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Australia holds world record for longest period of growth among developed economies

28 Nov 2018

Australia's economy grew by a stronger-than-expected 0.9% in seasonally adjusted terms over the June quarter 2018, according to the latest National Accounts figures recently released by the Australian ...

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Coca-Cola Amatil invests A$165 million in Australian bottling facility

31 Oct 2018

Coca-Cola Amatil has unveiled a A$165 million expansion of its bottling and warehouse facility to meet growing demand for bottled drinks in the Asia-Pacific region.

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French malt producer boosts Australian facility with A$100 million investment

16 Oct 2018

A massive A$100 million expansion of the Malteurop malthouse in Geelong will increase production capacity from 80,000 to 200,000 tonnes per annum to make it one of the biggest malting plants in Austra ...

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Coca-Cola acquires Australian kombucha manufacturer

28 Sep 2018

Coca-Cola Company has acquired South Australia-based kombucha maker Organic & Raw Trading Co., maker of the MOJO brand, for an undisclosed sum.

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British company buys Australian dips manufacturer Yumi’s

26 Sep 2018

George Weston Foods (GWF) has acquired Australian dips manufacturer Yumi’s Quality Foods for an undisclosed amount from Anacacia Capital, Sydney-based private equity firm.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan buys Australian avocado farm

1 Feb 2018

Canada-based Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) has acquired Jasper Farms, one of Australia’s largest avocado producers, for an undisclosed amount.

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