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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. 

House prices decline in February

Perth house prices fell slightly in February, in line with the national downward trend for the month, according to the latest data from CoreLogic.

Minister to suspend Perth council

Local Government Minister David Templeman will suspend The City of Perth council on Friday and is now in the process of determining the method of suspension, with two options on the table.

Decmil posts net loss, reshuffles board

Decmil Group has launched a major board restructure that includes the retirement of company founder Denis Criddle, as it posted an interim loss but pointed to strong revenue growth in the coming year.

Emeco hits first profit since 2013

Heavy equipment supplier Emeco Holdings has recorded its first period of net profit since 2013 as the company cited improving market conditions as a key driver of increased earnings.

Go2 locks in $16.5m agreement

Labour hire and construction services company The Go2 People has secured a contract to become the exclusive registered builder for a holiday home project on Dirk Hartog Island, off the coast of Western Australia near Shark Bay.

Sayers sells $101m Ausdrill stake

UPDATED: Ausdrill’s outgoing managing director Ron Sayers received $101.4 million overnight after selling his 10 per cent stake in the company he founded.

RTG in $US34m raising

Subiaco-based RTG Mining has raised $US34 million as the company aims to secure an interest in the old Panguna copper-gold project in Bougainville, while Azure Minerals also announced a capital raising worth $8.2 million.

Nahan calls for Perth council suspension

The City of Perth will seek to appoint a new acting chief executive at a special meeting tonight after Robert Mianich went on personal leave yesterday, just days after being appointed to the role.

ASIC seeking Superfunded liquidation

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has applied to the Federal Court to appoint a liquidator to local company Superfunded, owned by former financial adviser Mark Goldenberg.

Mining contractors post mixed results

Three local mining contractors have released their half-year results today with mixed outcomes, as Ausdrill posted a big increase in profit while MACA and Swick Mining both registered a decline in profit despite increased revenue.

Board moves: FMG, AHG, Capricorn

Automotive Holdings Group has selected current director Rob McEniry to replace outgoing chairman David Griffiths, while England-based Sebstian Coe will become a non-executive director at Fortescue Metals Group.

Perth tourism campaign launched

The state government has launched a new tourism marketing campaign for Perth focused on affordable hotel deals for east coast tourists.

App/Tech business of the week- Stuck

Stuck offers flexible roadside assistance from local automotive experts.

Divirgilio steps down at DVG

Japanese company IDOM will take over the day-to-day operations of DVG Automotive Group after chief executive Lou Divirgilio stepped back to focus on his role as chairman.

WA slips in world mining ranks

Western Australia has slipped in the latest rankings of an international survey that measures the impact of government policy on exploration and mining investment.

AHG upbeat on WA car market

Perth-based Automotive Holdings Group has flagged a slight reduction in profit for the half year, but the company said it had noticed increased confidence in the Western Australian car market.

RCR notches profit boost

Engineering contractor RCR Tomlinson has reported a big boost in profits for the half-year, propelled by a near doubling in revenue as the company increases its stake in the renewable energy sector.

Southern Ports Authority to be retained

A review of the Southern Ports Authority released today has shone a mostly positive light on the three-way merger, with only minor concerns related to the implementation flagged in the report.

Universal seeking $5m IPO

Perth-based tech company Universal Biosecurity is aiming to raise $5 million through an initial public offer to fund a two-year research and development program.

Nuheara posts positive results

Local tech firm Nuheara has posted positive half-year results, with significant growth in revenue and its gross profit margin as the company continues to expand internationally.

Seven Group up on WesTrac

Seven Group Holdings has lodged a big increase in earnings for the half-year, as improvements in the mining industry aided the strong performance of WesTrac.

Primary receives $37.5m takeover offer

After selling its Southern Cross gold operation last year, Chinese-owned Hanking Gold Mining has made a takeover proposal for Primary Gold worth $37.5 million.

NRW strong earnings but no dividend

Mining contractor NRW Holdings has recorded strong growth in underlying earnings for the half year, but has decided against paying a dividend to ensure debt is fully serviced.

Kin flags board restructure

Aspiring gold miner KIN Mining is still on the hunt for a new managing director after the resignation of Don Harper last week, with the company announcing a board restructure that will include an independent chairperson.

Saracen, Northern Star half-year results

Local gold producer Saracen Mineral Holdings has announced an impressive rise in net profit for the half-year, while Northern Star Resources has recorded a slight dip in earnings in its results.

Bass back with Eagle raising

SPECIAL REPORT: Four years after exiting the iron ore sector near the top of the boom, Charlie Bass has teamed up with a pair of experienced company directors for a new mining float.

Buzz builds over battery metals

SPECIAL REPORT: The strength of the battery metals industry is helping drive the state’s junior resources sector.

Red 5 in $4m takeover bid

Gold junior Red 5 has announced a hostile $4 million takeover bid for unlisted public company Bullseye Mining, which owns tenements near Red 5’s Darlot gold mine.

Positive return for Paladin

Uranium miner Paladin Energy made a positive return to the ASX today following a tumultuous period during which it announced a recapitalisation deal that left shareholders with 2 per cent of the company’s equity.

Finders takeover offer unconditional

Finders Resources’ major shareholder, Eastern Field Developments, has changed its hostile takeover bid for the copper miner to 'unconditional' status, with the Indonesian consortium continuing to raise concerns about the company’s Wetar project.

Junior miners raise $30m

Three Perth-based junior miners have tapped investors for more than $10 million, while gold explorer Crusader Resources will raise up to $US15 million ($19 million) as the company seeks a dual listing on London’s AIM.

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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.