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Mareterram flags earnings fall in 2018

Shark Bay shellfish producer Mareterram is set to report a fall in earnings for 2018 due to a significant reduction in prawn catch compared with last year.

Revenues rise on agribusiness opportunities

Seven of WA’s most prominent agribusinesses have grown their revenue by about 30 per cent, with increased demand from Asia the main driver.

Roy Hill boosts Hancock profit

The production ramp-up at iron ore miner Roy Hill Holdings has helped the company lift annual profit by 69 per cent, in turn boosting the annual earnings of its major shareholder, Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting.

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.

Kailis posts profit after tough decade

Fremantle-based seafood wholesaler and jewellery manufacturer MG Kailis Group has achieved its second consecutive year of profits, after a decade of losses, despite a 14 per cent fall in revenue.

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.

Exports jump as outlook improves

SPECIAL REPORT: Gold Corporation, Alcoa, Roy Hill and Chevron have all posted higher revenue numbers in Business News’ annual analysis of WA’s biggest exporters.

Agribusiness chews on challenges

SPECIAL REPORT: The state’s agriculture sector has been ruffled by falling exports and revenues, coupled with growing animal welfare concerns and international competition.

WA company gets livestock export licence

A livestock export licence has been granted to a Perth subsidiary of Kuwait Livestock Transport and Trading, allowing the second shipment to the Middle East following the Emanuel sheep scandal.

Wammco to install 3MW energy facility

WAMMCO has signed on Queensland-based ReNu Energy to build a 3.1-megawatt bioenergy and solar facility at the sheep meat producer’s Katanning abattoir.

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.

Midway invests in WA biomass

Victorian forestry company Midway has announced plans to invest up to $8 million in two Western Australian biomass companies.

CipherTel wins telco grants

Bunbury-based CipherTel has won the latest round of state government grants to deliver high-speed broadband to areas not adequately covered by the National Broadband Network.

Regional restaurants beat Perth in Food Guide

Regional restaurants have received the top accolades in Western Australia, as the national Good Food Guide released its 2019 edition.

Bannister Downs opens $20m facility

Sue and Mat Daubney’s Bannister Downs Dairy officially opened its $20 million-plus robotic milking operation and tourism centre at the weekend, with the pair cutting a special ribbon with major investor Gina Rinehart.

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.

Haunold driven by quest for quality

People, not produce, provide the biggest challenge for Wills Domain and its owner, former 40under40 award winner Darren Haunold.

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.

Transport, agriculture lead death count

With higher fines, longer prison sentences and possibly industrial manslaughter laws coming to WA, Business News has analysed trends in workplace fatalities.

Judge surprised by Wilson's lack of knowledge

The Supreme Court has dismissed a defamation claim brought by former Quintis managing director Frank Wilson, after the trial judge said he was surprised by Mr Wilson's asserted lack of knowledge of the sandalwood producer’s contracts.

Curtin Uni appoints new chancellor

CBH Group's former chief executive Andrew Crane has been appointed chancellor of Curtin University.

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