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Why Australia: Business

“Australia is open to foreign direct investment. There is a well-established regulatory regime, a very open business environment and a fundamentally healthy economy.”
Stephen Dowd, Senior Vice-President, Global Infrastructure, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Australia has a sophisticated financial sector that provides access to one of the world’s largest pools of investment funds under management and the region’s third largest pool of bank assets.


More than 18,000 foreign companies are registered in Australia, including 18 of the top 20 Fortune Global 500 and eight of the top 10 Fortune 100.

Business credentials

  • Australia’s regulatory environment is ranked the world’s best (INSEAD 2012 Global Innovation Index).
  • Australia is the second easiest place in the world to set up a business (World Bank Doing Business 2013 report).
  • Australia’s financial sector has access to one of the world’s largest pools of investment funds and is the third largest pool of bank assets in the Asia-Pacific region.

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