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Verizon chooses Australia for its Asia-Pacific cyber security facility

4 Apr 2017

US telecommunications multinational Verizon has strengthened its cyber security capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region by opening a new security operations centre in Canberra.

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Canadian pension fund continues to invest in Australian cattle stations

3 Apr 2017

Australian agriculture continues to be an important asset category for Canadian pension funds, as demonstrated by the latest Canadian fund–backed investment by Hewitt Cattle Australia (HCA).

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Leading UK and local investors to open new Brisbane hotel

28 Mar 2017

UK-based InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in partnership with Pro-invest, a leading hospitality investment platform in Australasia, have announced plans to open a new Holiday Inn Express hotel in B ...

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US-based cyber security company UpGuard launches Sydney office

21 Mar 2017

UpGuard, an Australian-founded cyber security startup, is opening an Asia-Pacific headquarters in Sydney, five years after moving to Silicon Valley.

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US and Australian organisations partner to streamline border security through data analytics

16 Mar 2017

US-headquartered global IT company, Unisys, is joining forces with CSIRO’s Data61 to develop an advanced data analytics solution to streamline Australia’s border security assessments.

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Acciona invests A$262 million to acquire Australian engineering and construction company

15 Mar 2017

Spain’s Acciona plans to invest approximately A$262 million to acquire Australian engineering and construction group, Geotech. The acquisition helps expand Acciona’s presence in Australia and paves th ...

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Huawei partners with James Cook University

9 Mar 2017

China’s leading ICT solutions provider, Huawei, is partnering with James Cook University (JCU) to develop the latest connectivity innovation through Australia’s first Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT) lab in C ...

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US DevOps consultancy opens Melbourne office to tap into Australia’s digital transformation

8 Mar 2017

Contino, a US-based enterprise DevOps and cloud transformation consultancy, has opened an office in Melbourne to take advantage of investment opportunities in digital transformation.

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Indian multinational invests in Australian irrigation agtech company

28 Feb 2017

Observant Technology, a world-leading Australian company specialising in precision water management for farms, has reached a landmark investment deal with Jain Irrigation, an Indian multinational with ...

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Israeli drone company flies into Western Australia’s mining hub

24 Feb 2017

Industrial drone company Airobotics has established its first overseas entity in Perth, Western Australia, to service clients in Australia’s mining and resources sector.

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Board members announced for Northern Australia Cooperative Research Centre

22 Feb 2017

The Australian Government has announced the board members of the A$75 million Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia, which is responsible for attracting beneficial resear ...

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FUJIFILM and Australian stem cell company partner to commercialise treatment for graft-versus-host disease

20 Feb 2017

FUJIFILM Corporation of Japan and Cynata Therapeutics, an Australian stem cell and regenerative medicine company, have executed a license option agreement to develop and commercialise one of Cynata’s ...

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Chinese group plans to invest up to A$1 billion in Australian agriculture

14 Feb 2017

New Hope Group (New Hope), China’s largest privately owned agribusiness, has announced plans to invest up to A$1 billion in Australian agriculture by 2020.

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Korea Zinc Company invests in Australia’s renewable energy sector

13 Feb 2017

Sun Metals Corporation, a subsidiary of Korea Zinc Company, is developing a 100MW solar farm to supply power to its zinc refinery in Townsville, northern Queensland.

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Dutch solar company plans to invest A$48 million in new Australian energy plants

1 Feb 2017

Renewable energy company Photon Energy NV has announced plans to construct two new solar power plants in New South Wales.

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Global shipbuilder forms Australian subsidiary, opens local office

30 Jan 2017

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, one of three companies shortlisted for the Department of Defence’s SEA 5000 Phase 1 (Future Frigate) project, has formed an Australian subsidiary, Fincantieri Australi ...

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US drone and aerial data company enters Australian market

25 Jan 2017

Australia’s agricultural, environmental and energy industries are set to benefit from the opening of a Sydney office of PrecisionHawk, a global provider of commercial drone and drone–data platforms.

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Australia’s 2017 Benchmark Report now available

25 Jan 2017

The Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo MP, launched Australia’s 2017 Benchmark Report in New York City as part of the G’day USA program.

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Japan’s Hitachi Zosen to acquire majority stake in Osmoflo Group

24 Jan 2017

Hitachi Zosen, a Japanese industrial and engineering corporation, is acquiring a majority shareholding (70 per cent) of Osmoflo, a leading Australian desalination and wastewater treatment company.

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RocketSpace to open tech startup campuses in Australia

23 Jan 2017

San Francisco’s RocketSpace – the US startup accelerator that helped launch tech companies such as Uber and Spotify – is opening its first Australian campuses in 2017.

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