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Japanese seafood giant acquires A$24.99 million stake in Australian agribusiness

30 May 2018

Japanese seafood giant Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui) announced it has acquired a 14.99% share of Australian prawn farmer Seafarms Group for A$24.99 million.

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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 50 per cent above 2011.

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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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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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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 Coast suburb of Yatala.

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Biofuel seed crop powered by Canadian agtech to be grown in Australia

12 Feb 2018

Agrisoma Biosciences (Agrisoma), a Canadian agtech company, has partnered with Qantas to invest in Australia’s first commercial aviation biofuel seed crop.

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Australian almond plantation acquired by London private equity firm

9 Feb 2018

UK-based Cibus Fund has purchased a 400-hectare almond orchard in Victoria, Australia for an undisclosed price.

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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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Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan buys Australian avocado farm

1 Feb 2018

Canada-based Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) has acquired Jasper Farms, one of Australia’s largest avocado producers, for an undisclosed amount.

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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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