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New direct flights to boost visitor numbers into northern Australia

20 Jun 2018

New direct flight routes between Singapore and Broome, and Shenzhen and Darwin are expected to boost visitor numbers into northern Australia.

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Canadian long-duration bulk energy storage company enters Australian market

19 Jun 2018

Hydrostor, a Canadian company specialising in advanced compressed air energy storage (A CAES), is establishing a new head office and demonstration power plant in Australia.

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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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TAS and Alibaba Cloud deliver services to Australia’s financial services sector

25 May 2018

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, is partnering with TAS, a Sydney-based technology provider specialising in Australia’s financial services industry ...

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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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American Century Investments opens Australian office

11 May 2018

Global asset management fund American Century Investments has opened a Sydney office to manage its growing regional investor base.

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Navantia Australia opens naval design and engineering centre in Melbourne

8 May 2018

Naval shipbuilder Navantia Australia, a subsidiary of Spain-based Navantia S.A., has opened a new design and engineering centre in Melbourne.

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General Dynamics Mission Systems opens new Australian engineering centre

4 May 2018

Aerospace and defence organisation General Dynamics Mission Systems is expanding its presence in Canberra by opening a new office and engineering resource centre.

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UK and Australia create 'fintech bridge' to enhance bilateral investment and engagement

27 Apr 2018

Investment in fintech startups – as well as trends, policies and regulatory issues – were the focus of a bilateral fintech agreement signed in London on 22 March.

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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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Japanese Government and industry investing A$396 million in Australia’s hydrogen energy future

17 Apr 2018

A consortium of Japanese energy and infrastructure companies have partnered with AGL, and the Japanese, Australian and Victorian governments to create a hydrogen energy supply chain (HESC) between Aus ...

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Australian university and Chinese company sign agreement to trial cancer drug

16 Apr 2018

University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Chinese biotech company Beroni Group have signed a cooperation agreement for the Phase 2 development of an anti-cancer drug developed by UNSW.

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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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