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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.
Grupo Alibérico targets Asia Pacific with investment into Australia
20 Mar 2014
Alucoil Australia, a subsidiary of Spanish aluminium product manufacturer Grupo Alibérico, will establish a new manufacturing facility in the state of Victoria to grow its business in the Asia Pacific.
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.
Data Alert: Strong inbound tourist arrivals signal rising investment opportunities in Australia
12 Mar 2014
A record growth in tourist arrivals from the Asia Pacific has increased the demand for investment into Australia’s tourism industry to nearly A$45 billion.

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