Australia
21 Jun 2017 NPR
Why is China snatching up Australian farmland?
China has replaced the United States as the second-largest foreign owner of agricultural land in Australia. (The U.K. is No. 1.)
14 Jun 2017 ABC
Super funds call for tougher rules for foreign investment in agriculture
Industry Super Australia claims foreign investors are cherry-picking the best Australian farming investments.
07 Jun 2017 WSJ
The Harvard yard sale: Private equity, real estate and New Zealand dairy farms
Private-equity giant KKR nears $70 million deal for some of the endowment’s farm holdings, including 8,500 acres of dairy farms on the South Island of New Zealand
30 May 2017 Australian
Canadian pension giant backs Corrigan’s Webster
Legendary waterfront warrior Chris Corrigan could soon have one of the world’s top investors — Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board — as the main shareholder in his Australian listed agricultural company, Webster Limited.
28 May 2017 Farmers Journal
Chinese spend $1.2bn on Australian agriculture
Chinese investors ramped up their investment in Australian agriculture last year, spending $1.2bn on farms and agribusinesses, a new report from KMPG and the University of Sydney has revealed.
16 May 2017 Weekly Times
Foreign investment in Australia’s agricultural land hits $4.6b
Investment in Australia’s agricultural land has soared to $4.6 billion, with the bulk of that coming from the US.
11 May 2017 The Land
Canada's PSP fund buys majority stake in Stahmann nut business
One of Canada’s biggest pension funds has teamed up with management of Australia’s largest pecan grower and processor, Stahmann Farms Enterprises.
03 May 2017 NBR
New Zealand Super Fund eyes Aussie rural land and diversification away from dairy
The New Zealand Superannuation Fund, which has bought up 21 local dairy farms as part of its push into rural land investment, is looking outside the dairy sector for its next foray, eyeing land used for beef and permanent crops and expansion into Australia.
01 May 2017 The West Australian
China’s agribusiness investment in Australia triples
China’s investment in Australian agribusiness has tripled in just a year as China strives to meet rising demand for high-quality food among its growing middle class. Major agribusiness deals included acquisition of the S Kidman & Co cattle empire and acquisition of Tasmanian dairy giant Van Dieman’s Land.
21 Apr 2017 FOE US
Activists and clients tell TIAA to stop investments linked to deforestation and displacement of local farmers
A coalition of environmental, human rights and family farm organizations delivered a letter with over 100,000 signatures to pension fund management company TIAA, expressing concerns over the company’s investments in farmland and palm oil.
21 Apr 2017 Institutional Investor
Protesters rally outside TIAA in New York to stop its farmland deals
Protesters paid a visit to TIAA’s New York headquarters Thursday, urging the firm to stop investing in farmland and companies with ties to palm oil.
23 Feb 2017 The Age
Victims put pressure on ANZ over the loss of their land
The ramifications of the land grab seven years ago, and the role of ANZ in financing the Phnom Penh Sugar (PPS) refinery, are still being felt today. Representative of victims are traveling to Melbourne to lobby ANZ's institutional investors for investigating their complaint against ANZ.


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