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December 2011 International Data Comparisons (IDC)
23 Dec 2011
An easy-to-read comparison of Australia’s performance and position across key economic and financial related indicators. The IDC has been updated to include data effective to 15 December 2011.
Global mining research centre to be based in Perth
21 Dec 2011
German-based chemical company, BASF, will establish a global Research and Development (R&D) and Technology centre in Australia.
Data Alert: Australia's two-way trade surpasses A$570 billion mark
19 Dec 2011
Australia’s integration with the world economy, particularly with the dynamic Asia-Pacific region, continues to drive wealth creation and growth.
Australia’s largest biologics site destined for Brisbane
15 Dec 2011
Brisbane will house a major biopharmaceutical manufacturing site with a new collaboration announced between the Queensland Government, The University of Queensland and DSM Biologics.
Australia welcomes a new Chinese bank to Sydney
12 Dec 2011
China’s fifth largest bank, the Bank of Communication (BOCOM), has opened its first Australian branch in Sydney, making it the fourth Chinese bank to launch branch operations in Australia.
Australian economy goes from strength to strength
9 Dec 2011
Australia's economy soared in the September quarter, recording GDP growth of 1 per cent despite a year of natural disasters and global economic instability.
New collaborative research powering Australian innovation
7 Dec 2011
Australia has committed A$148 million in funding for new Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) spanning the automotive, agricultural and urban water sectors.
Euro Auctions meet demand down-under
6 Dec 2011
Industrial equipment auctioneers, Euro Auctions, are set to establish their southern hemisphere base in Australia with a site planned for Queensland.
Australia: a top-20 destination for Foreign Direct Investment
22 Nov 2011
Australia is amongst the world’s most attractive destinations for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), according to the 2011 IBM Global Location Trends report.
Data Alert: Ease of doing business in Australia
21 Nov 2011
According to the 2012 Doing Business survey by the World Bank and International Finance Corporation, Australia remains in the top 20 of the world’s easiest places to do business.

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