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Latest from Austrade Australia’s manufacturing industries evolve to access global opportunities
15 Dec 2017
To embrace the impact of global manufacturing led by digitally driven products and services, Australian businesses are adopting new strategies and evolving their operations to access new opportunities ...
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Economic analysis Australia’s economic outlook remains strong relative to OECD peers
14 Dec 2017
The Australian economy continues to grow at a solid pace, according to the latest OECD Economic forecast summary (November 2017).
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Australia Unlimited feature Cutting-edge design with a conscience
14 Dec 2017
Designer Brodie Neill has taken his childhood passion for furniture-making and turned it into an international career, creating innovative pieces that could help to save the oceans.
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Investor Update UK ICT investment into Australia: 2017 highlights
13 Dec 2017
British-Australian collaboration in the ICT sector remains strong, with many UK companies choosing Australia to establish Asia-Pacific regional headquarters due to the availability of highly skilled w ...
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Investor Update Sumitomo Chemical to buy Botanical Resources Australia
13 Dec 2017
Japanese chemical giant Sumitomo Chemical group has spent approximately ¥15 billion (A$177 million) on Botanical Resources Australia, a Tasmanian pyrethrum business.
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Economic analysis The diverse international activities of Australian businesses
12 Dec 2017
One of the features of Australia's International Business Survey (AIBS) - now in its fourth year - is that the survey provides an overview of a wide range of international activities of Australian fir ...
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Economic analysis A close look at AIBS respondents
12 Dec 2017
The AIBS series of surveys seeks to understand more about our internationally-active firms and this blog on the 2017 survey introduces the majority of our respondents – 941 internationally active comp ...
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Economic analysis AIBS 2017: A new survey of Australia’s internationally-active businesses
12 Dec 2017
A new report produced by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and based on data drawn from Australia’s International Business Survey (AIBS) series was released today.
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Insights Insight - Why Australian startups should start looking at Malaysia
8 Dec 2017
Malaysia is rapidly emerging as a key market for startups, thanks to a wide array of government initiatives to transition the country to a digital economy.
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Education news Growing interest in Myanmar for Australian education and training
8 Dec 2017
Austrade Myanmar recently held the Australia Universities Outreach to International Schools seminar in Yangon, for a group of 12 Australian universities. There was strong participation and a high leve ...
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Australia Unlimited feature New glue seals wounds in seconds
7 Dec 2017
Australian scientists have invented a gel that seals wounds and stops bleeding – both internally and externally – within 60 seconds. The breakthrough glue has the potential to revolutionise emergency ...
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Investor Update Hitachi investing A$1.25bn in Australian ‘social innovation’ to 2020
7 Dec 2017
Hitachi has committed A$1.25 billion to ‘social innovation’ projects in Australia to 2020, and has already invested around A$875 million in 2016–17, primarily to mining technology projects, as reporte ...
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Investor Update NEC Australia wins the 2017 Investment Award
6 Dec 2017
Minister Steven Ciobo MP announced NEC Australia as the winner of the 2017 Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment’s Investment Award.
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Media releases Australian Exporter of the Year (Ministerial)
6 Dec 2017
I am pleased to announce Ego Pharmaceuticals is the 2017 Australian Exporter of the Year. The dermatological products maker, which increased sales to China 179 per cent in 2016–2017, won the title las ...
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Media releases 2017 Beryl Wilson Austrade Scholarship winner (Ministerial)
4 Dec 2017
I am pleased to announce Ms Ying Gao as the winner of the 2017 Beryl Wilson Austrade Scholarship for Women in International Business.
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Economic analysis Australia’s Better Life Index is among the highest in OECD countries
1 Dec 2017
Australia performs well in many indicators of well-being relative to most other OECD countries in the Better Life Index, an Index constructed by the OECD to compare well-being across countries that dr ...
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Investor Update Foreign investment the focus of Northern Australia Investment Forum
1 Dec 2017
Agribusiness and food, resources and energy, and tourism infrastructure were the focus of the second Northern Australia Investment Forum, held in Cairns on 19-21 November 2017.
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Australia Unlimited feature This is rocket science
30 Nov 2017
Australia is blasting off into the space age, thanks to Flavia Tata Nardini. Her company, Fleet Space Technologies, is creating what she calls a “digital nervous system” in space, launching hundreds ...
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Insights Insight - Brazilian investors: coming to a farm near you?
27 Nov 2017
Foreign investment in agriculture in Australia is essential for regional development, increased sector productivity and building agricultural export markets. It is one of the federal and state governm ...
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Media releases Senior investment specialists appointed (Ministerial)
27 Nov 2017
Four new senior investment specialists have joined the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Austrade. They will work with a fifth senior investment specialist, who started earlier this year, to ...
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