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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.

Mining, energy take IPO reins

SPECIAL REPORT: A significant uptick in the number of resources stock floats in WA mirrors a national trend driven by improved investor sentiment and rising commodity prices.

Decmil wins $277m EPC solar contract

Decmil Group has finalised a $277 million contract with Chinese group Maoneng to build a 255-megawatt solar farm in NSW, eight months after signing a memorandum of understanding for the project.

WA secures $126m for training

The state government has signed up for the Commonwealth’s vocational training fund, which will provide up to $126 million in matched funding for a planned incentive scheme to boost apprenticeships and traineeships.

Monadelphous chosen for $450m panel

Monadelphous is one of three contractors to have been appointed to a panel for $450 million of water projects in regional NSW, and has secured its first contract under the program.

Williams to hit Hopman Cup

US tennis star Serena Williams is the latest high-profile player to commit to the upcoming Hopman Cup, with the news coinciding with data showing an increase in the number of tourist visits to Western Australia.

SCA in $270m Perth shopping spree

Sydney-based SCA Property Group has purchased four Perth shopping centres for a combined $269.4 million as part of a larger deal with ASX-listed Vicinity Centres.

Court blocks FMG report access

Fortescue Metals Group has failed to get its hands on a crucial engineering report at the heart of a legal dispute with Canadian company TransAlta Corporation.

Rio approves $2.1bn iron ore spend

Rio Tinto and its joint venture partners have given the green light to invest $2.1 billion across two iron ore projects that will employ 1,200 people in the Pilbara.

Regis pulls pin on Capricorn deal

Regis Resources has withdrawn its $85.3 million takeover proposal for Capricorn Metals, after the gold aspirant’s largest shareholder, Hawke’s Point, rejected the indicative deal.

Eastern Goldfields secures $75m recapitalisation

Struggling gold producer Eastern Goldfields has announced a $75 million recapitalisation deal and board overhaul led by private mining services company Adaman Resources.

Busselton still in mix for Qantas academy

The state government remains hopeful Busselton can become the second site for a Qantas pilot academy, pledging up to $1.7 million and formally committing to a new $13 million terminal if the South West town is chosen.

UWA slips in Times rankings

After a middling result in a national ratings guide out this week, the University of Western Australia has dropped slightly in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Grounded in $15m Iluka project

West Perth-based Grounded Construction Group is nearing completion of a $15 million project to install two mining villages for Iluka Resources’ Cataby mineral sands project north of Perth.

Bombora secures $19m EU funding

Perth-founded Bombora Wave Power has secured an $18.7 million grant from the European Regional Development Fund, days after Carnegie Clean Energy announced funding delays for its wave energy project in Albany.

Vanadium players mark potential

Improving market conditions have led to positive news for a number of local vanadium outfits.

Notre Dame, ECU top university guide ratings

An annual ratings guide out today shows the University of Notre Dame and Edith Cowan University as the top-performing higher education institutions in Western Australia.

Tech Scene- BubDesk

BubDesk has recently evolved its model from a physical co-working space with a creche to become an online platform.

$100m for Oakajee, Sundance projects

A private Chinese company is planning to invest $100 million in two major iron ore projects that have been dormant for the best part of a decade - the Oakajee port in WA's Mid West and Sundance Resources' Mbalam Nabeba mine in Cameroon.

Govt cuts back Christmas trading hours

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA has lashed the state government’s decision today to reduce extended Christmas trading hours as applied last year.

WA wineries taste more success

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.

Property Council cautiously backs noise reforms

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.

Tribune, Rand flag $250m payout

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.

Brickworks boost in WA

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.

ABS house price data at odds with CoreLogic

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows a less severe annual decline in Perth house prices than other sources.

Wesfarmers startup picks CEO

Wesfarmers’ new technology agribusiness, Decipher, has appointed its first chief executive, after recruiting Anthony Walker from international geospatial services company AAM.

Juniors get down to business

SPECIAL REPORT: Several junior gold-focused companies in WA are vying to mature from exploration to production.

Miners consolidate holdings

SPECIAL REPORT: The state’s gold industry is planning to invest more than $1 billion in exploration and development to sustain continued modest growth in production.

Mixed results for gold miners as output hits 6.6m oz

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.

Tech Scene - Reiwa

Reiwa has recently launched the reiwa.com app, which allows users to search for properties, find and compare local Reiwa agents, view home opens and shortlist their favourite properties and searches.

Ramelius lobs $59m Explaurum bid

Ramelius Resources has launched a $59.2 million hostile takeover bid for exploration company Explaurum, which is aiming to develop its Tampia Hill gold project in the Wheatbelt.

Resolute appoints Shugg

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.

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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.