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Melbourne ranked the least expensive Australian capital city for business travel

Melbourne is one of the least expensive Australian capital cities for international business travellers, according to an audit of expense reports by a US-based travel firm, Concur.

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Geelong is the new home for carbon fibre research

The Australian Future Fibres Research and Innovation Centre (AFFRIC) has opened two new buildings at its Geelong headquarters (an hour south-west from Melbourne) which will contribute to the city's aim of becoming a global centre for cutting-edge manufacturing.

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White Night Melbourne to return in 2014

Melbourne's popular and critically acclaimed White Night event will return in 2014 on Saturday 22 February.

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Melbourne to play host to Cricket World Cup Final in 2015

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that Victoria's iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will play host to the Final of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. The tournament will be celebrating its 40th year and will mark a long history of exciting competition and sporting excellence.

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Investment into Australia doubles over five years

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows into Australia has more than doubled over the five years to 2012 to US$231 billion, according to the latest annual data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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Liverpool FC gives Victoria’s economy a boost

The recent visit to Melbourne by the Liverpool Football Club has been a roaring success with more than A$10 million being generated for the local economy and attracting 10,000 international and interstate visitors.

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Shortlisted designs unveiled for Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station revamp

The six shortlisted entrants in the Flinders Street Station Design Competition are to be revealed to the public today, after being whittled down from a list of 118 in late 2012.

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Bizplay gamification brings games and business together

Bizplay (business play), an international symposium co-hosted by RMIT University, is set to be held at the European branch of RMIT University's Games and Experimental Entertainment Lab (GEElab*) in Karlsruhe, Germany.

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Tender process opens for Melbourne's East West Link

An official call for Expressions of Interest has been released for Stage One of Melbourne's East West Link infrastructure project.

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Sister city relationship between Melbourne and Ōbu* (Aichi, Japan)

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the sister-State relationship between the City of Port Phillip and Ōbu city in the Aichi prefecture in Japan.

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Clean Energy Finance Corporation to fund new wind farm in Victoria

The Australian Government's Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has announced funding for a major new wind farm in south-west Victoria.

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Melbourne's RMIT University receives breakthrough EU funding

RMIT University in Melbourne has received more than A$5 million to fund a European Union program. The program, known as the Architecture, Design and Art Practice Training Research (ADAPT-r) international research training network, is designed to build on advanced skills in architecture, design and art.

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