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Agilent opens A$25m technology centre in Melbourne innovation precinct
19 Sep 2013
US-based Agilent Technologies has opened a A$25 million Spectroscopy Technology Innovation Centre in Melbourne to shorten the time to market for its scientific measurement technology that was originally developed in Australia and has become an indust ...
NSW economy to benefit from civil construction boost: BIS Shrapnel
17 Sep 2013
The New South Wales (NSW) economy will grow over the next three years on the back of rising construction activity, including a raft of large public infrastructure projects, according to a report by economic forecaster BIS Shrapnel.
Brooks Brothers, Oroton in joint venture
16 Sep 2013
Brooks Brothers has formed a joint venture with Australian luxury consumer goods company OrotonGroup to develop the iconic American clothing retailer’s brand in Australia and New Zealand.
Australia dominates world’s top 10 most liveable cities poll
13 Sep 2013
Four Australian cities – Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth – have ranked in The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) poll of the world’s top 10 most liveable cities, and the Victorian capital of Melbourne has taken the top spot for a third strai ...
Data Alert: Australia’s strong visitor numbers signal rising investment opportunities
12 Sep 2013
A record 6.3 million short-term visitors arrived in Australia in the year ended June 2013, according to the latest data from the Australia Bureau of Statistics.
Germany’s Fuchs opens A$4.5m warehouse in Australia to aid Asian expansion
11 Sep 2013
The Australian arm of Germany’s Fuchs Petrolub has opened a A$4.5 million warehouse in Melbourne as part of its push to expand into South-East Asia and lead the region’s industrial lubricant research and development (R&D).
German-Australian collaboration results in next-generation carbon saw
10 Sep 2013
Scientists from Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have developed a diamond-coated yarn that could reduce costs in the solar and semiconductor ...
BHP, Santos to develop resources innovation centre in Adelaide
5 Sep 2013
Australian oil and gas giants BHP Billiton and Santos will partner with the South Australian Government to develop a new mining and petroleum innovation centre in Adelaide, and Santos will move its training facilities there.
Data Alert: Australia posts sustained lift in labour productivity
27 Aug 2013
Australia has notched up solid improvement in labour productivity with its growth forecast to outperform the Group of Seven (G7) richest nations and many other mature economies into 2013.
Chinese investor expands Australian tourism portfolio
26 Aug 2013
Dr Benny Wu, the owner of Hong Kong-based Chang Yuang Group, has added to his hotel portfolio in Australia with his latest acquisition in tropical far north Queensland.

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