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Takeda awards A$100,000 Australian medical research grants

29 Nov 2018

Takeda, Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company, has awarded individual grants of approximately A$100,000 to four Australian research programs as part of its COCKPI-T open innovation program

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Australia holds world record for longest period of growth among developed economies

28 Nov 2018

Australia's economy grew by a stronger-than-expected 0.9% in seasonally adjusted terms over the June quarter 2018, according to the latest National Accounts figures recently released by the Australian ...

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Swiss fund manager enters Australian market with A$50 million solar investment

26 Nov 2018

Switzerland-based investment manager SUSI Partners has acquired 100% of a solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Queensland.

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US medical device maker partners with GenesisCare on cancer research and treatment

23 Nov 2018

Varian and GenesisCare have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a strategic partnership for cancer care research and to increase access to advanced cancer care across Australia.

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UK pharmaceutical links up with Australian biotech to develop needle-free vaccines

22 Nov 2018

Enesi Pharma in the UK and Australian biotechnology firm Sementis have signed a research and development (R&D) collaborative agreement to develop vaccines to treat peanut allergy and mosquito-borne in ...

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Novartis and BioCurate to work together on early-stage drug discovery

21 Nov 2018

Global biopharmaceutical Novartis and Australian biomedical research company BioCurate have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to share research and accelerate discoveries of new drugs.

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Global pharma company strikes deal with Melbourne research centre to develop new cancer drugs

16 Nov 2018

US-based pharmaceutical Pfizer Inc. has signed a two-year research partnership with Cancer Therapeutics Co-operative Research Centre (CTx) to develop two programs focusing on drug discovery.

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Ericsson partners with Telstra to launch pioneering 5G network

9 Nov 2018

Swedish technology giant Ericsson has joined forces with Telstra to roll out what they claim will be the largest and fastest mobile network across Australia.

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Korean cosmetics conglomerate boosts Australian presence

8 Nov 2018

Amorepacific, South Korea’s oldest and largest beauty business, is expanding its footprint in Australia as demand for K-beauty (Korean beauty) products strengthens.

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Japanese multinationals commit to the Western Sydney Aerotropolis

6 Nov 2018

The New South Wales Government has signed two international investment agreements with two of Japan’s biggest multinationals to establish a presence in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis

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Coca-Cola Amatil invests A$165 million in Australian bottling facility

31 Oct 2018

Coca-Cola Amatil has unveiled a A$165 million expansion of its bottling and warehouse facility to meet growing demand for bottled drinks in the Asia-Pacific region.

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UAE multinational to open three new hotels in Cairns

24 Oct 2018

Dubai-based Ghassan Aboud Group, owner of the Crystalbrook Collection hotel group, is opening three new hotels in Cairns, Far North Queensland.

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Eastern Australian gas demand boosted by European investment

23 Oct 2018

Monaco-registered energy company O.G. Energy has agreed to acquire 40% of the Victorian Otway Basin assets of Australian oil and gas company Beach Energy for A$344 million.

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Nokia launches 5G skills accelerator at the University of Technology, Sydney

22 Oct 2018

Finnish IT and telecommunications multinational Nokia has opened a telecommunications training facility at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

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Machine learning links Adelaide University with Lockheed Martin

19 Oct 2018

US defence contractor Lockheed Martin Australia has become the first foundation partner for the University of Adelaide’s new Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML).

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French malt producer boosts Australian facility with A$100 million investment

16 Oct 2018

A massive A$100 million expansion of the Malteurop malthouse in Geelong will increase production capacity from 80,000 to 200,000 tonnes per annum to make it one of the biggest malting plants in Austra ...

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US mining company acquires Australian nickel mine to meet forecast battery cell demand

12 Oct 2018

Texas-based mining company Black Mountain Metals has acquired the Lanfranchi nickel mine in Western Australia from Australian nickel miner Panoramic Resources for A$15.1 million.

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Chinese biochemical company signs MoU with Melbourne University

10 Oct 2018

The University of Melbourne has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Beijing First Biochemical Pharmaceutical (First Bio-Pharma) to fund research in Australia.

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Spain’s CaixaBank opens for business in Australia

10 Oct 2018

With the opening of its Sydney office, CaixaBank becomes the only major Spanish bank to have a presence in Australia.

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Lockheed Martin and Deakin University join forces to boost capacity of robotic exoskeleton

9 Oct 2018

US-based Lockheed Martin has partnered with Deakin University’s Institute for Intelligent Systems Research (IISRI) to work on improving the aerospace manufacturer’s FORTIS Exoskeleton

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