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Australia’s drought policy is of little benefit to investors

The Australian government’s interventions in the sector to subsidize farmers struggling with drought may ultimately do more harm than good.

Rocketing energy costs threaten to deter Australian ag investment

High energy prices are eating up increasing amounts of farmers' cash at a time when policy is in flux, warn two distinct pieces of research.

NSW Deputy Premier: ‘There is always room for foreign investment in Australian ag’

Speaking exclusively to Agri Investor, NSW National Party leader and deputy premier John Barilaro tells us the state is promoting overseas inflows and the ongoing drought should not eclipse success stories.

Australian ag lobbies join forces to boost farm gate value to $74bn

Agribusiness Australia’s CEO tells us the opportunity to invest in the country’s agriculture is ‘still strong’ as the group teams up with the National Farmers’ Federation to drive growth.

Australian sellers give up on auctions due to costly foreign investment regulations

Requirement to be government-approved means overseas buyers face bill of up to A$100,000 before they can take part in farm sales.

Australian parliament launches inquiry into superfund ag investment

The agriculture committee will try to pin down what is holding back the country's superfunds from investment in the sector.

Australia announces tax changes in rebuff to foreign ag investors

Overseas buyers will no longer be eligible for some tax concessions through Managed Investment Trusts, prompting fears in the investment community.

Off-market deals ‘under threat’ from new Australian regulations

Greater scrutiny on foreign investment is complicating sales of assets that are not publicly advertised, which a blue-chip manager says account for one-fifth of its usual pipeline.

IMF highlights agri’s economic importance after Zimbabwe trip

“The recovery in agriculture and mining will drive growth this year,” according to a statement from the organization.

Jay Clayton confirmed as SEC chairman

The Sullivan & Cromwell private equity partner will succeed Mary Jo White as head of the US regulatory agency.

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