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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.

WA migration hits historic low

Western Australia registered its largest net population loss from interstate migration on record in the 2016-17 financial year, after nearly 14,000 departed to other parts of the country.

Spookfish set for $122m takeover

Bentley-based Spookfish has struck a takeover deal with its largest shareholder, US-based EagleView Technologies, which values the local tech company at $121.6 million.

IDS builds super niche

With more than $1.2 billion in funds under management, IDS Super is carving out a fast-growing niche in the self-managed superannuation fund sector.

Karratha gets a $25m mercury waste plant

A new mercury waste treatment plant in the state’s north-west is aiming to process a large share of the local oil and gas industry’s waste.

NeuroScientific set for ASX debut

Nedlands-based NeuroScientific Biopharmaceuticals, which has been bankrolled by the Clough family, is set to begin trading on the ASX tomorrow, after raising $6 million via an initial public offering.

Bass highlights WA growth opportunities

Mining and technology entrepreneur Charlie Bass has flagged six industries, including medicine, agriculture and the arts, that offer Western Australia the opportunity to forge a more sustainable economy.

Carnarvon finds more oil and gas

Shares in Carnarvon Petroleum have received another boost today after the company said it had discovered more oil and gas at Dorado-1 in the Carnarvon Basin.

MinRes confirms $2bn+ spend

Mineral Resources has for the first time revealed the cost of two major projects, saying it will spend $610 million building its lithium concentrate processing plant, which is due to start production later this year, and up to $1.6 billion on its proposed lightweight rail system.

1-Page seeks ASX delisting

ASX-listed 1-Page, which reached a market capitalisation in excess of $500 million in 2015, has requested a delisting from the local stock exchange following the acquisition of a German medicinal cannabis company.

Western Areas kicks off Odysseus

Nickel miner Western Areas has begun early works at its Odysseus project, signing on local contractor MACA, while also announcing it had reached its production guidance for the year to June.

Dennis set to lead Poseidon

Poseidon Nickel has appointed company director Robert Dennis as its new chief executive, with the former Independence Group executive set to take over the role next month.

Subbies row escalates to ABCC

A war of words between two local construction groups has intensified, after Subcontractors WA referred accusations of intimidation by Master Builders WA to the Australian Building and Construction Commission.

Dominion League sold to Bajaj

Northbridge whisky bar The Dominion League has been sold and will close its doors next month, with the buyer believed to be Perth music promoter Saran Bajaj.

WA tourism continues to slide

The latest international tourism statistics show a further decline for Western Australia despite positive results for the national market.

Housing data shows 10-year WA decline

Two reports out today highlight the weakness in Western Australian property prices over the past decade, including dramatic falls in some regional pockets, but the upside is the state has the most affordable housing across the nation.

Northern Star exceeds FY18 guidance

Northern Star Resources has reported above-guidance gold production for the year to June, with plans to expand output beyond 600,000 ounces in 2019, while Blackham Resources posted improved results for the half year to June.

Euroz lifts profit in FY18

Financial services company Euroz has reported a surge in profits for the 2018 financial year, along with an uplift in its dividend, driven by higher performance fees from its listed investment companies.

Swift jumps on FY18 results

Shares in telco provider Swift Networks enjoyed solid gains today after the company revealed a strong earnings result for the 2018 financial year.

Saracen hits record production

Saracen Mineral Holdings has confirmed its status as one of the state's top 10 gold miners, after the company reached record production in the 2018 financial year, while West Perth-based Pantoro’s annual gold output was within guidance.

Rio to hit top-end guidance

Rio Tinto has posted a strong second quarter result at its Pilbara iron ore operations, with the miner now forecasting it will hit the top end of its annual guidance.

Beadell in board, contract changes

Gold producer Beadell Resources has announced a board restructure and a new mining contract at its operations in Brazil, as the company pursues a primary listing in Canada.

Rio driverless trains in first delivery

Rio Tinto’s autonomous train program delivered its first cargo of iron ore in the Pilbara earlier this week.

Nicheliving makes more changes in listing quest

The long road to an ASX listing for Nicheliving Holdings continues, after the property developer released its fourth supplementary prospectus this week, including details of its new 'big 4' auditor and a new director, and foreshadowing the release of a third replacement prospectus that will not have financial forecasts.

App/tech business of the week- Perth Property Lawyers

Perth Property Lawyers offers a defined range of legal documents and services on a fixed-fee basis, with a menu-pricing structure aimed at undercutting most traditional property law practices.

Govt suspends second live export licence

The federal government has suspended the licence of a subsidiary of embattled live exporter Emanuel Exports, after the sister company sought to ship 60,000 sheep left stranded following the initial suspension.

Resolute hits revised guidance

Resolute Mining has posted steady preliminary production results at its gold operations for the 2018 financial year, while also providing guidance for next year as the company moves towards its target of 500,000 ounces per annum.

State govt defends Huawei contract

The state government says there was no conflict of interest with the recent awarding of a $205 million contract to Huawei, after it was revealed the Chinese group paid for flights and phones for two cabinet members during a trip to China in 2015.

Tap rejects $30m Risco bid

Tap Oil has urged shareholders to reject a $29.8 million takeover bid from major shareholder Risco Energy Investments, after independent expert BDO valued the company well above the offer price.

Dacian to raise $45m

Dacian Gold has announced a capital raising worth up to $45 million to fund exploration at its Mt Morgans operation near Laverton.

Iron ore drives record Pilbara exports

Pilbara Ports Authority has reported a record annual throughput for the 2018 financial year, with nearly 700 million tonnes of cargo passing over its docks, on the back of an uptick in activity at Port Hedland.

Sandfire buys into Alaska project

Sandfire Resources has entered into a strategic relationship with Victoria-based White Rock Minerals, which includes a $2.5 million equity investment and an option to earn-in to the junior explorer’s Red Mountain zinc project in Alaska.

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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.