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South Korean financial giant makes first renewable energy investment in Australia

9 Oct 2020

South Korea’s Hana Financial Investment has invested A$320 million in the 162-megawatt Columboola solar farm in Queensland.

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Swiss subsidiary to accelerate medtech development in Australia

6 Oct 2020

Swiss medtech manufacturer 41medical has set up a subsidiary in Australia to help accelerate the development and commercialisation of Australian-born medical devices.

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Ovolo to open second hotel in Melbourne

2 Oct 2020

The spirit of the Seventies will rock Melbourne in early 2021, when Hong Kong’s Ovolo Group opens its second property in the city.

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Accor brings first Fairmont property to Australia

30 Sep 2020

Accor is developing its first Fairmont property in Australia in partnership with Chiodo Corporation.

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Enesi Pharma & Uni of Adelaide to fast-track development of world-first Zika virus vaccine

22 Sep 2020

UK biotech firm Enesi Pharma and The University of Adelaide are working together to accelerate the development of a vaccine for the Zika virus.

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DHL Express opens new A$50m service centre

21 Sep 2020

DHL Express has opened a new 8,600-square-metre service centre in Australia to support the growing number of Australian companies doing international business.

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Australia to welcome boutique hotel brand lyf

10 Sep 2020

A new boutique hotel brand is set to open in Australia in 2022, when Singapore-based Ascott Limited opens its first lyf property in Melbourne, Victoria.

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Asahi Beverages to build A$45m recycling plant with Australian partners

1 Sep 2020

Japan’s Asahi Beverages has entered into a joint venture with Australia’s Pact Group Holdings and Cleanaway Waste Management to build a A$45 million recycling plant in regional New South Wales.

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UK investment group takes majority stake in Queensland solar farm

31 Aug 2020

UK investment group United Green has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in the Rodds Bay Solar Farm from the current project owner, Renew Estate.

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Janssen & Monash Uni team up on novel medicine to reduce maternal mortality

20 Aug 2020

Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. and Monash University have entered into an R&D agreement to accelerate the clinical development of a novel medicine that can save the lives of women in childbirth.

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Amazon expands Australian operations with fifth fulfilment centre

19 Aug 2020

Australia’s love affair with online shopping has spurred e-commerce giant Amazon to expand its operations in the country.

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5B secures investment to accelerate rollout of clean energy tech

12 Aug 2020

Australian innovator 5B is accelerating the development and rollout of its flagship clean technology solution Maverick after securing A$12 million in a Series A investment round.

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Israeli startup chooses Australia to trial pollinating robots

4 Aug 2020

The absence of bumblebees in Australia was a major reason why Arugga AI Farming chose the country to trial its robotic pollinators.

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Sun Metals to build renewable hydrogen plant in Queensland

28 Jul 2020

Sun Metals Corporation will build a renewable hydrogen facility in the city of Townsville in far north Queensland after receiving a A$5 million grant from the Queensland Government’s Hydrogen Industry ...

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Australia and Canada to collaborate on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

9 Jul 2020

The Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC) and Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the commercial deployment of zero-emissi ...

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Launch of Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement negotiations

26 Jun 2020

Australia and the United Kingdom (UK) have started negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

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Advanced US proton therapy system to treat cancer at new Australian medical facility

23 Jun 2020

US-based ProTom International will install its Radiance 330® Proton Therapy System at the new Australian Bragg Centre.

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US pharma giant backs UoQ vaccination device in A$18 million boost

11 Jun 2020

Australia’s reputation as a pharmaceuticals innovator has gained a boost, with US-based Merck Inc. (MSD) and Germany’s Harro Höfliger announcing an A$18 million investment in vaccine technology compan ...

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Yamaha investment fund ploughs A$11 million into agtech startup

10 Jun 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) startup, The Yield, looks set for rapid growth after an A$11 million injection from Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley (Yamaha Motor Ventures).

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France’s Neoen to build A$500 million solar farm in Queensland and world’s biggest battery in Victoria

27 May 2020

Overseas investment in Australian renewable energy is powering ahead. In early May, the French energy utility, Neoen, announced it would build Australia’s largest solar farm in Chinchilla, southern Qu ...

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