Sam Walsh joined the board of Mitsui in March 2017.

Foreign capital boosts growth

Japanese trader Mitsui & Company’s stake in a range of local businesses illustrates the long-term influence of foreign investors in the growth of the state’s export industries.

Mitsui’s interests include in iron ore, where it has joint ventures with both BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, in energy through the North West Shelf Venture, and a range of agribusinesses.

One longstanding relationship is with another Japanese entity, Mitsubishi Corporation, with which Mitsui has a 50-50 stake in MiMi (Japan Australia LNG).


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