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US investor acquires stake in luxury Australian lodge brand

23 Jan 2019

An affiliate of US-based private equity firm KSL Capital Partners has invested in Australian luxury hotel brand Baillie Lodges.

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Japanese tech titan Hitachi joins Western Sydney precinct project

3 Dec 2018

Japanese technology conglomerate Hitachi has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the NSW Government to collaborate on the development of the Western Parkland City and Western Sydney Aerotr ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Benchmark Report 2018 promotes Australia as a leading global economy

2 Feb 2018

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) has launched Australia’s new Benchmark 2018 report.

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