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Indian software company establishes Centre of Excellence in Australia

12 Apr 2018

Indian business software Ramco Systems will set up an Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence for Workforce Innovation in Melbourne, where its Australian headquarters is located.

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German renewable energy company building 112MW solar farm in Victoria

10 Apr 2018

BayWa r.e., a global renewable energy company, is constructing one of Northern Victoria’s largest solar farms.

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Thai hotel developer opens second property in Australia

6 Apr 2018

Thailand’s Minor Hotel Group has announced the development of its second AVANI Hotels and Resorts property in Australia.

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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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Johnson & Johnson partners with Monash University on medtech commercialisation

14 Mar 2018

Global pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has opened an Innovation Partnering Office at Monash University in Victoria.

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German energy company to spend €400 million developing NSW solar projects

14 Mar 2018

German energy giant Innogy has entered Australia’s utility-scale solar market, acquiring two undeveloped solar projects from Australian developer Overland Sun Farming.

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Hollywood giant Technicolor to establish A$26 million VFX studio in Adelaide

13 Mar 2018

Global entertainment giant Technicolor has announced plans to establish a 500-person visual effects (VFX) studio in Adelaide, valued at A$26 million.

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15MW hydrogen power plant to be built in South Australia

12 Mar 2018

German company thyssenkrupp is working with The Hydrogen Utility (H2U) to develop a 15MW hydrogen electrolyser power plant in South Australia.

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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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Qatar Airways acquires Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

9 Mar 2018

Qatar Airways’ hospitality division, Dhiafatina Hotels, has acquired the five-star Sheraton Melbourne Hotel located in the central business district.

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World’s largest beer brewer crafts expansion in Australia

8 Mar 2018

Pirate Life Brewing, an Australian subsidiary of Belgian-based beverage and brewing company Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABInBev), is creating more than 80 jobs with a A$15 million investment in a new brewer ...

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Indian software provider unveils fresh data centre in Australia

6 Mar 2018

Freshworks, an Indian software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, has opened its first Asia-Pacific data centre to meet clients’ data sovereignty and privacy requirements.

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Microsoft chooses Australia for world-class tech startup program

5 Mar 2018

Microsoft has chosen Australia as the newest location of its global ScaleUp program – an intensive four-month accelerator program for tech startups. The Microsoft ScaleUp program will be located in th ...

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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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Korean vitamin manufacturer boosts Australia’s pharma job sector

6 Feb 2018

Korean nutritional supplement producer Nutribiotech has chosen Australia as the location for its newest global manufacturing facility, creating 150 new full-time jobs over the next three years.

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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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Spanish solar company establishes new HQ in Australia

22 Jan 2018

Spanish solar photovoltaic (PV) company Soltec EnergĂ­as Renovables has opened a new office in Australia as part of its Asia-Pacific regional expansion strategy.

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Australia ranks third in 2018 International Innovation Scorecard

18 Jan 2018

A global ranking by the US-based Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has placed Australia third out of 38 countries in its inaugural 2018 International Innovation Scorecard.

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