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China–Australia consortium invests $1.7 billion in Australian healthcare expertise

25 Oct 2016

The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) has approved the A$1.7 billion investment in GenesisCare by a consortium formed by Macquarie Capital and Hong Kong-based China Resources Group.

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US digital firm establishes Asia-Pacific “Collaboratory” in Melbourne

21 Oct 2016

Cognizant Digital Works, a NASDAQ-listed technology company, is establishing a “Collaboratory” in Melbourne, creating up to 110 new highly skilled jobs.

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Australia competitive in financial market development, education and health – WEF 2016 Report

11 Oct 2016

Australia continues to have a globally competitive business environment, ranking 22nd out of 138 economies worldwide in the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2016 Global Competitiveness Report.

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Chinese company to build lithium processing plant in Western Australia

7 Oct 2016

China’s Tianqi Lithium is expanding its existing portfolio in Australia by investing A$400 million to build a lithium processing plant in Kwinana, Western Australia, with construction starting in Octo ...

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Thai energy company invests A$68 million in solar power project

6 Oct 2016

Thailand’s largest power producer, Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company Limited (RATCH), is enhancing its existing presence in Australia by investing A$68.33 million to develop a n ...

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US software company opens Australian HQ in Melbourne

5 Oct 2016

Expensify, a US receipt- and expense-management software company, has opened its first Australian office in Melbourne.

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More than A$1 billion invested in Australian research excellence

4 Oct 2016

The Australian Government has announced a new round of funding totalling A$283.5 million for nine Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres of Excellence. Cash and in-kind support worth A$761.4 millio ...

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New Zealand’s Datacom Group invests in IT jobs training facility

30 Sep 2016

New Zealand IT services company Datacom Group is investing in a A$22 million facility that will provide training, full-time jobs and IT career opportunities in South Australia.

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UNSW–China research partnership to transform electricity transmission

16 Sep 2016

Shanghai Stock Exchange–listed Hangzhou Cable Co. and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have opened the UNSW and Hangzhou Cable Joint Laboratory in Sydney.

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Chinese dairy investor buys majority stake in Burra Foods

1 Sep 2016

Inner Mongolia Fuyuan Farming Co (Fuyuan), one of China’s largest dairy farming consortiums, is buying a 79 per cent stake in Victorian dairy processor Burra Foods.

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Singaporean dairy giant partners with Australian agribusiness

31 Aug 2016

Australian agribusiness Midfield Group has entered into a joint venture with Louis Dreyfus Company Dairy Asia, a Singapore-based agricultural merchant.

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board opens Sydney office

29 Aug 2016

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is opening a standalone office in Sydney to formalise its existing Australian operations.

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China’s BGI invests in Australian genomics R&D

23 Aug 2016

Global genomics company BGI has reinforced its research and development (R&D) ties with Australia by opening a new Asia-Pacific headquarters in Brisbane.

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International consortia bid for Melbourne Metro Tunnel

19 Aug 2016

Three consortia featuring international construction companies from Asia, Europe and North America have been shortlisted to build Melbourne's Metro Tunnel.

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Global data centre provider expands Australian presence

18 Aug 2016

Equinix, a NASDAQ-listed provider of carrier-neutral data centres, has completed a US$28 million expansion of its Melbourne data centre.

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Sanofi invests in new Brisbane-based production facility

16 Aug 2016

To keep pace with ever-increasing demand from China for Australian-produced vitamins and mineral supplements, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare is expanding its production facilities in Brisbane.

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Shanghai Zhongfu expands presence in Kimberley region

9 Aug 2016

Kimberley Agricultural Investment (KAI), a subsidiary of Chinese company Shanghai Zhongfu, has purchased Carlton Hill Station in the Ord River district of Western Australia, from Consolidated Pastoral ...

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Lockheed Martin to open new R&D facility in Melbourne

3 Aug 2016

Global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin is investing an initial A$13 million over three years to establish the Science Technology Engineering Leadership and Research Laboratory (STELaR L ...

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International investors awarded Victorian wind farm projects

2 Aug 2016

Two international renewable energy developers recently announced new wind farm projects in Victoria: Trustpower Dundonnell Wind Farm and Acciona Australia Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm.

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CSIRO signs Australia–France space ballooning agreement

1 Aug 2016

Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has signed an agreement for a ballooning project with France’s national space agency, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiale ...

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