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Goldwind invests in the largest wind project in Australia
12 Jul 2017
Leading Chinese wind turbine manufacturer, Xinjiang Goldwind (Goldwind), is investing A$110 million to acquire Australia’s largest wind development projects, Victoria’s Stockyard Hill Wind Farm, fro ...
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Education news
Observations from a Senior Trade Commissioner: India
10 Jul 2017
Indian parents’ global ambitions for their children are a well-established driver of inbound undergraduate student numbers to Australia, however opportunities are also emerging to increase Masters and ...
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Economic analysis
Trade Winds
10 Jul 2017
This week’s readings include recent Australian essays on Asia, reports on the education opportunity in India and emerging technologies.
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Investor Update
Spanish agricultural biotech invests in Australian agtech
7 Jul 2017
The Spanish agricultural biotech R&D company, Symborg, has invested in Australian agricultural biotech company, thinkbio.
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Thailand is enamoured with Aussie mandarins
7 Jul 2017
Demand for Australian fruit, especially mandarins, continues to increase in Thailand, on the back of targeted trade promotional campaigns like the annual ‘Australia Now! In Season’ initiative.
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Success stories
Equinix is meeting Australia’s business needs for more data at faster speeds
5 Jul 2017
Equinix has invested approximately US$400 million in Australia and currently operates five data centres in Australia – four in Sydney and one in Melbourne – servicing the growing business populations ...
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Success stories
MTR transforms Australia’s largest cities with world-class fast and frequent trains
5 Jul 2017
Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation is one of the world’s leading multinational railway companies. In 2015, MTR serviced more than 3.5 billion passengers on railway networks in Hong Kong, Sweden, the UK, Chin ...
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Success stories
Mitsui & Co. played a pivotal role to develop and expand Australia’s export commodities
5 Jul 2017
Mitsui was the first Japanese company to invest in Australian coal mines in the 1960s. Mitsui initially partnered with Thiess to develop and invest in the Moura coal mine in Central Queensland, just s ...
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Success stories
Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, made Australia its largest base outside the US
5 Jul 2017
Celebrating its 90th anniversary in Australia in 2017, Boeing has invested approximately A$1 billion in its Australian operations over the years.
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Success stories
Ferrero builds on its 40 year investment with a commitment to Australian communities
5 Jul 2017
Ferrero Australia started in 1974 and since that time has sold in Australia and New Zealand famous Ferrero brands such as Tic Tac, Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, Kinder Surprise and Bueno.
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Success stories
Tasmanian startup gets a boost in Bosch’s first global agtech investment
5 Jul 2017
In 2016, Tasmanian agricultural technology startup, The Yield, received A$2.5 million from one of Europe’s largest conglomerates, the Bosch Group on top of a seed investment of $500,000 in 2015.
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Success stories
Chobani invests in the future of Victoria’s dairy industry
5 Jul 2017
Global CEO and Founder of Chobani, Hamdi Ulukayai, said Chobani chose Australia as its first international market because of its ‘amazingly high-quality milk’ and knowledge of ‘Australia’s passion for ...
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Procore opens its first international office in Sydney
4 Jul 2017
Procore, a leading US provider of cloud-based applications for the construction industry, has opened an office in Sydney.
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Investor Update
Rinnai Australia opens major manufacturing facility
3 Jul 2017
Rinnai Australia, the wholly-owned subsidiary of hot-water systems manufacturer, Rinnai Japan, has opened a major ‘next generation’ manufacturing facility in Victoria, creating 160 new jobs.
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Education news
China’s online payment platforms facilitating spending in Australia
3 Jul 2017
China’s home-grown online payment platforms — led by Alipay and WeChat — are fast replacing cash and promise new opportunities to facilitate spending in Australia.
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Latest from Austrade
Mining opportunities in the Philippines likely as policies are reviewed
3 Jul 2017
Recent regulatory changes and new policies for the Philippines mining sector, which includes an increased focus on adopting environmental and socially responsible standards, may create opportunities f ...
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Economic analysis
Trade Winds
3 Jul 2017
This week’s readings focus on technologies adopted by business, and other drivers of change including the rise of a global middle class.
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Australian energy expertise in demand in Vietnam
30 Jun 2017
Vietnam is keen to explore collaborative partnerships with Australian businesses as it focuses on ensuring energy supply and security to support its economic expansion.
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Economic analysis
Developments in global FDI flows
30 Jun 2017
Back at the start of June, UNCTAD released the 2017 edition of the World Investment Report (WIR). While last year’s WIR reported a surge in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in 2015 on the back ...
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Investor Update
Marriott opens Aloft Hotel in Perth
30 Jun 2017
US-headquartered Marriott International has opened the first of its Aloft branded hotels in Australia. The new 224 room hotel is located in Springs Riverdale, close to the central business district in ...
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