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New online resource on Chinese investment in Australia launched
10 Apr 2014
Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, launched the first ever interactive online website cataloguing Chinese investment in Australia during a visit to China last week. Mr Robb said the online resource, Demystifying Chinese Investment, incr ...
Korea-Australia free trade agreement signals growth opportunities in investment
9 Apr 2014
Australia’s Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb and his South Korean counterpart, the Minister for Trade, Industry and Energy Yoon Sang-jick, signed the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) in Seoul this month.
Australian scientific investment helps develop artificial muscles with super human strength
9 Apr 2014
Australian scientists are part of an international collaboration that has developed artificial muscles from high-strength polymer fishing line. Produced by twisting and coiling the fishing line and applying heat, the scientists have produced muscles ...
Japanese investment in Australia
8 Apr 2014
Japan is one of Australia’s most important trading partners and third largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI), with total stock of Japanese FDI in Australia valued A$61.2 billion in 2012.
US software firm establishes Asia Pacific headquarters in Australia
4 Apr 2014
US file sharing company, Hightail (formerly YouSendIt), has chosen Australia for its Asia Pacific headquarters, opening an office in Melbourne last month.
Australia welcomes foreign investment
3 Apr 2014
Australia’s Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb sent a clear signal to foreign investors that Australia is open for business. The Australian Government’s objective is to create the most stable and conducive environment possible for investm ...
Data Alert: Australia among China’s top three destinations for outbound investment
28 Mar 2014
China’s merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in Australia has seen the highest growth since 2009, rising 34 per cent to US$7.7 billion in 2013, according to the latest PwC Trends in M&A report.
Rio Tinto launches global centre of excellence in Australia
25 Mar 2014
UK-based mining giant, Rio Tinto, has opened a new data processing centre in Australia to improve performance and maximise productivity across the company’s global mining operations.
China’s demand for clean and safe dairy products behind A$70 million private investment
23 Mar 2014
A Hong Kong-based private investor has bought Australia's largest privately-owned dairy processor, United Dairy Power (UDP) in a move to capitalise on China’s growing demand for powdered milk products. The A$70 million purchase was made by William H ...
Bronto Software’s expansion into Australia underpinned by rising e-commerce sales
21 Mar 2014
US-based cloud computing marketing company, Bronto Software has expanded its global footprint with the opening of an office in Australia. The office in Sydney will focus on sales and support for the company’s Australian clients.

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