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Sydney surfs the tech wave

Technology thrives on the flow of talent, ideas and money, and Sydney is building on its widespread appeal to build a strong tech ecosystem that adds another international dimension to the city’s economy, writes Douglas Clark.

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View from Europe: Foreign investors should not be property price scapegoats

Foreign investors are often blamed for sky-rocketing real estate prices. But the truth is more complex, according to two new pieces of research, as Martin G Kaspar reports.

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Australia reaps the HQ dividends

High-profile companies, particularly those in the tech industry, are increasingly choosing Australia as the location for their Asia-Pacific headquarters. Douglas Clark investigates why.

Australia takes global lead for renewable electricity projects

For the first eight months of 2017, Australia was the leading country in the world for number of renewable energy electricity projects, according to fDi Markets.

Australia rises to second most popular Asia-Pacific HQ destination

Singapore has been the most popular Asia-Pacific headquarters location from 2014 onwards, according to fDi Markets, but Australia is closing the gap.

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Work visas versus protectionism: the winners and losers

As global business takes stock of Brexit and headline-grabbing US policy decisions, working visas are ripe for reform. Some countries are already benefiting, as Erika Morphy reports.

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Sydney takes smart route to expanding horizons

Sydney's population growth rate is such that it will soon no longer be able to spread outwards. To accommodate this rise, data and technology are increasingly being used to provide solutions. Douglas Clark reports on the city's smart thinking.

Not for sale: Australia and New Zealand crack down on foreign real estate buyers

Land purchases are a controversial area of foreign investment into Australia and New Zealand. Now the governments of both countries are increasing regulation of their real estate markets to favour local buyers.

UK FDI in Australian IT on the rise

UK-based investment into the Australian software and IT services sector increased steadily between 2012 and 2014.

A bumper year for Australian FDI

Australia is becoming a prime destination for investment, according to the latest FDI data.

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