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Report: US-Australia investment relationship tips A$1.47 trillion
17 Aug 2017
The Australian Treasurer, Scott Morrison MP, this week launched the Indispensable economic partners: The US-Australia investment relationship report, and remarked that it is a ‘timely reminder of the ...
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Japan’s Mitsui to invest ‘agressively’ in renewable energy
16 Aug 2017
Mitsui & Co., one of the world's most diversified trading, investment and services enterprises, is planning to invest ‘agressively’ in Australia’s renewables and battery storage sector.
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Microsoft to scale up quantum computing in multi-year deal with the University of Sydney
4 Aug 2017
The University of Sydney and Microsoft have signed a multi-year partnership for quantum research in Australia. As part of the deal, the university will host Station Q Sydney, a laboratory dedicated to ...
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Boeing engage Queensland SMEs on remote pilot aircraft technology
3 Aug 2017
Boeing Defence Australia has engaged Queensland businesses to help develop world-first technology to enable the use of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) to inspect and capture critical data on ...
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Google cloud lands in Australia
1 Aug 2017
US tech giant Google has expanded its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to its first site in Australia. The recently opened GCP is located in Sydney, and joins other GCPs in the Asia-Pacific region such as ...
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Report: past, present and future of Japan’s A$91 billion direct investment in Australia
31 Jul 2017
Minister Steven Ciobo MP last week launched the Japanese Investment in Australia – a trusted partnership report.
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World’s largest battery to be built in South Australia
25 Jul 2017
A consortium involving Tesla, French company Neoen and the South Australian Government will deliver what is reputed to be the world's largest lithium ion battery.
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AstraZeneca invests a further A$100 million into its Sydney facility
13 Jul 2017
AstraZeneca is reinvesting a further A$100 million to expand its manufacturing facility in North Ryde, Sydney.
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Goldwind invests in the largest wind project in Australia
12 Jul 2017
Leading Chinese wind turbine manufacturer, Xinjiang Goldwind (Goldwind), is investing A$110 million to acquire Australia’s largest wind development projects, Victoria’s Stockyard Hill Wind Farm, fro ...
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Spanish agricultural biotech invests in Australian agtech
7 Jul 2017
The Spanish agricultural biotech R&D company, Symborg, has invested in Australian agricultural biotech company, thinkbio.
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Procore opens its first international office in Sydney
4 Jul 2017
Procore, a leading US provider of cloud-based applications for the construction industry, has opened an office in Sydney.
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Rinnai Australia opens major manufacturing facility
3 Jul 2017
Rinnai Australia, the wholly-owned subsidiary of hot-water systems manufacturer, Rinnai Japan, has opened a major ‘next generation’ manufacturing facility in Victoria, creating 160 new jobs.
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Marriott opens Aloft Hotel in Perth
30 Jun 2017
US-headquartered Marriott International has opened the first of its Aloft branded hotels in Australia. The new 224 room hotel is located in Springs Riverdale, close to the central business district in ...
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Agtech visit plants seeds for future innovation
29 Jun 2017
Austrade hosted leading agriculture and food technology early stage investors, Cultivian Sandbox, and Finistere Ventures, in a visit which showcased investment opportunities in Australia’s agtech inno ...
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Japanese automotive giants partner on logistics and parts
28 Jun 2017
The Australian subsidiaries of leading Japanese automotive companies, Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors, have combined forces to establish a parts and accessories warehousing and logistics operat ...
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Mercury Treatment Plant for LNG to open in Western Australia
27 Jun 2017
BMT Mercury Technology (BMT), a specialist in processing mercury contaminated waste, is to open a mercury treatment facility in Kwinana, near Perth.
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Investment flows into Queensland resources sector
14 Jun 2017
Investment is flowing into the Queensland resources sector; two new major project developments have recently been announced for the state.
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More than A$2 billion in renewable energy investment over past three months
13 Jun 2017
More than A$2 billion has been invested in renewable energy projects in Australia within the past three months, totalling an unprecedented A$7.4 billion financial commitment, the Australian Clean Ener ...
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IBM opens fourth data centre in Australia
12 Jun 2017
IBM has opened a fourth data centre in Sydney to meet increased demand for Bluemix, its locally-hosted cloud service, and Watson, its artificially intelligent cognitive computing platform.
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Indonesian bank to establish Australian operations
9 Jun 2017
Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) – the fourth largest bank in Indonesia with assets of over A$40 billion – is to establish Australian headquarters in Melbourne.
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