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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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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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