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Tayler Neale

Tayler Neale was an online reporter at Business News. 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.  He joined Business News in 2017 and left to pursue further economic studies in 2019.

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.

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.

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.

Kidman studies show $1bn capex

Kidman Resources says development of its planned Kwinana lithium refinery and Mt Holland project near Southern Cross will cost up to $US755 million ($1.06 billion) and generate about 700 jobs.

Irvine writes his menu for On The Point

Mining services entrepreneur Neil Irvine has doubled down on his investment in the hospitality sector to take full control of the $40 million-plus On The Point precinct.

Xanadu wins top gong

Margaret River-based Xanadu Wines has claimed the coveted Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards, which were held last night.

Perth retains most affordable mantle

A new Housing Industry Association report has again labelled Perth as the most affordable capital city in Australia, but says WA’s first home buyers grant is not having the desired effect.

Small Perth players streak ahead of NBN

SPECIAL REPORT: A group of companies offering a faster alternative fixed-wireless internet service has dialled into a niche market.

Bis in acquisition, SMS merges with Rivet

Perth-based Bis has acquired mining services company UGM, while SMS Mining Services has merged with haulage provider Rivet Group.

Explaurum rejects Ramelius offer

The board of Explaurum has rejected a $59.2 million hostile takeover bid from gold miner Ramelius Resources, saying the offer is opportunistic and undervalues the target.

Abalone, Huon deals boost WA aquaculture

ASX-listed Huon Aquaculture has been granted a license to operate an aquaculture farm off Geraldton, while Fremantle-based Ocean Grown Abalone has awarded a $2.7 million contract to build a processing facility in Augusta.

Shopping centres’ big sales

Several major deals in recent months mark a surge of activity in the shopping centre space.

Irvine takes control of Beaumonde

Perth businessman Neil Irvine has moved to full ownership of Beaumonde Catering after buying out former managing director Brian Leyden.

57 Perth suburbs record price gain

Despite a fall in Perth’s median house price in the September quarter, nearly 60 suburbs bucked the trend to record a price increase, according to the latest data from Real Estate Institute of Western Australia.

Wood & Grieve acquired by Stantec

Wood & Grieve Engineers is set to be acquired by international company Stantec, nearly 60 years after the Perth-based company was established.

High mortgage delinquency in Perth

New data from Moody’s shows Perth mortgage delinquency rates are the highest in Australia, despite the capital city also holding one of the highest average incomes in the country.

Govt to sell TAB, tax WA betting

The state government has announced it will proceed with the sale of gaming agency TAB and introduce a new 15 per cent consumption tax on all betting in Western Australia.

Tech Scene- Fooduction

Fooduction is an online marketplace app where users can buy takeaway food items from nearby local restaurants and other establishments (with a licensed home kitchen).

Gascoyne flags board changes

Ian Murray has been appointed non-executive chairman of gold producer Gascoyne Resources, two months after announcing his retirement from Gold Road Resources.

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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.