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S&P affirms Australia’s AAA rating and stable outlook
11 Aug 2014
Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has affirmed Australia’s AAA rating and stable outlook, the second major agency to do so recently.
Australia’s credentials as a tourism investment destination draw international hoteliers
5 Aug 2014
Australia’s stable, low-risk profile and strong economic fundamentals provide a solid foundation for tourism investors looking to benefit from the growth in Chinese international travel, according to the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade).
Economy-wide smart sensor network project connects farms
5 Aug 2014
Tasmania’s Sense-T project has moved a step further towards creating the world’s first economy-wide intelligent sensor network with the rollout of large-scale farm trials of new sensing technology and smart phone apps.
Food Futures Conference to focus on agricultural development policy in Northern Australia
1 Aug 2014
The upcoming Food Futures Conference in Darwin will focus on agricultural development policy in Northern Australia, an area the Federal Government sees as key to the expansion of Australia’s agribusiness sector.
Data Alert: Australia’s quality of life is among the highest in OECD
29 Jul 2014
Australia’s quality of life is one of the best in the world, according to the Organization for Cooperation and Development’s Better Life Index 2014. In the annual report, the OECD gauges its 34 economies on a range of factors.
Italy’s Ermenegildo Zegna in joint venture with Australian wool property Achill
25 Jul 2014
Italian luxury fashion label Ermenegildo Zegna has taken a majority stake in Australian superfine wool producer Achill. The joint venture is a first for the iconic men’s fashion brand, a move that vertically integrates its production and highlights A ...
Australia a top 20 global innovator
23 Jul 2014
Australia has achieved its highest ever ranking in The 2014 Global Innovation Index (GII), rising among the world’s top 20 innovators in a measure published by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Data Alert: Australia’s expatriate cost of living falls sharply – Mercer Cost of Living Survey
22 Jul 2014
The cost of living in Australia’s major cities has fallen sharply for expatriates, Mercer’s 2014 Cost of Living Survey showed.
Senior Investment Specialists join Austrade
21 Jul 2014
A team of Senior Investment Specialists has joined Austrade as an initiative of the Minister for Trade and Investment, underpinning the Australian Government’s increased focus on attracting foreign direct investment.
Australia determined to build on its strengths as an investment destination
19 Jul 2014
Australia wants to hear from existing investors, potential investors and other members of the business sector about ways to improve on the nation’s foreign direct investment (FDI) environment, according to Treasurer Joe Hockey.

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