The share price of West Perth-based Anvil Mining Ltd closed down 11.3 per cent as a review by the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo into the nation's 61 mining contracts is due to be handed to the country's mines minister today.
Booragoon-based labour hire firm Total Staffing Solutions Ltd has announced plans to raise $7 million through its initial public offer, with funds raised used for the acquisition of a 51 per cent stake in recruitment company Mining People International.
This week the Treasurer and Ministers for Trade, Health and Aged Care faced their opposite numbers in debates. Meanwhile, the final preference deals were made and Mersey Hospital re-opened as the PM and Opposition Leader attended another soldier's funeral
West Perth-based private company Asia Resources 168 Ltd has signed a farm-in deal with Carnegie Minerals Plc, which will see the UK-based company fund a nickel and iron exploration program on Asia Resources' tenements on Indonesia's Obi Island.
Funding problems surrounding West Perth-based Sphere Investments Ltd's Guelb el Aouj iron ore project in Mauritania have been resolved, with one party to a joint venture planning to take a 49.9 per cent stake deciding to go it alone.
It's been a bumper day for capital raisings on the Australian Securities Exchange, with six Western Australian mining and mineral services companies in the midst of raising $250 million in additional funding.
In a week where three Western Australian resources companies made their debuts on the Australian Securities Exchange, Leederville-based gold explorer Midwinter Resources NL has come out on top - up 72 per cent on its offer price.
This week, as Prime Minister John Howard incurred the wrath of dog-walkers and Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd was ticked off by angry choristers, the economy remained the number one issue as the consumer price index was released.
The recently-retired managing director of iron ore hopeful Grange Resources Ltd, Geoff Wedlock, has been appointed to the board of Sundance Resources Ltd as a non-executive director, the company has announced.
Shares in Burswood-based gold and nickel explorer Tectonic Resources NL have risen 16 per cent after raising around $3 million through scrip issues to Melbourne-based Lion Selection Ltd and West Perth-based Jabiru Metals Ltd.
Selling commonwealth land to property developers and using the funds to make housing interest payments tax deductible would be a good political decision for an incoming government, according to Satterley Property Group chief executive Nigel Satterley.
The company behind the Safeties Nature Nappy, Ascot-based SeNevens International Ltd, has announced plans to raise $2.2 million in an initial public offer to help fund future product development, marketing, purchase of equipment and working capital.
East Perth-based bauxite explorer Bauxite Resources Ltd has remained steady in its debut on the Australian Securities Exchange, closing up 0.5 cents after raising $7.5 million in its initial public offer.
Benjamin Franklin said there were only two certainties in life, death and taxes. Both were on the political agenda in the first week of the six-week federal election campaign, with the leaders of both major political parties in campaign mode.
The share price of Perth-based biotech firm Actinogen Ltd has fallen again in the company's second day of trade on the Australian Securities Exchange, closing today at 31 cents, down 19 cents from its offer price.
The State Government has approved the Greater Bunbury Regional Scheme, providing a plan for land use in the area, after a long process including consultation with the local governments of Bunbury, Capel, Harvey and Dardanup.
Supermarket warehouse supply chain business Metcash Ltd has sold the remaining 12 of its former Action supermarkets in Western Australia for between $40 million and $45 million, the company has announced.
As the ALP's Robert McClelland had his black armband torn off and the Prime Minister prepared to sport a grey one, WA's CCC euthanised some careers, rail lines were in a coma and voters still don't know how long they have left.