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Australian green hydrogen attracts major investment from Japanese giants

8 Dec 2020

Three of Japan’s largest corporations have invested in green hydrogen projects in Australia, confirming the country’s growing global status as a supplier of hydrogen from renewable sources.

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China Grand Pharma signs A$400m commercial partnership with Telix Pharma

2 Dec 2020

China Grand Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Holdings Limited has signed a A$400 million licence and strategic commercial partnership with Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited, an Australian biotech firm.

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Novartis signs US$50 million commercial deal with Australian biotech firm

26 Nov 2020

Novartis has signed an exclusive US$50 million worldwide licence and collaboration agreement with Australian regenerative medicine company Mesoblast.

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BJSS opens first Asia-Pacific office in Australia

24 Nov 2020

UK technology and engineering consultancy BJSS is opening an office in Australia, its first location in the Asia-Pacific region. Based in Melbourne, Victoria, the office will support the company’s exi ...

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Fujitsu expands data centre investment in Australia

23 Nov 2020

Fujitsu is growing its data centre investment and capabilities in Australia as more businesses move their data into offsite data centres to support the rise in remote working due to COVID-19.

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Equinix opens new US$54m data centre in Perth

18 Nov 2020

Perth’s growing importance as a strategic part of Australia’s internet infrastructure has prompted digital infrastructure company Equinix to open a new US$54 million data centre in the city.

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Bombardier Lands New MRO Facility in Australia

10 Nov 2020

Canadian global transportation company, Bombardier, is building its first Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) facility in Melbourne, Victoria. Based in Essendon Fields, the 50,000 square-foot facility w ...

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South Korean financial giant makes first renewable energy investment in Australia

9 Oct 2020

South Korea’s Hana Financial Investment has invested A$320 million in the 162-megawatt Columboola solar farm in Queensland.

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Swiss subsidiary to accelerate medtech development in Australia

6 Oct 2020

Swiss medtech manufacturer 41medical has set up a subsidiary in Australia to help accelerate the development and commercialisation of Australian-born medical devices.

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Ovolo to open second hotel in Melbourne

2 Oct 2020

The spirit of the Seventies will rock Melbourne in early 2021, when Hong Kong’s Ovolo Group opens its second property in the city.

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Accor brings first Fairmont property to Australia

30 Sep 2020

Accor is developing its first Fairmont property in Australia in partnership with Chiodo Corporation.

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Enesi Pharma & Uni of Adelaide to fast-track development of world-first Zika virus vaccine

22 Sep 2020

UK biotech firm Enesi Pharma and The University of Adelaide are working together to accelerate the development of a vaccine for the Zika virus.

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DHL Express opens new A$50m service centre

21 Sep 2020

DHL Express has opened a new 8,600-square-metre service centre in Australia to support the growing number of Australian companies doing international business.

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Australia to welcome boutique hotel brand lyf

10 Sep 2020

A new boutique hotel brand is set to open in Australia in 2022, when Singapore-based Ascott Limited opens its first lyf property in Melbourne, Victoria.

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Asahi Beverages to build A$45m recycling plant with Australian partners

1 Sep 2020

Japan’s Asahi Beverages has entered into a joint venture with Australia’s Pact Group Holdings and Cleanaway Waste Management to build a A$45 million recycling plant in regional New South Wales.

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UK investment group takes majority stake in Queensland solar farm

31 Aug 2020

UK investment group United Green has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in the Rodds Bay Solar Farm from the current project owner, Renew Estate.

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Janssen & Monash Uni team up on novel medicine to reduce maternal mortality

20 Aug 2020

Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. and Monash University have entered into an R&D agreement to accelerate the clinical development of a novel medicine that can save the lives of women in childbirth.

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Amazon expands Australian operations with fifth fulfilment centre

19 Aug 2020

Australia’s love affair with online shopping has spurred e-commerce giant Amazon to expand its operations in the country.

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5B secures investment to accelerate rollout of clean energy tech

12 Aug 2020

Australian innovator 5B is accelerating the development and rollout of its flagship clean technology solution Maverick after securing A$12 million in a Series A investment round.

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Israeli startup chooses Australia to trial pollinating robots

4 Aug 2020

The absence of bumblebees in Australia was a major reason why Arugga AI Farming chose the country to trial its robotic pollinators.

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