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Korea Zinc Company invests in Australia’s renewable energy sector

13 Feb 2017

Sun Metals Corporation, a subsidiary of Korea Zinc Company, is developing a 100MW solar farm to supply power to its zinc refinery in Townsville, northern Queensland.

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Dutch solar company plans to invest A$48 million in new Australian energy plants

1 Feb 2017

Renewable energy company Photon Energy NV has announced plans to construct two new solar power plants in New South Wales.

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Global shipbuilder forms Australian subsidiary, opens local office

30 Jan 2017

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, one of three companies shortlisted for the Department of Defence’s SEA 5000 Phase 1 (Future Frigate) project, has formed an Australian subsidiary, Fincantieri Australi ...

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US drone and aerial data company enters Australian market

25 Jan 2017

Australia’s agricultural, environmental and energy industries are set to benefit from the opening of a Sydney office of PrecisionHawk, a global provider of commercial drone and drone–data platforms.

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Australia’s 2017 Benchmark Report now available

25 Jan 2017

The Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo MP, launched Australia’s 2017 Benchmark Report in New York City as part of the G’day USA program.

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Japan’s Hitachi Zosen to acquire majority stake in Osmoflo Group

24 Jan 2017

Hitachi Zosen, a Japanese industrial and engineering corporation, is acquiring a majority shareholding (70 per cent) of Osmoflo, a leading Australian desalination and wastewater treatment company.

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RocketSpace to open tech startup campuses in Australia

23 Jan 2017

San Francisco’s RocketSpace – the US startup accelerator that helped launch tech companies such as Uber and Spotify – is opening its first Australian campuses in 2017.

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Fintech businesses to benefit from licensing exemptions

23 Dec 2016

The Australian Government has introduced a ‘regulatory sandbox’ to provide companies in the financial services sector with flexibility to test new financial technology (fintech) products.

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Hilton Food Group invests $115 million in new meat processing facility

22 Dec 2016

UK-based Hilton Food Group plc (Hilton) is expanding its presence in Australia by constructing a new meat processing facility in Queensland.

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Innovative businesses more likely to achieve higher income, profitability and productivity

5 Dec 2016

Australian businesses that are active innovators outperform non-innovators on a range of measures, including sales, value added, employment and profit growth.

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Softbank Robotics to establish its first presence in Australia

2 Dec 2016

Japanese company, SoftBank Robotics, has announced it will be establishing its first presence in Australia with an outpost in one of Queensland’s Fortitude Valley startup and innovation precincts. The ...

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Global accelerator gives Australian startups a business boost

30 Nov 2016

One of the world’s leading startup support organisations, MassChallenge, has selected ten Australian startup teams as the winners of a national competition to participate in a workshop to be held in t ...

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Japanese manufacturer invests A$72 million in Queensland

29 Nov 2016

Leading Japanese manufacturer, Oji Holdings Corporation (Oji Holdings), through its New Zealand subsidiary, Oji Fibre Solutions (OjiFS), is investing A$72 million in a new corrugated box manufacturing ...

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2016 Inaugural winner of the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment’s Investment Award

25 Nov 2016

Minister Steven Ciobo MP last night announced Boeing Australia as the inaugural winner of the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment’s Investment Award.

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Tata Consultancy Services partners with UNSW

23 Nov 2016

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pursue research collaborations in machine learning, virtual reality, rob ...

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China’s biggest food company partners with Monash University

4 Nov 2016

Monash University has partnered with the Nutrition and Health Research Institute (NHRI) of China’s biggest food company, the state-owned COFCO Corporation, to reopen the Food Innovation Centre.

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World’s largest train manufacturer to help build Victorian metro trains

31 Oct 2016

The world’s largest train manufacturer, CRRC, is part of the Evolution Rail consortium awarded a Victorian Government contract to build 65 high-capacity metro trains for Melbourne.

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Australia New Zealand Infrastructure Pipeline website launched

28 Oct 2016

The Australia New Zealand Infrastructure Pipeline (ANZIP) website has been launched by Treasurer Scott Morrison and New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Bill English.

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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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