Perth-based companies NRW Holdings and Bathurst Resources have been elevated to the S&P Australian Stock Exchange top 200 index as part of ratings agency Standard and Poor's quarterly re-weighting of key indices.
Transport Minister Troy Buswell has announced a joint venture featuring contracting group Downer EDI has won its third significant road maintenance deal, this time a $152 million contract in the Kimberley.
The Master Builders Association says it cannot support the introduction of a carbon tax from July 1 unless cost impacts and uncertainties relating to building are properly addressed and compensated for.
Mali-focused gold explorer Papillon Resources has added resources industry stalwart Ian Middlemas to its board of directors as company chairman, while at the same time announcing a $4.75 million capital raising.
Natural gas infrastructure developer APA Group says it will spend up to $140 million over the next two years building a gas storage facility near Dongara, one of two new state government initiatives designed to boost the state's energy security.
West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says the government decided to lift royalty rates fully aware it could lose in GST revenue, while Treasurer Wayne Swan has conceded he knew of Mr Barnett's plan as early as last year.
Around 150 employees of national kitchen and laundry appliance retailer Kleenmaid Group face an uncertain future as administrators are appointed to the company after the global financial crisis hits sales and margins.