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Singapore serviced-apartment giant adds glamour to North Sydney skyline

18 Oct 2019

Singapore-based, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), is investing A$202.2 million in a new, 48-storey freehold serviced residence in North Sydney’s CBD. Ascott is one of the world’s largest international lod ...

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Luxury resort’s A$120m upgrade revitalises storm-damaged Whitsundays tourism

14 May 2019

The Daydream Island resort in the Whitsunday Islands has reopened after a A$120 million rebuild by owners, China Capital Investment Group. The island and its iconic ‘living reef’ resort were badly dam ...

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Strong Australian tourism spurs A$330m Olympic site hotel buy-in

18 Mar 2019

Paris-based insurance company, AXA, is purchasing four landmark Australian hotels in a deal worth A$330 million. In the largest hotels acquisition in Australia in 12 months, the French multinational i ...

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Australian duty free business acquired by Korea’s Lotte

25 Jan 2019

South Korean retail travel giant Lotte Duty Free has acquired JR/Duty Free in Australia and New Zealand for an undisclosed sum.

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Westin begins Australian growth phase with new Brisbane hotel

17 Dec 2018

US hotel chain Marriott International has opened a 299-room Westin hotel in Brisbane.

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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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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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New direct flights to boost visitor numbers into northern Australia

20 Jun 2018

New direct flight routes between Singapore and Broome, and Shenzhen and Darwin are expected to boost visitor numbers into northern Australia.

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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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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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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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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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