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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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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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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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China’s KCC chooses Australia for first overseas hotel
6 Nov 2013
KCC Real Estate Development Company has selected Australia as the location of its first hotel outside China in a tourism infrastructure investment totalling nearly A$20 million.
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Canada’s OPTrust opens office in Australia to advance Asian investment
5 Nov 2013
The OPTrust Private Markets Group has opened an office in Australia to underpin its focus on infrastructure investment in Asia.
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Demystifying Chinese investment in Australian agribusiness
5 Nov 2013
Providing premium, safe food to China’s rapidly growing middle class presents significant new opportunities for Australia’s food industry, according to a joint report by global consultancy KPMG and th ...
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Canada’s ATCO expands manufacturing capacity in Australia
4 Nov 2013
ATCO Group has expanded its mining-accommodation manufacturing capacity in Australia with a new plant in Western Australia, underpinning the state’s large gas and mining infrastructure projects.
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Reserve Bank of Australia sees non-mining investment gathering pace
4 Nov 2013
Australia’s mining investment may have peaked but a pick-up in the nation’s non-mining investment is on the horizon, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA).
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