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Mark my words podcast

In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall and Dan Wilkie discuss Forrest's donation, Midland Gate expansion, investing in man caves and ICT for small business. 

Little shelter from fallout

OPINION: Australia is becoming increasingly vulnerable to global, and local, economic shocks.

Create the scenario for sales success

OPINION: Building relationships is a key element in the process of securing a strong portfolio of sales.

Counting the cost of not sticking to their knitting

OPINION: A failure to stick to their core competencies has led to significant disruption for businesses and organisations economy-wide.

Poor tax policy penalises success

OPINION: Picking on banks might be populist, but it is a very risky proposition.

Nats won’t back down to miners

OPINION: If Rio and BHP thought their political troubles ended when Brendon Grylls lost his seat at the recent election, they had better think again.

Mark my words podcast

In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall and Dan Wilkie discuss the Officeworks IPO, the WA economy, Diploma Group, and philanthropy and giving.   

This week's property round-up

OPINION: Sales activity contracted over the week, with Reiwa members reporting a decrease in weekly sales to 555. The overall 14 per cent fall in weekly sales is attributed to a 17 per cent decrease in sales for houses and a 23 per cent decrease in unit sales, despite a 17 per cent increase in vacant land sales over the week.

Zombie ideas will hold you back

OPINION: Held at Spacecubed earlier this month, Perth's 10th Startup Weekend brought together some of the brightest minds in startup tech.

Beef brewing over exports to China

OPINION: Iron ore miners Andrew Forrest and Gina Rinehart, Western Australia's two richest people, are taking a different approach to growing their other major business interest - beef production.

Mark my words podcast

In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall and Charlie Gunningham discuss the Bank levy, Perth's Lord Mayor, international property investors and WA's wine sector.

Staged approach could ease GST woes

OPINION: The federal government's recently announced Productivity Commission review of GST sharing among the states is good news for Western Australia, but the state government should be realistic about the outcome.

Mark my words podcast

In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss public sector overhaul, medical research funding, CityLink developments and our university sector.

This week's property round-up

OPINION: Sales activity was up over the week, with Reiwa members reporting an increase in weekly sales to 725.

In praise of the discovery build

OPINION: Discovery builds are an ideal part of the development pathway for startups seeking to minimise risk.

India’s growth an education opportunity

OPINION: Much has been made in recent times about the need to grow and diversify the Western Australian economy, now that the construction phase of the mining boom is over.

Banks can expect another whacking

OPINION: Bank bashing is one of Australia's favourite sports, and while it is generally played when banks are behaving badly, there is a time when the banks become political footballs for playing well, which is what will probably happen next week - for 16 billion reasons.

It’s funny because it’s true

OPINION: Satirists can provide a wake-up call, showing us how easily we can be seduced by the spin of politicians.

Mark my words podcast

In this Business News podcast, Dan Wilkie and Mark Beyer discuss big changes to the public service, property developers, opportunities in defence, a new Qantas service, and our annual review of mining projects.

Keep your customers happy and healthy

OPINION: Maintaining healthy relationships with your customers takes effort, and hard work.

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