Australia
24 Jun 2015 Le Monde
Le plus grand terrain du monde est à vendre pour 290 millions d’euros
Une trentaine d'acheteurs venus de Chine, du Canada, des Etats-Unis, d'Amérique du Sud, d'Indonésie, de Suisse et d'Australie sont en compétition pour ces 11 millions d'hectares.
23 Jun 2015 Daily Mail Australia
The biggest property sale on earth
One of the world's largest farms is up for sale in Australia, with bidders hailing from China, the US, Canada, the UK, Switzerland, South America and Indonesia
18 Jun 2015 Australian Financial Review
China backs Northern Australia Asia foodbowl push
China has backed turning northern Australia in to a food bowl for Asia saying the free trade deal will aid Chinese investment in farms in the region.
17 Jun 2015 AFP
La Chine et l'Australie signent un accord de libre-échange
Les investisseurs privés chinois pourront injecter jusqu'à un milliard de dollars australiens sans feu vert préalable du conseil de surveillance des investissements étrangers, avec quelques exceptions pour les terres agricoles et les entreprises agroalimentaires.
15 Jun 2015 The Australian
Barnaby Joyce draws line in the soil on foreign farm buyers
Australian Ag Minister supports banning all foreign governments and foreign state-owned companies from buying Australian farmland, saying such acquisitions could “undermine the national interest”.
01 Jun 2015 Farm Weekly
Rural agents bet on farmland boom
Competition is growing between Australia's major rural land selling agents as major institutional and private investors seek to gain a foothold in the growth area of agriculture.
25 May 2015 Financial Review
Cargill's Black River enjoys more Australian farmland profits
A hedge fund run by an arm of the world's largest agricultural company, Cargill, has enjoyed another strong profit from its Australian farming investment – the land and logistics company BFB Group.
18 May 2015 ABC
Chinese company Kimberley Agricultural Investment sows first crops in Ord Stage 2
Of the 600 hectares of farmland that KAI has cleared and prepared, roughly 250 hectares will be dedicated to the chia, with sweet sorghum to be planted next.
04 May 2015 Australian Financial Review
Chinese investor plans to spend $100m on beef
One of China’s largest beef producers, Honda Agriculture, is looking to buy up to $100 million worth of cattle property in Australia over the next 12 months.
27 Apr 2015 FIN Alternatives
New Australian agribusiness fund targets U.S. investment
Alternative investment management firm Blue Sky is targeting North American institutional investors with a new strategy that will invest in Australian agriculture and related industries.
22 Apr 2015 West Australian
Green tape could kill Ord farm
A Chinese company developing farm land in the Ord River area has warned it will not proceed with the project under a raft of conditions set out by Australia's environmental watchdog.
20 Apr 2015 Financial Review
Canadian fund buys McCamley stations
One of Canada's largest pension funds, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, has made its first rural land purchase in Australia through central Queensland's Hewitt Cattle Company.

Australia
  • Le Monde | 24 Jun 2015 Le plus grand terrain du monde est à vendre pour 290 millions d’euros

    Une trentaine d'acheteurs venus de Chine, du Canada, des Etats-Unis, d'Amérique du Sud, d'Indonésie, de Suisse et d'Australie sont en compétition pour ces 11 millions d'hectares.

  • Daily Mail Australia | 23 Jun 2015 The biggest property sale on earth

    One of the world's largest farms is up for sale in Australia, with bidders hailing from China, the US, Canada, the UK, Switzerland, South America and Indonesia

  • Australian Financial Review | 18 Jun 2015 China backs Northern Australia Asia foodbowl push

    China has backed turning northern Australia in to a food bowl for Asia saying the free trade deal will aid Chinese investment in farms in the region.

  • AFP | 17 Jun 2015 La Chine et l'Australie signent un accord de libre-échange

    Les investisseurs privés chinois pourront injecter jusqu'à un milliard de dollars australiens sans feu vert préalable du conseil de surveillance des investissements étrangers, avec quelques exceptions pour les terres agricoles et les entreprises agroalimentaires.

  • The Australian | 15 Jun 2015 Barnaby Joyce draws line in the soil on foreign farm buyers

    Australian Ag Minister supports banning all foreign governments and foreign state-owned companies from buying Australian farmland, saying such acquisitions could “undermine the national interest”.

  • Farm Weekly | 01 Jun 2015 Rural agents bet on farmland boom

    Competition is growing between Australia's major rural land selling agents as major institutional and private investors seek to gain a foothold in the growth area of agriculture.

  • Financial Review | 25 May 2015 Cargill's Black River enjoys more Australian farmland profits

    A hedge fund run by an arm of the world's largest agricultural company, Cargill, has enjoyed another strong profit from its Australian farming investment – the land and logistics company BFB Group.

  • ABC | 18 May 2015 Chinese company Kimberley Agricultural Investment sows first crops in Ord Stage 2

    Of the 600 hectares of farmland that KAI has cleared and prepared, roughly 250 hectares will be dedicated to the chia, with sweet sorghum to be planted next.

  • Australian Financial Review | 04 May 2015 Chinese investor plans to spend $100m on beef

    One of China’s largest beef producers, Honda Agriculture, is looking to buy up to $100 million worth of cattle property in Australia over the next 12 months.

  • FIN Alternatives | 27 Apr 2015 New Australian agribusiness fund targets U.S. investment

    Alternative investment management firm Blue Sky is targeting North American institutional investors with a new strategy that will invest in Australian agriculture and related industries.

  • West Australian | 22 Apr 2015 Green tape could kill Ord farm

    A Chinese company developing farm land in the Ord River area has warned it will not proceed with the project under a raft of conditions set out by Australia's environmental watchdog.

  • Financial Review | 20 Apr 2015 Canadian fund buys McCamley stations

    One of Canada's largest pension funds, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, has made its first rural land purchase in Australia through central Queensland's Hewitt Cattle Company.



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