James Stuart

Doubts over China’s economic strategy

A China expert with the Centre for Independent Studies is warning of serious flaws in the Chinese economic growth strategy as its economy booms.

Australian eyes on Vietnam

Vietnam was once billed as Asia's next economic tiger, but double-digit inflation, a ballooning trade gap, tumbling share prices and banking sector concerns have dampened expectations to a large degree.

Contract losses for Unisys

There has been a dramatic changing of the guard in Western Australia's IT consulting sector, with one-time industry heavyweight Unisys suffering a big loss of contracts and staff over the past year.

Westoz, LinQ rare bright spots in a difficult year

This time last year, fund managers in Perth were talking bullishly about continued strong investment returns and plans to rapidly expand funds under management.

Wickham barristers set up shop in new chambers

Law chambers Wickham Chambers appears to have been disbanded, ending a 20-year history with its barristers splitting up to join several other law chambers in Perth.

Deloitte names new partners

Accounting firm Deloitte has bolstered its Perth practice with the appointment of four new partners, highlighting its growth in the mid-tier mining sector and insolvency.

Avita targets Mexico, Greece

Avita Medical, which formed after the merger of Clinical Cell Culture and Visiomed Group, has new contracts under way in Greece and Mexico.

$360m medical research investment

More than 1,500 medical and scientific researchers are expected to be working in the Nedlands research precinct following completion of a $360 million investment program.

Good returns for forests, ports

The federal government's Productivity Commission has released its evaluation of the financial performance of 86 government trading enterprises across Australia.

Eden expands fuel blend business into US

Perth-based green energy firm Eden Energy Ltd has established a new US subsidiary to lead the production and promotion of its 20/80 hydrogen/natural gas fuel blend.

Pressure mounts at airport estate

Privately owned Perth company Pressure Dynamics is aiming for rapid growth after completing a new facility at Perth Airport's industrial estate.

Opportunities emerge in the Americas

Austrade's recently appointed regional director for the Americas is bullish on Australian trade opportunities in the region.

Sarich donates $20m to medical research

A $20 million donation by businessman Ralph Sarich will help fund a new $360 million research precinct at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre in Nedlands.

ISA buys IBM technology

Bentley-based information technology company ISA Technologies has become the first organisation in the southern hemisphere to use revolutionary new IBM Cell chip technology for high performance computing and visualisation.

WA businesses cool on emissions trading scheme

Western Australian business has not warmed to the federal government's proposed emissions trading scheme, with warnings that the policy could drive billions of dollars of investment offshore.

Rising dollar mixed bag for business

As the Australian dollar nears parity with a declining US dollar, the consequences for Western Australian importers and exporters are mixed.

DTI Group awarded QLD contracts

Perth based DTI Group Ltd has reinforced its position as a market leader in mass transit video surveillance systems by winning new contracts in Australia and Europe.

Sinosteel sets precedent

Following Chinese steel company Sinosteel's announcement that it had secured majority control in iron ore miner Midwest Corporation last week, questions have been raised regarding the potential of future acquisitions of WA mining companies.