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Australian chocolatier acquired by UK investment company
18 Mar 2014
Re:Capital, the Australian arm of UK investment company Hilco Capital, has acquired Australia’s oldest chocolatier, Ernest Hillier, and plans to take the brand into international markets. The A$11 million transaction is Re:Capital’s second investme ...
Consumer demand in China drives investment in Australian winery
14 Mar 2014
Chinese liquor producer, Lu Zhou Lao Jiao has invested in a leading Australian winery to cater to changing consumer tastes in China. The company bought a multimillion dollar stake in Shottesbrooke Vineyards, which is located in McLaren Vale, one of ...
Australia’s trade surplus hits 30-month high in January
12 Mar 2014
Australia recorded a large A$1.4 billion trade surplus in January 2014 in seasonally adjusted terms, the largest since August 2011, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
New Australian Government grants to boost manufacturing jobs
6 Mar 2014
More than 100 new manufacturing jobs will be created by the first project to be funded under the first round of the Australian and Victorian Government’s Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund (GRIIF).
Fresenius Kabi injects A$47 million into pharma manufacturing in Australia
4 Mar 2014
German healthcare company, Fresenius Kabi will invest A$47 million to expand its Australian operations with a new state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Melbourne.
Sanofi Pasteur enlists University of Melbourne to develop vaccines against infectious diseases
25 Feb 2014
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the French integrated healthcare leader Sanofi, will partner with the University of Melbourne to work together to develop immune-boosters and vaccines.
Equinix invests US$60 million into Australian data and cloud infrastructure
24 Feb 2014
Equinix, a US-based global interconnection and data centre company, will establish a US$60 million data centre in Melbourne. The new centre will address the global demand for premium data centre services as data consumption and cloud services continu ...
Australian 4G networks now the fastest in the world
23 Feb 2014
Australia's 4G networks deliver the fastest download speeds in the world, according to a new report by British wireless coverage mapping company, OpenSignal.
Australian Government commits A$186 million to support international collaboration in research
22 Feb 2014
The Australian Government last month announced A$186 million in funding for Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) to drive research that will deliver practical benefits to industry and the community.
BASF launches new €2.5 million training centre in Australia
19 Feb 2014
German chemical company, BASF has expanded its Australian operations with a €2.5 million automotive refinish training centre in the state of New South Wales.

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