Perth commentator Tim Treadgold is one of the state's highest-profile business journalists. He brings decades of experience to Business News, offering readers sharp and insightful analysis of current events and breaking news.
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing investors who have shunned Western Australian mining companies for decades (because they prefer buying shares in banks) to smarten their game or risk being left holding yield-free assets as bank dividends dry up.
What Christmas gave to Australian retailers, the bushfires are taking away, but there could be worse to come for shopkeepers and shopping centre owners when the latest international trends wash up here.
OPINION: Every cloud has a silver lining, even the attacks on the Saudi Arabian oil industry, because they could provide the incentive for customers to seek more liquefied natural gas from Western Australia.
The second-hand car business was revolutionised 20 years ago with the arrival of the internet, but there is a second revolution under way that promises to be even more disruptive and could have a significant effect on some of Western Australia’s best-known car yards.
WHEN a man loses $328 it is hardly an event to cause much excitement. So why, on May 14, did the Ministry of Fair Trading issue a press release lamenting the loss incurred by Douglas Bradshaw, a 60-year old from Nollamara?