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A bumper year for Australian FDI

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

Australian software and IT services FDI on the rise

Year-on-year increases in inward FDI have been recorded in the Australian software and IT services sector between 2009 and 2013, and figures from the first six months of 2014 suggest that this trend is set to continue.

Australia takes new direction as mining industry slows

Australia takes new direction as mining industry slows

While the boom times in Australia’s mining industry may have abated, foreign investors are still finding favour in different sectors, not least because of the country’s close ties with other markets in the Asia-Pacific. 

GEOFFREY CONAGHAN

Victoria agent-general looks to get state due recognition

Despite contributing 25% of Australia's GDP, the state of Victoria tends to struggle to make its attractions known. Its agent-general tells Courtney Fingar how he hopes to change this situation throughout Europe from his London office.

Show of confidence from Brisbane officials on economic outlook

The long-term outlook for Brisbane's liquefied natural gas sector is good, and the wider economy is set to grow, according to Steven Silvester, the director of investment attraction at Brisbane Marketing Economic Development Board.

Australia lures US investors

FDI into Australia in 2013 is back on an upwards trajectory, thanks to interest from the US.

Australia's mining boom is over, says Nexia Australia

A downturn in demand from Asia-Pacific is likely to lead to a slowdown in the previously unabated growth of the Australian mining sector, according to accounting and consultancy firm Nexia Australia.

Embassies make promotional play

Embassies turn their hand to investment promotion

As the capacity for embassies and diplomats to target and attract investment grows, countries are becoming increasingly eager to restructure their operations in a bid to best utilise these new promotional agents.

South Australia refines its FDI strategy

South Australia's government has set up a promotional agency in a bid to attract more FDI to the region.

Global business conditions worsen for mining sector: Behre Dolbear

Australia, Canada, Chile and Brazil still provide investors with the most stable political and economic conditions for investing in mining, but an annual ranking by an international mining advisory firm shows that the investment climate in the sector has deteriorated since 2010.

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