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.
Western Australian wineries have continued their recent run of success, with Howard Park’s Janice McDonald crowned the Gourmet Traveller winemaker of the year and Frankland Estate's Judi Cullam claiming the Len Evans award last night.
The Property Council of Australia has welcomed proposed laws governing apartment projects in entertainment precincts, but has expressed caution about where the policy applies and its impact on planning approvals.
Shares in local gold stocks Tribune Resources and Rand Mining have soared today, after each announced special dividends worth a combined $250 million, following an adverse ruling by the Takeovers Panel on Monday.
An improved result in Western Australia, despite challenging market conditions and continued falls in brick selling prices, has helped building materials company Brickworks boost underlying net profit to $223.7 million for the 2018 financial year.
SPECIAL REPORT: WA’s 30 gold miners achieved a small increase in aggregate output last year with the state’s biggest producer, Newmont Mining, making up about a sixth of this at 1.1m ounces, research by Business News has found.
Gold producer Resolute Mining has appointed Sabina Shugg as a non-executive director, while new data from the Australian Institute of Company Directors has revealed an uptick in female participation on ASX 200 boards.
Perth mining executive Michael Ruane is seeking a board spill at Empire Resources, less than two months after the gold miner was forced to restructure its board due to a push from a separate group of dissident shareholders.
Northern Star Resources has announced the acquisition of a gold mine in Alaska for $US260 million ($347 million) from Japanese group Sumitomo, along with a $175 million share placement to fund the purchase.
The state government has shortlisted three consortiums to build and maintain 246 new railcars during the next decade, while choosing Bellevue as the preferred site for the associated manufacturing facility.
RCR Tomlinson has revealed the details of a $57 million write-down at one of its solar projects, with the contractor today announcing a $16.1 million loss for the 2018 financial year and a $100 million capital raising to help cover the cost overruns.
Local gold producers Saracen Mineral Holdings and Silver Lake Resources have announced solid growth in profits for the 2018 financial year, while Western Australia-focused St Barbara also registered a positive result.
The market has welcomed a strong annual profit report and positive outlook for Monadelphous, even though the engineering contractor has warned its construction revenue will fall after a big surge in work on the Ichthys LNG project in Darwin last financial year.
Mining equipment company Imdex has attributed a big jump in revenue for the 2018 financial year to improved market conditions in the resources sector and growing interest in the company’s technology offerings.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.