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Germany’s Knorr-Bremse opens A$38.5m plant in Australia
18 Dec 2013
Heavy vehicle brakes manufacturer Knorr-Bremse has opened an expansive, state-of-the-art facility in Australia on the back of robust revenue growth across the state of New South Wales (NSW) and elsewh ...
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Australia’s infrastructure plans signal opportunity for Western European pension funds
11 Dec 2013
Australia’s significant greenfield infrastructure pipeline and brownfield public asset sales are creating a compelling investment alternative for pension funds in Western Europe seeking stable cashflo ...
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China’s KCC chooses Australia for its first overseas hotel development
11 Dec 2013
KCC’s decision to expand its hotel portfolio beyond its home market led the developer to Australia, where rising numbers of Chinese visitors signal growing demand for accommodation.
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Italy’s Ferrero to invest in A$70m hazelnut farm in Australia
10 Dec 2013
Italy’s Ferrero Group has announced a $70 million hazelnut project in Australia through a local subsidiary, Agri Australis, highlighting Australia’s strength in the agribusiness sector.
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India’s Infosys expands in Australia to support robust growth
10 Dec 2013
IT services firm Infosys has opened a new office in Sydney, underpinning its robust growth in the state of New South Wales (NSW) and throughout Australia.
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Microsoft, University of Melbourne in world-first research centre
9 Dec 2013
Underscoring Australia’s reputation for collaboration between government, academia and business, software giant Microsoft has partnered with the University of Melbourne and the State of Victoria in a ...
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Family-run McLaren Vale winery gets $30m boost from Chinese investment
3 Dec 2013
A partnership between Australia’s Gemtree Vineyards and China’s Sichuan Taifeng Group has tripled production at the family-run winery in the heart of South Australia’s McLaren Vale region.
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Foreign investment central to economic prosperity
2 Dec 2013
Senior investment commissioners from the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) have met with Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb to discuss ways of increasing foreign investment ...
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Schlumberger opens oil and gas R&D lab in Australia
29 Nov 2013
US-based Schlumberger has opened a laboratory in Australia to analyse unconventional and conventional plays in the resource-rich nation’s oil and gas industry.
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Germany’s SAP, University of Queensland in R&D partnership
28 Nov 2013
German software company SAP will partner with the University of Queensland (UQ) on research aimed at developing safer, cheaper, more productive transport systems.
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Australian Government earmarks A$522m to fund new ARC projects
20 Nov 2013
The Australian Government has earmarked A$522 million to assist nearly 1200 new research projects funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC).
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Dutch pharmaceutical company opens $62m facility in Australia
14 Nov 2013
DSM Pharmaceutical Products has opened a new state-of-the-art biomanufacturing facility in Australia, underpinning the nation’s reputation for world-class medical innovation.
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Adams Valves chooses Australia for Asia-Pacific expansion
13 Nov 2013
Valve-maker Adams Armaturen has selected Australia as the location of its first Asia-Pacific facility, strengthening Australia’s reputation for resources supply chain investment and capabilities.
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CSIRO develops prawn
12 Nov 2013
After ten years of careful breeding and research, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) scientists have developed an improved Black Tiger prawn.
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New rice takes the chill out
12 Nov 2013
A research collaboration by government and industry organisations has produced a new variety of rice with enhanced cold tolerance.
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CSIRO soybean a hit
12 Nov 2013
A new Australian soybean variety is gaining popularity in Japan.
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Robots at home on the farm
11 Nov 2013
Researchers are trialling the use of robots and drones to assess fruit ripeness and soils.
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Data Alert: Australia is one of the world’s easiest places to do business
11 Nov 2013
Australia is one of the easiest places in the world in which to do business, according to a joint annual survey, Doing Business 2014, by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.
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Lockheed Martin opens A$10m cyber-security centre in Australia
6 Nov 2013
Lockheed Martin has opened a Security Intelligence Centre in Australia in a move that underscores the nation’s reputation for a highly educated workforce and robust technology industry.
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Australia’s R&D know-how on show in India
6 Nov 2013
Australia’s world-class research and development (R&D) capability is the focal point of a month-long Australian Innovation Showcase 2013 in India.
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