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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.
Super fund REST invests in transport infrastructure
8 Nov 2012
Spanish infrastructure developer Cintra, a subsidiary of Ferrovial, has joined forces with Australian superannuation fund REST to invest and operate selected toll-road projects in Australia.
Large Swedish bank opens in Australia
30 Oct 2012
Svenska Handelsbanken, one of Sweden’s ‘Big Four’ banks, has opened a representative office in Sydney – the first Nordic bank to have a presence in the country.
Data Alert: Australia retains its top-tier global competiveness ranking
17 Oct 2012
Australia’s overall global competitiveness ranking remained unchanged from 2011-12 according to the World Economic Forum’s latest report, <em>The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-13</em>.
Data Alert: Australia remains home to the Asia-Pacific’s third largest HNWI population
2 Jul 2012
In 2011, the Asia-Pacific region overtook North America for the first time as being home to the world’s largest population of high net worth individuals (HNWIs). The number of HNWIs – people with greater than US$1 million in investable assets – now l ...
Leading UK investment house enters Australian market
24 May 2012
London-based investment management company, Advance Emerging Capital, has entered the Australian market by partnering with the Melbourne-based independent financial services firm, AFM Investment Partners (AFM).
Australia to outperform the world’s major economies
19 Apr 2012
Australia is expected to lead the world’s major advanced economies over the next two years, according to data released this week by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Canada’s The Caisse sees future in Australia
2 Mar 2012
One of Canada’s largest pension fund management firms will partner with Australia’s Plenary Group to invest almost A$140 million in five Australian public-private partnerships (PPP) projects.
Taiwan Hua Nan Bank opens its first branch in Australia
21 Feb 2012
Taiwan’s fifth largest bank by tier one capital, Hua Nan Bank, opened its first Australian branch in Sydney last week.

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