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Strong jobs growth continues

Western Australia's unemployment rate has fallen by a surprising 0.9 per cent in the month of December, while job numbers were up for a record-equalling 15th consecutive month nationwide, with economists giving positive assessments of the labour market.

Scaffidi back to work

City of Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi says she is focused on diversifying the city’s economy away from the mining industry as she returns to work after a four-month absence.

WA unemployment up 0.6%

Western Australia's unemployment rate rose to 6.6 per cent in November despite 8,500 jobs being created, while the national unemployment rate has remained unchanged even though the economy added far more jobs than expected in November.

AWE in the midst of a takeover battle

Mineral Resources has launched a $484 million takeover bid for oil and gas group AWE amid the ongoing battle for control of the Waitsia gas field north of Perth.

WA economy on the mend

The Australian economy expanded at a slower-than-expected rate in the three months to September, however WA’s domestic economy appears to be on the mend, growing 0.9 per cent for the quarter.

Rio appoints new chair, updates strategy

Mining giant Rio Tinto has appointed former Anglo-American Plc executive Simon Thompson as its new chairman to succeed incumbent Jan du Plessis.

AWE shares jump on takeover bid

Shares in oil and gas group AWE have jumped more than 20 per cent following a $430 million takeover bid from a Chinese state-owned energy corporation.

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Scaffidi back to work

City of Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi says she is focused on diversifying the city’s economy away from the mining industry as she returns to work after a four-month absence.

AWE in the midst of a takeover battle

Mineral Resources has launched a $484 million takeover bid for oil and gas group AWE amid the ongoing battle for control of the Waitsia gas field north of Perth.

WA economy on the mend

The Australian economy expanded at a slower-than-expected rate in the three months to September, however WA’s domestic economy appears to be on the mend, growing 0.9 per cent for the quarter.

Strong jobs growth continues

Western Australia's unemployment rate has fallen by a surprising 0.9 per cent in the month of December, while job numbers were up for a record-equalling 15th consecutive month nationwide, with economists giving positive assessments of the labour market.