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UK ICT investment into Australia: 2017 highlights

13 Dec 2017

British-Australian collaboration in the ICT sector remains strong, with many UK companies choosing Australia to establish Asia-Pacific regional headquarters due to the availability of highly skilled w ...

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Sumitomo Chemical to buy Botanical Resources Australia

13 Dec 2017

Japanese chemical giant Sumitomo Chemical group has spent approximately ¥15 billion (A$177 million) on Botanical Resources Australia, a Tasmanian pyrethrum business.

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Hitachi investing A$1.25bn in Australian ‘social innovation’ to 2020

7 Dec 2017

Hitachi has committed A$1.25 billion to ‘social innovation’ projects in Australia to 2020, and has already invested around A$875 million in 2016–17, primarily to mining technology projects, as reporte ...

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NEC Australia wins the 2017 Investment Award

6 Dec 2017

Minister Steven Ciobo MP announced NEC Australia as the winner of the 2017 Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment’s Investment Award.

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Foreign investment the focus of Northern Australia Investment Forum

1 Dec 2017

Agribusiness and food, resources and energy, and tourism infrastructure were the focus of the second Northern Australia Investment Forum, held in Cairns on 19-21 November 2017.

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Australian renewable energy projects deliver A$8.8bn in investment

6 Nov 2017

Australia’s Clean Energy Council (CEC) has released its latest investment and job estimates for large-scale renewables projects for the 2017 calendar year.

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BT Group establishes first global cyber security facility in Australia

2 Nov 2017

British telecommunications provider BT Group is opening a cyber security research and development (R&D) facility in Sydney.

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Indian cloud-consulting company opens Australian office

31 Oct 2017

BlazeClan, an international cloud consulting and managed services company, has opened an office in Sydney to service clients across Australia and New Zealand.

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French autonomous vehicle company to establish Australian facility

24 Oct 2017

NAVYA, a French autonomous vehicle company, is establishing its Asia-Pacific manufacturing headquarters in Adelaide, South Australia.

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Global genomics giant to establish research hub in Queensland

3 Oct 2017

Neogen Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed food and animal safety company, has established an animal genomics facility at the University of Queensland UQ).

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Italian F&B company invests in Australian fine foods

26 Sep 2017

Italy’s Inalca Food & Beverage (IF&B) has increased its majority stake in Australia’s Fresco Gourmet Pty Ltd (Fresco) and Itaus Pty Ltd (Itaus), to 100 per cent ownership.

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Irish fintech company enters Australia

25 Sep 2017

Ireland-based company, AutoEntry has opened its first Australian office at a fintech hub in Melbourne’s east. Its app helps accountants and bookkeepers automate processes.

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Monash University Incubator attracts world-class manufacturer

22 Sep 2017

Leading Greek yoghurt manufacturer, Chobani, is the first client to use the new Monash University A$3 million incubation facility.

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Leading US data centre provider opens fifth Australian centre

20 Sep 2017

San Francisco-headquartered data centre provider, Digital Realty, announced construction has commenced on its new facility in Western Sydney.

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New website: Australia, the world’s eighth largest tourism market and a major investment destination

7 Sep 2017

A new website,,is now Australia’s primary digital platform for the promotion and attraction of tourism investment.

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Scottish brewer crafts expansion in Australia

6 Sep 2017

BrewDog, an independent Scottish brewing company, has announced plans to build a brewery in Australia.

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Unilever expands its investment in Australian dairy with Weis acquisition

5 Sep 2017

Anglo-Dutch food and beverage giant Unilever has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Weis Frozen Foods for an undisclosed price.

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Microsoft expands its cloud presence in Australia

4 Sep 2017

US-based Microsoft, has announced the creation of two new Azure cloud regions in Canberra, Australia, increasing the number of Azure regions to 42 globally.

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Bosch investment unlocks Australian smartphone key innovation

1 Sep 2017

Bosch Australia’s automotive electronics group has invented a new ‘Perfectly Keyless’ system that transforms smartphones into car keys.

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Report: Opportunities in Australia’s billion dollar education technology market

28 Aug 2017

Austrade has released a new industry capability report on education technology (edtech) – the provision of technology solutions for educational purposes.

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