The state’s nickel laterite mining sector received a confidence boost from an unlikely source recently when Canadian nickel giant Inco threw its weight behind junior miner Heron Resources’ $1.4 billion Kalgoorlie nickel project.
Local China business experts say a recent spat between Western Australian iron ore developer Fortescue Metals Group and its Chinese partners is unlikely to have a major impact on the Australia-China trading relationship.
One of Western Australia’s biggest recruiters has warned employers, particularly those in the construction industry, to be more proactive in their employment solutions in light of the worsening skills shortage situation.
National retailers Coles Myer and Woolworths may have received a referendum-delivered blow to their supermarket expansion plans in Western Australia last month, but the pair’s growth has not been entirely unchecked in recent years.
Investors remained at first unconvinced as the irrepressible chairman of Fortescue Metals Group, Andrew Forrest, moved to play down recent market concern regarding the viability of the company’s proposed $1.85 billion Pilbara iron ore project.
Rare earths may not be illustrious minerals in the Australian mining industry yet the essential commodities have quietly attracted the attention of a couple of renowned Australian mining names of late.
Looking to capitalise on the recent success of Australian musical acts in the US, a growing line-up of Australian bands, including a strong contingent of acts from Western Australia, is blazing a trail to one of the world’s largest music markets.
The Western Australian-based academics behind a new rail competition study hope their research will not only help to solve Australia’s infrastructure crisis but also draw significant global interest as well.
A shipping market riding high on the commodities wave has prompted UK shipper Braemar Seascope Group plc to expand its global presence with the purchase of Australian-based dry cargo shipbroker Seawise Australia for $A8.7 million (£4.6 million).
One of Western Australia’s more colourful public companies, Tony Barlow, is back from voluntary administration; but rather than continuing to sell up-market menswear it is now exploring for oil and gas in Texas.