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McLernons keeps pace with new warehouse

A NEW 8,000-square metre distribution centre built for furniture group McLernons has enabled the company to keep up with increased demand for its flat-packed and transportable office equipment fuelled

Sensear clinches Motorola headsets deal

A Perth technology company has signed an exclusive deal with US giant Motorola to design cutting edge headsets for international markets.

Cash Converters director sells $2.57 million shares

Cash Converters International managing director Peter Cumins has today sold $2.57 million worth of shares in the company he and his brother Brian Cumins helped build.

Victoria's Premier resigns

Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu has resigned late today at a meeting of Liberal Party MPs and has been succeeded by former parliamentary Liberal leader Dennis Napthine.

Sirius soars to new record on drilling results

Nickel explorer Sirius Resources is suddenly worth more than established miners Western Areas and Perseus Mining after new drilling results triggered another spectacular run-up in its share price.

Valuers in big merger

A MERGER between property valuation firms Landmark White Hegney and Western Australian-based Glendinning and Associates will create one of the largest valuation teams in the state.

Sensear clinches Motorola headsets deal

A PERTH technology company has signed an exclusive deal with US giant Motorola to design cutting edge headsets for international markets.

Former BHP exec appointed Rio CFO

Mining giant Rio Tinto has appointed the former BHP Billiton executive Chris Lynch as its new chief financial officer, 18 months after he joined Rio as a non-executive director.

Sedgman signs $90m gold deal

Engineering company Sedgman has signed a $90 million contract to design and build a new gold processing plant near Kalgoorlie for La Mancha Resources.

Matrix hits new low

Shares in Matrix Composites and Engineering have plunged to their lowest level since the company listed on the ASX in 2009, following the release of a major earnings downgrade.

Antaria still in red despite revenue growth

Perth-based technology company Antaria has come close to a break even result after achieving 34 per cent growth in sales of $2.67 million.

Waste management firm piles up the profit

Waste management and industrial services company Toxfree has reported a 33 per cent jump in net profit to $10.5 million for the first half of the financial year.

Albany agent banking on rare note sale

THE first batch of banknotes printed in Australia is expected to fetch up to $5.5 million in what will be the largest sale of its kind in Australia’s history.

Offshore players tap WA oil, gas growth

Businesses founded on the North Sea oil and gas industry are looking to replicate that success here.

Barnett commits $196m to new highway

Premier Colin Barnett has committed a future Liberal government to build the long-proposed Perth-Darwin Highway adding to a string of expensive transport projects the competing parties have promised.

Pilbara, South West housing running hot

The Pilbara housing market and the South West unit market were two of the strongest regional property sectors over the past year, a report released today has found.

$120m oil, gas-testing facility

THE booming oil and gas sector continues to draw investment into Perth’s industrial sector from offshore service providers, with the latest being a $120 million oil and gas valves and pressure control

Experts urge caution on FIFO report

Critics have lined up against the recommendations of a high-profile parliamentary inquiry into fly-in, fly-out work practices.