Expect some sub-prime fall-out

Australia’s bankers tell us that a US-style sub-prime credit crisis could never happen here. Oh yeah?

CO2 up on Labor win

This week’s ratification by Australia of the Kyoto Protocol has helped push the share price of one of the nation’s few environmentally focused stocks – CO2 Group Ltd.

Pilbara's potential thwarted

November 13 2007 was certainly a very unlucky day for former state upper house MPs, Shelley Archer and Anthony Fels.

Omodei makes pitch for the future

State opposition leader Paul Omodei has proposed the development of “major sustainable cities” at Karratha and Derby as part of a long-term plan to foster development in the north of Western Australia.

Ripper denies plan to force Pilbara rail access

State Development Minister Eric Ripper has refuted television reports that the State Government is preparing to 'force' mining giants Rio Tinto and BHP to share rail access rights with smaller companies in the Pilbara.

Helix raises $8.2m for exploration

Nedlands-based Helix Resources Ltd has raised more than $8.2 million before costs through a share placement of 17 million shares at 48.5 cents per share to institutional investor clients of Wilson HTM.

Howarth to head Australian CCI

High-profile company director Tony Howarth has been elected president of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Australia's peak national employer and business organisation.

Clough makes $222m from extra coal contracts

Engineering and construction company Clough Ltd has announced that its Indonesia subsidiary, PT Petrosea Tbk, has been awarded two additional coal hauling contracts with a combined value of US$197 million ($222 million).

Kemerton Industrial Park plan out for comment

The State Government has called on the public to provide suggestions on the development of the Kemerton Industrial Park in the State's South-West.

Gas field released for exploration

Resources minister Francis Logan has announced the release of the first 'tight gas' acreage block, a source which could power Western Australia's entire domestic gas demand for more than a year.

Martin Ferguson gets resources as WA ministers moved

One of the big surprises of the new Labor ministry was the selection of fomer ACTU president Martin Ferguson as the resources and energy minister, in place of WA senator Chris Evans who held that role in the shadow ministry.

Clough signs $164m coal contract

Engineering and construction company Clough Limited has announced today that its Indonesia subsidiary, PT Petrosea Tbk has been awarded a long term alliance mining contract valued at approximately US$145 million ($164m).

L7 signs multi-million dollar Woodside IT deal

L7 Solutions has signed its biggest contract to date, a multimillion dollar deal with Woodside for an extensive overhaul of their Local Area Network and IP Telephony infrastructure in Perth and North West regional areas.

WA slow on GreenPower uptake

Western Australians are seriously lagging behind other states when it comes to using renewable energy, according to a report tabled in Parliament today by auditor general Colin Murphy.

Aviva lists in Botswana

Perth-based integrated energy company Aviva Corporation Limited has expanded its international presence by successfully listing on the Botswana Stock Exchange today.

Comdek appoints Hunt in quest for coal

West Perth-based Comdek Ltd has taken a major step in its plans to reinvent iteslf as a coal miner by appointing prominent corporate lawyer Michael Hunt as its non-executive chairman.

Industry partners for training centre

A new occupational health and safety training centre has opened in Bibra Lake, through a joint venture between oil and gas and engineering companies.

African engineers look to the east

Three major South African engineering and construction companies have entered the Australian market with a bang, and each has adopted a different strategy.

Federal v state the next test

The government-versus-government blame game, one of the real blots on the Australian political and business landscape, has come to an end.

Clough looks ahead to a profitable business future

Engineering and construction contractor Clough Ltd has told shareholders the company has dealt with its problem contracts and can look forward to profitable trading in future.

Resources royalties top $2bn

Booming iron ore exports have pushed resources royalties to the state government above the $2 billion mark for the first time.