Twenty Perth companies are set to list on the ASX next year, but for most the 2012 listing comes later than expected.
Of the 21 Perth-based companies mentioned on the ASX's 'upcoming floats' list, 18 were originally expected to have listed by the end of 2011.
Perth-based application developer Filter Squad's Discovr apps have cracked the 1.5 million downloads mark, coinciding with the release of Discovr movies today.
The newest app completes a trilogy from the company which released Discovr Music in January and Discovr Apps in July.
Western Australia continues to have the fastest growing population in the country, increasing by 2.4 per cent or 55,800 people in the year to 30 June 2011, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data released today.
International subsea engineering company Wood Group Kenny has won an $8 million front end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the subsea development of Hess Exploration's Equus offshore deepwater gas project in the Northern Carnarvon Basin.
Environment minister Bill Marmion has backed the Environmental Protection Authority's decision to reject a Central West Coal proposal to develop a coal mine south of Eneabba.
Five appeals were received in objection to the EPA decision.
Following a successful $3 million initial public offering, WA minerals explorer Goldphyre Resources today listed on the ASX, with shares dropping from an initial price of 20 cents to close at 16 cents.
Apache Corporation today confirmed it has signed a deal with ANZ Bank to buy the 65 per cent interest in Burrup Holdings once held by the Oswal Group.
ANZ, which was owed nearly $900 million by the Oswal family, seized the stake in the company a year ago.
Contractor Macmahon Holdings has upsized its syndicated financing facilities from $240 million to $475 million, following a successful half year with the confirmation of around $1.7 billion of new business won.