National civil and structural engineering player VDM Group Ltd has just completed a $12 million capital raising to fund an aggressive acquisition strategy and support current contracts worth nearly $70 million.
Having ridden the crest of a seemingly endless wave of positive sentiment and upward movement, the Australian Stock Exchange recently showed its first major signs of vulnerability in more than three years.
Western Australian companies, Mermaid Marine and Amcom, have provided evidence of the buoyant status of the state's economy with both forecasting significant earnings growth in the second half of 2006.
With the state’s two AFL teams continuing to attract blanket media coverage, and the rise and rise of football’s global codes, soccer and rugby, competition for Perth’s sponsorship dollar has never been stronger.
The Western Australian branch of the Australian Institute of Export will host the ‘Putting WA on the World’s Table’ seminar later this month, focusing on how the state’s food industry is achieving success in export markets.
Leading Perth residential apartment developer Finbar International Ltd has just completed the $21 million purchase of two new inner metropolitan sites, as its high density apartment model continues to benefit from the state’s property boom.
Former Churchill Capital managing director Patrick O'Connor is planning to raise $50 million via St George Growth Equities, a newly established investment company, spun out of the O'Connor-led St George Capital.
Western Australian-headquartered plantation timber manager ITC Group Ltd shares remain suspended from trading on the Australian Stock Exchange, ahead of an expected announcement next week, as takeover suitor Hatmore Pty Ltd increases its bid.
The University of Western Australia has added some significant corporate muscle to its Business School, with the appointments of Woodside managing director and CEO Don Voelte, and Alinta CEO Bob Browning to the board.
The ongoing issue of skill shortages in Western Australian industry is to be addressed with the announcement of a new multi-campus $8 million technical college to service the resources sector and the Pilbara community.
The state government's John Langoulant-led major stadia taskforce interim report was released today by Sport and Recreation Minister John Kobelke, with greenfield locations emerging as the favoured sites for a new 60,000 seat stadium.
Amid an increasingly competitive Western Australian sporting landscape, one essentially community-based brand has stood the test of time, and now the Jack Bendat-owned Perth Wildcats hopes to reassert itself in the sporting market.
Western Australia's Environmental Protection Agency today provided a dent to the aspirations of the Gorgon liquefied natural gas project partners off WA's Pilbara coast with confirmation of its decision to block the $11 billion project.
Western Australia continues to ride an economic and investment wave on the tide of a spectacular resources boom, with resource giants BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Woodside all committed to major projects in 2006 and beyond.