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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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Australian Space Agency seals deal with Airbus to foster innovation and skills

8 Oct 2018

The Australian Space Agency (ASA) and Airbus have signed a statement of intent that will see the European aerospace corporation provide support for space discovery, technology development and connecti ...

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Coca-Cola acquires Australian kombucha manufacturer

28 Sep 2018

Coca-Cola Company has acquired South Australia-based kombucha maker Organic & Raw Trading Co., maker of the MOJO brand, for an undisclosed sum.

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British company buys Australian dips manufacturer Yumi’s

26 Sep 2018

George Weston Foods (GWF) has acquired Australian dips manufacturer Yumi’s Quality Foods for an undisclosed amount from Anacacia Capital, Sydney-based private equity firm.

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French engineering giant DORIS establishes Asia-Pacific HQ in Australia

18 Sep 2018

DORIS Engineering (DORIS), a global leader in providing upstream engineering services to the oil and gas industry, has opened an Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Perth.

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UK fintech ‘unicorn’ establishes Australian office to access Asian markets

17 Sep 2018

Ebury, a billion-dollar British fintech company specialising in international payments, foreign exchange and import lending facilities, has opened an office in Sydney to expand into Asian markets.

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US pharma giant teams up with University of Western Australia on cancer therapies

14 Sep 2018

UWA and Merck Sharp & Dohme partner on immunotherapy treatments

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Power couple: China’s Goldwind partners with UNSW on wind technology test lab

5 Sep 2018

China’s largest wind energy company Goldwind has teamed up with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to establish Australia’s first wind power test lab.

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US company invests in biotech startup from James Cook University

3 Sep 2018

Paragen Bio, a biotech startup focused on treating autoimmune diseases, has attracted a A$6 million investment from US-based AbbVie Ventures, Brandon Capital’s Medical Research Commercialisation Fund ...

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Airbus forms local partnerships to support Australia’s space industry

31 Aug 2018

European aerospace corporation Airbus has confirmed its long-term commitment to Australia’s space sector by announcing two new partnerships.

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General Motors Holden invests A$28 million in Australian engineering talent

30 Aug 2018

General Motors Holden will invest an extra A$28 million in Australian operations, creating 150 new engineering jobs in a bid to fast track the onset of autonomous vehicles, electric cars and widesprea ...

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Accenture opens Canberra innovation hub for defence and national security

20 Aug 2018

US consultancy firm Accenture has opened an innovation hub for defence and national security in Canberra.

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