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Foreign investment central to economic prosperity
2 Dec 2013
Senior investment commissioners from the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) have met with Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb to discuss ways of increasing foreign investment into Australia.
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.
Australian infrastructure a good investment fit for Gulf sovereign wealth funds
16 Oct 2013
The stable, long-term returns offered by Australia’s major infrastructure projects are a good match for the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) sovereign wealth funds, according to the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade).
Data Alert: Renminbi, Australian dollar start direct trading
18 Apr 2013
Australia and China have agreed to trade each other’s currencies directly, bypassing the US dollar and lowering transaction costs for businesses in both countries.
Canada Pension Funds Invest in Australia
29 Jan 2013
One of Canada’s largest pension funds, the $120 billion Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, is reported to be looking into increasing its investments in Australia by $250 million on top of the $1 billion it already has invested in the country.
Data Alert: Australia world’s largest project finance market
24 Jan 2013
In 2012, Australia was the largest project finance market in the world, as well as one of the fastest growing, Thomson Reuters Project Finance Review has reported.
Data Alert: Proximity to growing Asian economy to enhance Australia’s growth
14 Dec 2012
Australia’s ideal location and enhanced engagement with Asia, the world’s fastest growing economic region, will fuel anticipated growth levels over the next five years. The pace and scale of growth and change in this region reflects a significant shi ...
ARENA announces future investment strategy
22 Nov 2012
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency's (ARENA) has released its inaugural General Funding Strategy and Investment Plan for renewable energy technologies in Australia.
Data Alert: Australia remains a magnet for foreign investment
14 Nov 2012
Australia continues to be a top global destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), with total inflows growing by 16.4 per cent in the first half (H1) of 2012 compared with the same period of 2011. In contrast, global FDI inflows fell by 8.4 per ...
Malaysia’s CIMB launches in Australia
14 Nov 2012
CIMB Group, Malaysia’s second largest bank ranked by total assets, has launched in Australia, after completing its acquisition of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Australian investment banking businesses.

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