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Tayler Neale

Tayler Neale is the online reporter at Business News. He also reports on junior mining and the business of sport.  Tayler completed a bachelor of commerce and a bachelor of economics at the University of Western Australia in 2015, majoring in corporate and investment finance, international business economics and money and banking. He previously worked as a journalist at the Albany Advertiser. 

Navitas battle just warming up

Navitas co-founder Rod Jones attacked the company’s earnings forecasts at today’s annual meeting, as chairman Tracey Horton was narrowly re-elected with 50.8 per cent of the vote.

Kin updates $10.4m offer

Gold explorer Kin Mining says it has received commitments from a group of unnamed shareholders to underwrite $8 million of its planned entitlement offer.

New CEO for City of Perth

The commissioners running the City of Perth have appointed an acting chief executive, with local government consultant Murray Jorgensen set to take the reins.

Northern Star lobs $150m deal to Tribune, Rand

Northern Star Resources has made a $150 million offer to move to full ownership of the East Kundana joint venture gold project near Kalgoorlie.

Pilbara Minerals set to approve expansion

Lithium producer Pilbara Minerals has resolved to approve the stage two expansion at its Pilgangoora mine once all necessary approvals and funding have been secured.

Navitas rejects $2bn takeover

The board of Navitas has rebuffed a $2 billion takeover offer from a consortium of investors, which includes co-founder Rod Jones, saying the deal is well below its valuation of the education services company.

Ramelius lifts Explaurum offer to $73m

Ramelius Resources has increased its takeover bid for gold-focused Explaurum, with the miner making an indicative $73.4 million offer after its first proposal was rejected.

Hopkins to take charge at AMA

National automotive services business AMA Group has struck a $68 million deal with new investors, which includes a big share selldown by management, after Perth-based Andrew Hopkins became the company’s chief executive.

Capricorn flags board changes

Gold-aspirant Capricorn Metals has announced a board restructure, which includes the retirement of managing director Heath Hellewell and founding director Peter Langworthy.

Streeter backs two Perth explorers

Terry Streeter-chaired Moho Resources is set to list on the ASX tomorrow, while the experienced mining executive has also been appointed to the board of Chile-focused explorer Emu.

Westminster plans expansion with equity investment

Perth-based Westminster Insurance Brokers is confident of future growth after national player Coverforce took a minority stake taken in the business.

Quay Perth set to open in 2019

The redevelopment of the former New Esplanade Hotel near Elizabeth Quay is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2019, with the new facility set to feature a rooftop bar and co-working spaces.

Orica reveals Burrup delay

Explosives manufacturer Orica has revealed technical issues at its half-owned ammonium nitrate plant in the Pilbara will cause a production delay of more than 12 months.

International tourists bypass WA

International tourists spent nearly $250 million less in Western Australia during the 2018 financial year than during the previous 12 months, new data from Tourism Research Australia shows.

Green wins national EY award

Power Ledger co-founder Jemma Green has been named as EY’s fintech entrepreneur of the year at the national awards in Sydney last night, while Melbourne-based Jo Horgan took out the main award.

Mixed signals for Perth house prices

Two sets of data out today have sent mixed signals about the Perth property market, with Reiwa figures revealing a lift in house prices in October, while Corelogic says they fell for the month.

Perth inflation rises to 1.2%

Perth’s annual inflation rate has hit its highest mark in nearly three years, driven by rising electricity prices in the September quarter, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Power Ledger wins world tech comp

Perth-based blockchain company Power Ledger has claimed top honours at an international technology competition run by English entrepreneur Richard Branson.

Rand calls for panel review

Orders from the Takeovers Panel forcing Rand Mining to sell its $60.1 million stake in closely linked gold miner Tribune Resources have been put on hold following a review application.

Quintis recapitalisation deal completed

The $145 million Quintis recapitalisation deal was completed today, handing control of the sandalwood company to its creditors, led by US group Blackrock.

5G to challenge NBN: ACCC

The consumer watchdog says 5G mobile technology could become a substitute for the National Broadband Network, on the same day NBN Co launched its new business-grade product.

Delta, Brajkovich secure WA work

Melbourne-based Delta Group has been awarded two contracts in Western Australia, with a $4.2 million demolition job for the state government and work for CBH Group.

Perth CEO sacked by commissioners

UPDATED: Former City of Perth chief executive Martin Mileham says he is considering legal action after being sacked suddenly by the commissioners running the council yesterday.

Nicheliving refreshes ASX listing plan

Property developer Nicheliving has hit the restart button on its planned ASX listing, after making several major changes to the business, including announcing plans to appoint a new corporate adviser and auditor.

Alkane deal breaches hostile Explaurum bid

Alkane Resources is set to take an $8 million stake in takeover target Explaurum via a share placement that breaches the conditions of Ramelius Resources’ hostile bid.

QBE report calls Perth house price rise

A fall in Perth house prices over the next 12 months will be followed by modest growth and an overall 5 per cent improvement by 2021, according to a new housing outlook report.

Carnegie cuts new Tag deal

Carnegie Clean Energy will take a reduced stake in ASX-listed Tag Pacific in exchange for the Perth company’s battery storage and microgrid business, after the parties agreed to remove a $2.2 million cash component from their original deal.

Tech Scene – AtlasTrend

AtlasTrend is a fintech investing platform, which opens up access to active managed investing. Users can invest online in one or more managed funds made up of a portfolio of international shares.

Talison nears deal on legal dispute

Talison Lithium and Global Advanced Metals have reached an in-principle settlement deal in their legal dispute over expansion plans for the Greenbushes mine.

Infratil weighs-up Perth Energy sale

New Zealand-based investment group Infratil is considering selling its majority stake in local electricity provider Perth Energy, which recently returned to profit after running at a loss for the past three years.

RAC invests in $15m EV chargers

The Royal Automobile Club of WA has invested in Sydney-based Chargefox’s $15 million rollout of electric vehicle charging stations across Australia, which includes two in Perth.

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Terrace Hotel set to close down

The Terrace Hotel, which restored the heritage St Georges House in 2012, is set to shut its door from tomorrow afternoon, Business News understands.

Perth accountant pleads guilty to fraud

Perth accountant Neil Alessandrino has pleaded guilty to a rolled-up fraud charge in the District Court this week.

Western suburbs house prices set to rise

Moody’s Analytics is forecasting continued weakness in Perth's residential property market this year but a return to positive growth in 2019, with Perth’s western suburbs and Mandurah tipped to be the best-performing regions.

Perth house prices on the way up

Perth house prices were up 0.3 per cent in March, and have risen in four of the past six months, according to the latest data from CoreLogic, adding to hopes of a sustained improvement in the residential property market.

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Design change for Swan River bridge

The state government has approved design alterations to the Swan River pedestrian bridge in an attempt to cut $4 million in construction costs, while also announcing further delays to the bridge’s opening date.

Margaret River Gourmet Escape set to end

Western Australia's premier food and wine event, Margaret River Gourmet Escape, will be held in its current form for just one more year, with the state government planning a reconfigured event that includes the Swan Valley in 2019.

Byrnecut slams payroll changes

Byrnecut executive chairman Steve Coughlan has slammed the state government’s decision to crack down on payroll tax exemptions, saying his company will no longer receive the exemption for courses being undertaken by 1,200 employees.

Crowdfunding available for startups

UPDATED: Australian startups will now be able to raise capital via crowdfunding sources after the corporate watchdog today approved the first batch of licences allowing companies to act as intermediaries in the process.