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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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Strategic investment in Victorian app developer from top US healthcare co.

18 Oct 2019

Major US healthcare provider HMS is investing US$7.5 million in Australian digital health company, MedAdvisor, in a move that could help tackle the global issue of patient non-adherence to medications ...

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Australian agtech startup SwarmFarm wins global accolade

18 Oct 2019

Australian agtech innovation was in the spotlight recently when SwarmFarm Robotics founder Andrew Bate was awarded third place in the Agripreneur of the Year contest at the 2019 Future Agro Challenge ...

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Rise in demand for Australian fresh fruit to the Philippines

17 Oct 2019

Australian fresh fruit producers can take advantage of newly approved local cold treatment facilities and increased flights to boost exports to the Philippines.

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Online marketplaces unlock export opportunities in ASEAN

17 Oct 2019

Australian exporters interested in ASEAN markets should get online and tap into a regional e-commerce sector that is expected to hit US$102 billion in the next five years.

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Planting the digital seeds of success in China

8 Oct 2019

A partnership between Austrade and Hort Innovation Australia is supporting horticulture growers and exporters to build reputation and market share in China.

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Review of financial assistance to SME exporters

3 Oct 2019

On 3 October 2019, the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, announced Ms Anna Fisher will undertake a review of the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) sch ...

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Australia: A land of food innovators

1 Oct 2019

Renowned for clean, green and safe food production, Australia provides a strong foundation for developing ground-breaking products and technologies. Strong expertise has been developed through the cou ...

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FTAs Making a Splash for Olive Oil Exports

26 Sep 2019

Australia’s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) helped South Australian olive oil grower and packager Oleapak to kickstart its international business. The company has grown tenfold since it started exporting ...

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AFUEE Japan 2019 event and insight report

20 Sep 2019

The Australian Future Unlimited Education Exhibition (AFUEE) is Austrade’s flagship education event in Japan, held in Tokyo and Osaka. This report collects data and insights from the exhibition in add ...

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Education and skills update in Vietnam 2018-2019

9 Sep 2019

This update, jointly produced by the Department of Education and Austrade, highlights a series of activities organised to support the National Strategy for International Education 2025 and AIE2025.

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Alchemy Cordial Drinks to Export Success

9 Sep 2019

Australia’s free trade agreements have helped Queensland business Alchemy Cordial to find new markets for its cordials and syrups. Exports now comprise 15 per cent of the company’s turnover.

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The Philippines continues to prepare for the future of work

9 Sep 2019

Austrade Manila recently organised a Future of Work Symposium on behalf of Macquarie University in Makati City, Philippines. The symposium focused on the implications of the future of work on the labo ...

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Insight – Austrade and Export Finance Australia help defence companies go global

6 Sep 2019

Government support for Australia’s defence industries is on the increase, as two government agencies extend collaboration.

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Insight – Thailand launches economic transformation plan and increases R&D investment

4 Sep 2019

The Royal Thai Government has launched a comprehensive new economic-transformation strategy, called ‘Thailand 4.0’. The 20-year plan is designed to promote and support innovation, creativity, research ...

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Insight – Overseas R&D programs a viable export route for Australian defence contractors

4 Sep 2019

Increases in global defence spending are creating fresh opportunities for Australian companies to participate in overseas defence-innovation programs – especially in North America.

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How to win friends and improve healthcare across a region

3 Sep 2019

For more than 16 years, Australian-born company Aspen Medical has been quietly growing its export business to have a major footprint across the world.

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New visa rule means 5-day turnaround time for major investors

30 Aug 2019

Companies with major investments in Australia can quickly bring skilled employers into Australia to fill temporary shortages, after implementation of a change to the Accredited Sponsor Scheme for the ...

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Observations from a Trade Commisioner: Scott Morriss — Austrade Tokyo

30 Aug 2019

Scott Morriss, Trade Commissioner in Tokyo manages the Japanese Business Development team in the education sector. The team recently hosted an education agent roundtable to discuss trends and gather m ...

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Australian doctors tackle brain aneurysms with artificial intelligence

29 Aug 2019

A new global partnership between Japanese artificial intelligence (AI) specialists, a US scanner manufacturer and Australian clinicians could dramatically improve diagnoses of a common, fatal brain co ...

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