Is Australia Open for Business? Archer Daniels Midland knocked back on Australia’s GrainCorp

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In early December, the Australian Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey announced he would not approve Archer Daniels Midland’s proposed takeover of grain handler GrainCorp. It was a decision that was closely watched by those in the financial markets both in Australia and abroad. The decision was made hot on the heels of newly elected Prime Minister Abbot’s statement during his victory speech that “Australia is under new management” and “open for business.”