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Government app to help protect consumer rights

A free smartphone application developed by Consumer Protection will help WA shoppers easily access information about their rights under the new Australian Consumer Law.

Listings come late for Perth companies

Twenty Perth companies are set to list on the ASX next year, but for most the 2012 listing comes later than expected.

nearmap.com captures WA mining boom

Australian-based spatial content company nearmap.com has completed a capture of 5,000 square kilometres of high resolution photo maps over Australia’s economic engine room in WA’s north-west.

Discovr reaches 1.5 million downloads, releases new app

Perth-based application developer Filter Squad’s Discovr apps have cracked the 1.5 million downloads mark, coinciding with the release of Discovr movies today.

WA records country's fastest growing population

Western Australia continues to have the fastest growing population in the country, increasing by 2.4 per cent or 55,800 people in the year to 30 June 2011, according to Australian Bureau of Statist

Wood Group Kenny wins $8m Equus contract

International subsea engineering company Wood Group Kenny has won an $8 million front end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the subsea development of Hess Exploration’s Equus offshore deep

Marmion rejects Central West Coal appeals

Environment minister Bill Marmion has backed the Environmental Protection Authority’s decision to reject a Central West Coal proposal to develop a coal mine south of Eneabba.

Goldphyre lists on ASX after $3m IPO

Following a successful $3 million initial public offering, WA minerals explorer Goldphyre Resources today listed on the ASX, with shares dropping from an initial price of 20 cents to close at 16 ce

Sunbird closes $9m IPO early and oversubscribed

Perth-based junior Sunbird Energy announced today it has closed its $9 million initial public offering (IPO) early after being oversubscribed.

Wolf to raise $80m in bank finance

Perth-based specialty minerals company Wolf Minerals will raise $80.1 million through debt fund facilities to finance construction of its Hemerdon tungsten and tin project in Southwest England.

Apache to buy 65% stake in Burrup

Apache Corporation today confirmed it has signed a deal with ANZ Bank to buy the 65 per cent interest in Burrup Holdings once held by the Oswal Group.

Macmahon secures $475m funding facility

Contractor Macmahon Holdings has upsized its syndicated financing facilities from $240 million to $475 million, following a successful half year with the confirmation of around $1.7 billion of new

Downer looks west for new directors

Two prominent WA women have been appointed as non-executive directors at national engineering and infrastructure provider Downer EDI.

Emergent partners with Chinese investor

Emergent Resources has formed a new exploration and development company (NewCo) with Chinese company International Natural Resources (INR), which will seek ASX listing in 2012.

Tox Free buys DoloMatrix for $58m

Osborne Park-based Tox Free Solutions says it is set to become the national leader in the hazardous waste industry after announcing a deal to purchase DoloMatrix International for $58 million.

Solco withdraws $4m rights issue

In a bad sign for the renewable energy market, Perth-based solar power specialist Solco has withdrawn a $4 million rights issue offered last month due to price instability in the solar market.

Skywest expecting 20 per cent revenue increase

Skywest Airlines is feeling the effects of the mining boom, announcing today it expects a 20 per cent revenue increase for the current half year and it will expand its fleet by five aircraft next y

Southern Cross Goldfields raises $3.3m

Southern Cross Goldfields has completed a $3.3m capital raising to fund the completion of a feasibility study at its Marda gold project and exploration at the Copper Bore VMS copper-gold project.

Burswood to become Crown Perth

Crown Limited executive chairman James Packer today announced Burswood Entertainment Complex will change its name to Crown Perth next year.

Interstate tourism to WA down 30%

The number of interstate leisure visitors to Western Australia has declined a massive 29.6 per cent over the past year, according to data released today by Tourism Research Australia.

Robson, Fletcher join museum board

Outgoing University of Western Australia vice-chancellor Alan Robson has been appointed WA Museum chairperson for a four-year term.

ZYL receives partner and takeover expressions of interest

ZYL Limited has received two unsolicited expressions of interest from industry participants to partner with or acquire the company.

Independence Group raises $118m

Independence Group has completed a $118 million capital raising to fund construction and development at its part-owned Tropicana gold project.

Paul Hallam appointed to Gindalbie board

Former Fortescue Metals Group senior operations executive Paul Hallam has been appointed a non-executive director at Gindalbie Metals as the company prepares to commission its flagship Karara iron

Mako, Transerv and Tamaska sell Canadian asset for $20m

Mako Energy, Transerv Energy and Tamaska Oil & Gas, as the Alberta Joint Venture (AJV), will sell an 80 per cent interest in parts of its Duvernay Shale gas and Rock Creek oil projects in Canad

Antaria takes new strategic direction

Advanced materials developer Antaria will change its focus from research and development to providing customer solutions based on the company’s technology.

Reports call for deregulated trading hours

A University of Western Australia report has found trading hours in WA should be fully deregulated, adding to a recent Productivity Commission report that also advocated deregulation.

Dwelling commencements down 6.8%

Australian dwelling commencements in the September quarter fell 6.8 per cent from the June quarter to 35,672 units, seasonally adjusted, official figures show.

Matsa receives Chinese investment in Dundas project

Exploration and feasibility work will commence at Matsa Resources’ Dundas iron ore project with significant investment from Chinese manufacturer Shandong Shanshi International Trading through its s

World's largest offshore simulator opens in Perth

The world’s largest offshore industry marine simulated training centre was today opened at Bibra Lake by Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

Algae.Tec gets $6m backing

Clean energy company Algae.Tec today received $6 million backing from La Jolla Cove Investment to be drawn down over a three-year period.

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WA records country's fastest growing population

Western Australia continues to have the fastest growing population in the country, increasing by 2.4 per cent or 55,800 people in the year to 30 June 2011, according to Australian Bureau of Statist

Reports call for deregulated trading hours

A University of Western Australia report has found trading hours in WA should be fully deregulated, adding to a recent Productivity Commission report that also advocated deregulation.

Interstate tourism to WA down 30%

The number of interstate leisure visitors to Western Australia has declined a massive 29.6 per cent over the past year, according to data released today by Tourism Research Australia.