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Fintech businesses to benefit from licensing exemptions

23 Dec 2016

The Australian Government has introduced a ‘regulatory sandbox’ to provide companies in the financial services sector with flexibility to test new financial technology (fintech) products.

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Hilton Food Group invests $115 million in new meat processing facility

22 Dec 2016

UK-based Hilton Food Group plc (Hilton) is expanding its presence in Australia by constructing a new meat processing facility in Queensland.

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Innovative businesses more likely to achieve higher income, profitability and productivity

5 Dec 2016

Australian businesses that are active innovators outperform non-innovators on a range of measures, including sales, value added, employment and profit growth.

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Softbank Robotics to establish its first presence in Australia

2 Dec 2016

Japanese company, SoftBank Robotics, has announced it will be establishing its first presence in Australia with an outpost in one of Queensland’s Fortitude Valley startup and innovation precincts. The ...

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Global accelerator gives Australian startups a business boost

30 Nov 2016

One of the world’s leading startup support organisations, MassChallenge, has selected ten Australian startup teams as the winners of a national competition to participate in a workshop to be held in t ...

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Japanese manufacturer invests A$72 million in Queensland

29 Nov 2016

Leading Japanese manufacturer, Oji Holdings Corporation (Oji Holdings), through its New Zealand subsidiary, Oji Fibre Solutions (OjiFS), is investing A$72 million in a new corrugated box manufacturing ...

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2016 Inaugural winner of the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment’s Investment Award

25 Nov 2016

Minister Steven Ciobo MP last night announced Boeing Australia as the inaugural winner of the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment’s Investment Award.

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Tata Consultancy Services partners with UNSW

23 Nov 2016

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pursue research collaborations in machine learning, virtual reality, rob ...

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China’s biggest food company partners with Monash University

4 Nov 2016

Monash University has partnered with the Nutrition and Health Research Institute (NHRI) of China’s biggest food company, the state-owned COFCO Corporation, to reopen the Food Innovation Centre.

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World’s largest train manufacturer to help build Victorian metro trains

31 Oct 2016

The world’s largest train manufacturer, CRRC, is part of the Evolution Rail consortium awarded a Victorian Government contract to build 65 high-capacity metro trains for Melbourne.

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Australia New Zealand Infrastructure Pipeline website launched

28 Oct 2016

The Australia New Zealand Infrastructure Pipeline (ANZIP) website has been launched by Treasurer Scott Morrison and New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Bill English.

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China–Australia consortium invests $1.7 billion in Australian healthcare expertise

25 Oct 2016

The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) has approved the A$1.7 billion investment in GenesisCare by a consortium formed by Macquarie Capital and Hong Kong-based China Resources Group.

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US digital firm establishes Asia-Pacific “Collaboratory” in Melbourne

21 Oct 2016

Cognizant Digital Works, a NASDAQ-listed technology company, is establishing a “Collaboratory” in Melbourne, creating up to 110 new highly skilled jobs.

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Australia competitive in financial market development, education and health – WEF 2016 Report

11 Oct 2016

Australia continues to have a globally competitive business environment, ranking 22nd out of 138 economies worldwide in the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2016 Global Competitiveness Report.

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Chinese company to build lithium processing plant in Western Australia

7 Oct 2016

China’s Tianqi Lithium is expanding its existing portfolio in Australia by investing A$400 million to build a lithium processing plant in Kwinana, Western Australia, with construction starting in Octo ...

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Thai energy company invests A$68 million in solar power project

6 Oct 2016

Thailand’s largest power producer, Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company Limited (RATCH), is enhancing its existing presence in Australia by investing A$68.33 million to develop a n ...

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US software company opens Australian HQ in Melbourne

5 Oct 2016

Expensify, a US receipt- and expense-management software company, has opened its first Australian office in Melbourne.

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More than A$1 billion invested in Australian research excellence

4 Oct 2016

The Australian Government has announced a new round of funding totalling A$283.5 million for nine Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres of Excellence. Cash and in-kind support worth A$761.4 millio ...

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New Zealand’s Datacom Group invests in IT jobs training facility

30 Sep 2016

New Zealand IT services company Datacom Group is investing in a A$22 million facility that will provide training, full-time jobs and IT career opportunities in South Australia.

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UNSW–China research partnership to transform electricity transmission

16 Sep 2016

Shanghai Stock Exchange–listed Hangzhou Cable Co. and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have opened the UNSW and Hangzhou Cable Joint Laboratory in Sydney.

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