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R&D incentives attract US oncology drug specialist Moleculin to Australia
10 Aug 2018
Clinical-stage pharmaceutical company Moleculin Biotech has established a wholly owned Australian subsidiary – Moleculin Australia – in Sydney, where it plans to continue its focus on developing oncol ...
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France’s EasyMile autonomous vehicle technology steers into Australia
8 Aug 2018
Autonomous vehicle technology company EasyMile, Transit Australia Group (TAG) and the South Australian Government have joined forces to create an autonomous vehicle hub in Adelaide.
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Japanese pharma and Australian biotech to collaborate on blood cancer research
19 Jul 2018
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company, has signed a research collaboration agreement with Australian immuno-oncology company HaemaLogiX.
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Philippines’ AC Energy invests in Australia’s renewable energy market
16 Jul 2018
AC Energy has entered into a joint venture with UPC Renewables, a global renewable energy developer, and invested in Australia’s energy market.
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Silicon Valley fintech company Nomis Solutions chooses Australia for Asia Pacific HQ
13 Jul 2018
Nomis Solutions has opened an Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne to service the Asia Pacific region, creating up to 50 jobs over five years.
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Chinese rideshare DiDi at your doorstep
6 Jul 2018
The world’s largest ridesharing company, DiDi Chuxing, has selected Australia as the first Western market in its international expansion.
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Global satellite company SITAEL sets up Australian headquarters in Adelaide
5 Jul 2018
Italy’s largest privately owned space company, SITAEL, is opening an Australian office to design, develop and manufacture small satellite platforms and payloads.
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BAE Systems awarded A$35 billion Future Frigates program
4 Jul 2018
UK company BAE Systems has been selected as preferred tenderer for the SEA 5000 program to deliver the Australian Government’s nine Future Frigates for the Royal Australian Navy.
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New direct flights to boost visitor numbers into northern Australia
20 Jun 2018
New direct flight routes between Singapore and Broome, and Shenzhen and Darwin are expected to boost visitor numbers into northern Australia.
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Canadian long-duration bulk energy storage company enters Australian market
19 Jun 2018
Hydrostor, a Canadian company specialising in advanced compressed air energy storage (A CAES), is establishing a new head office and demonstration power plant in Australia.
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A look at the Foreign Investment Review Board 2016–17 Annual Report
18 Jun 2018
Australia continues to be an attractive destination for foreign investment, with China and the US the top two sources of approved investment.
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Australia remained in the top ten global destinations for FDI in 2017
15 Jun 2018
Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to Australia, which more than doubled in 2016, maintained their high level at US$46 billion in 2017.
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US private equity investor acquires Accolade Wines for A$1 billion
13 Jun 2018
The Carlyle Group has acquired South Australian wine company Accolade Wines for A$1 billion.
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Japanese seafood giant acquires A$24.99 million stake in Australian agribusiness
30 May 2018
Japanese seafood giant Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui) announced it has acquired a 14.99% share of Australian prawn farmer Seafarms Group for A$24.99 million.
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TAS and Alibaba Cloud deliver services to Australia’s financial services sector
25 May 2018
Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, is partnering with TAS, a Sydney-based technology provider specialising in Australia’s financial services industry ...
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Australia’s inward FDI stock surged to almost A$850 billion in 2017
15 May 2018
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia’s inward foreign direct investment stock reached A$849 billion last year, an increase of seven per cent on the previous year and more than ...
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American Century Investments opens Australian office
11 May 2018
Global asset management fund American Century Investments has opened a Sydney office to manage its growing regional investor base.
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Navantia Australia opens naval design and engineering centre in Melbourne
8 May 2018
Naval shipbuilder Navantia Australia, a subsidiary of Spain-based Navantia S.A., has opened a new design and engineering centre in Melbourne.
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General Dynamics Mission Systems opens new Australian engineering centre
4 May 2018
Aerospace and defence organisation General Dynamics Mission Systems is expanding its presence in Canberra by opening a new office and engineering resource centre.
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UK and Australia create 'fintech bridge' to enhance bilateral investment and engagement
27 Apr 2018
Investment in fintech startups – as well as trends, policies and regulatory issues – were the focus of a bilateral fintech agreement signed in London on 22 March.
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