lockheed Martin opens A$10m cyber-security centre in Australia
6 Nov 2013
Lockheed Martin has opened a Security Intelligence Centre in Australia in a move that underscores the nation’s reputation for a highly educated workforce and robust technology industry.
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China’s KCC chooses Australia for first overseas hotel
6 Nov 2013
KCC Real Estate Development Company has selected Australia as the location of its first hotel outside China in a tourism infrastructure investment totalling nearly A$20 million.
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Canada’s OPTrust opens office in Australia to advance Asian investment
5 Nov 2013
The OPTrust Private Markets Group has opened an office in Australia to underpin its focus on infrastructure investment in Asia.
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Canada’s ATCO expands manufacturing capacity in Australia
4 Nov 2013
ATCO Group has expanded its mining-accommodation manufacturing capacity in Australia with a new plant in Western Australia, underpinning the state’s large gas and mining infrastructure projects.
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MBDA opens Australian office as Asia-Pacific hub
31 Oct 2013
Missile developer MBDA has opened an office in the Australian capital of Canberra following its decision to make Australia the hub of its Asia-Pacific operations.
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