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Chinese investment in Australian ag slows to trickle in 2018

Only $85m of deals were made by Chinese investors into Australian agriculture, part of an overall decline in investment in all sectors of 37.6%.

Australian animal activism reminds of the need to be squeaky clean

Vegan protests and criticism of the live export trade are making headlines in the country again. They are a reminder of the need to be whiter than white when it comes to animal welfare.

Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company confirms first Australian investment

SALIC has bought a large aggregation from the Nicoletti in a deal that also represents its investment into sheep production.

GrainCorp planned demerger to raise questions over Long-Term Asset Partners takeover

ASX-listed GrainCorp has received ‘no recent definitive update’ on LTAP’s mysterious A$10.42-per-share offer.

First State Super and VicSuper launch merger talks to create A$115bn superfund

The merger would create Australia’s second-biggest superfund if it proceeds, behind only AustralianSuper and ahead of QSuper.

Ex-Blue Sky directors launch new fund manager backed by Pinnacle – exclusive

Nick Waters and Patrick Hayden will be co-managing partners of Brisbane-headquartered Riparian Capital Partners, Pinnacle Investment Management's first ag-focused affiliate.

Equilibrium closes indoor ag fund on $336m

The firm's principal and chairman, Dave Chen, says European LPs have 'home-field advantage' in appreciating the potential for large-scale controlled environment agriculture.

China and US hold biggest foreign stakes in Australian water

A new register for foreign interests has found China and the US each hold 1.9% of the total water entitlement on offer in Australia.

CPC sells Queensland cattle property as Terra Firma continues search for buyer

Sell-down of CPC’s portfolio continues, leaving the firm with 11 properties as it continues to look for a buyer.

NCREIF: Australian ag returns fall for second successive year in 2018

The latest Australian Farmland Index paints a positive picture for Australian agriculture, although drought conditions in the east are hitting returns in some cases.
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