Search Investor Updates

Investor Update provides you with up to date and informative articles about the investment climate in Australia.

Australian agtech attracts global investors’ attention at World Innovation Summit
19 Apr 2018
An Austrade-led agtech mission to the US has helped position Australia as an exciting source of agtech innovation for investment and commercial collaboration.
Read article...
Japanese Government and industry investing A$396 million in Australia’s hydrogen energy future
17 Apr 2018
A consortium of Japanese energy and infrastructure companies have partnered with AGL, and the Japanese, Australian and Victorian governments to create a hydrogen energy supply chain (HESC) between Aus ...
Read article...
Australian university and Chinese company sign agreement to trial cancer drug
16 Apr 2018
University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Chinese biotech company Beroni Group have signed a cooperation agreement for the Phase 2 development of an anti-cancer drug developed by UNSW.
Read article...
Indian software company establishes Centre of Excellence in Australia
12 Apr 2018
Indian business software Ramco Systems will set up an Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence for Workforce Innovation in Melbourne, where its Australian headquarters is located.
Read article...
German renewable energy company building 112MW solar farm in Victoria
10 Apr 2018
BayWa r.e., a global renewable energy company, is constructing one of Northern Victoria’s largest solar farms.
Read article...
Thai hotel developer opens second property in Australia
6 Apr 2018
Thailand’s Minor Hotel Group has announced the development of its second AVANI Hotels and Resorts property in Australia.
Read article...
Asian investors cultivate northern Australia’s agricultural region
21 Mar 2018
A 200-hectare commercial wet-season cotton crop has been planted in Western Australia’s Ord Irrigation Scheme.
Read article...
Johnson & Johnson partners with Monash University on medtech commercialisation
14 Mar 2018
Global pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has opened an Innovation Partnering Office at Monash University in Victoria.
Read article...
German energy company to spend €400 million developing NSW solar projects
14 Mar 2018
German energy giant Innogy has entered Australia’s utility-scale solar market, acquiring two undeveloped solar projects from Australian developer Overland Sun Farming.
Read article...
Hollywood giant Technicolor to establish A$26 million VFX studio in Adelaide
13 Mar 2018
Global entertainment giant Technicolor has announced plans to establish a 500-person visual effects (VFX) studio in Adelaide, valued at A$26 million.
Read article...
15MW hydrogen power plant to be built in South Australia
12 Mar 2018
German company thyssenkrupp is working with The Hydrogen Utility (H2U) to develop a 15MW hydrogen electrolyser power plant in South Australia.
Read article...
Japanese manufacturer opens for business in Queensland
12 Mar 2018
Oji Fibre Solutions (OjiFS), the New Zealand subsidiary of Japanese manufacturer Oji Holdings Corporation (Oji Holdings), has opened its A$72 million corrugated box manufacturing facility in the Gold ...
Read article...
Qatar Airways acquires Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
9 Mar 2018
Qatar Airways’ hospitality division, Dhiafatina Hotels, has acquired the five-star Sheraton Melbourne Hotel located in the central business district.
Read article...
World’s largest beer brewer crafts expansion in Australia
8 Mar 2018
Pirate Life Brewing, an Australian subsidiary of Belgian-based beverage and brewing company Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABInBev), is creating more than 80 jobs with a A$15 million investment in a new brewer ...
Read article...
Indian software provider unveils fresh data centre in Australia
6 Mar 2018
Freshworks, an Indian software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, has opened its first Asia-Pacific data centre to meet clients’ data sovereignty and privacy requirements.
Read article...
Microsoft chooses Australia for world-class tech startup program
5 Mar 2018
Microsoft has chosen Australia as the newest location of its global ScaleUp program – an intensive four-month accelerator program for tech startups. The Microsoft ScaleUp program will be located in th ...
Read article...
Biofuel seed crop powered by Canadian agtech to be grown in Australia
12 Feb 2018
Agrisoma Biosciences (Agrisoma), a Canadian agtech company, has partnered with Qantas to invest in Australia’s first commercial aviation biofuel seed crop.
Read article...
Australian almond plantation acquired by London private equity firm
9 Feb 2018
UK-based Cibus Fund has purchased a 400-hectare almond orchard in Victoria, Australia for an undisclosed price.
Read article...
Korean vitamin manufacturer boosts Australia’s pharma job sector
6 Feb 2018
Korean nutritional supplement producer Nutribiotech has chosen Australia as the location for its newest global manufacturing facility, creating 150 new full-time jobs over the next three years.
Read article...
Benchmark Report 2018 promotes Australia as a leading global economy
2 Feb 2018
The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) has launched Australia’s new Benchmark 2018 report.
Read article...