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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, tourisminvestment.com.au,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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