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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss a tourism business sale, Airbnb, Vicinity Centres, Galleria Shopping Centre, future CBD development opportunities, infrastructure priorities, and our special report on ports and transport.

Retail reels as net closes in

OPINION: This reporting season will most likely deliver some uncomfortable news for the retail sector.

Payroll tax cut will help jobs

OPINION: Nearly two years in, Mark McGowan is finding it tougher in government to realise a key poll promise to create more jobs in WA.

Make your sales pitch all about them

OPINION: Are your sales presentations centred on achieving the best outcome for your client?

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss the banking royal commission fallout, private schools, Graham Griffiths' passing, export data, office vacancies, Architectus and our 25th anniversary event

Avoiding a return to the branch economy

OPINION: We need to do more to keep decision makers and their expertise in the state.

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss house prices, RCR sell-off, Zhenya Tsvetnenko, Optus Stadium, lithium strategy, big miners back Indigenous campaign, The Simpsons, and our special report on the big risks to WA.

China poised to come up trumps

Opinion: WA miners stand to benefit as China appears more likely to ride out the damaging trade war run by Donald Trump.

WA gets dud hand when national interest cards dealt

Opinion: WA should be careful not to be railroaded into supplying gas to the eastern states via a transcontinental gas pipeline.

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall, Mark Beyer and Dan Wilkie discuss Dale Alcock and Adrian Fini, South Perth development, house market sentiment, Infinite Energy, Wright Prospecting’s financials, Kinetic IT, and our special report on major WA private companies.

Retail relocation drives demand for sheds, shelf space

Opinion: Amidst the ongoing shakeup in the retail sector, driven by internet shopping, an investment opportunity has arisen in property.

Manage your own sales success

Opinion: Does your C-suite management really understand what’s needed to win at sales?

Bishop faces critical call

Opinion: Julie Bishop’s standing with the electorate and fundraising skills make her a key player at the coming federal poll, but will she stand?

Craying foul: fishing sector pays for past policy mistakes

Opinion: Upheaval in a key fishing resource highlights how policymakers need to build flexibility into their approach to regulating industries from the start.

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss Woodside projects, Heath Development, Navitas, rising philanthropy and our special report on WA’s biggest deals and dealmakers.

An upside for every downside

The protracted Brexit negotiations, a tough-talking new leader in Brazil, and a buoyant gold price all bode well for WA in the year ahead.

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss Perth’s luxury suburbs, crayfishing drama, tourism downturn, bumper grain harvest, Minderoo’s new CEO and our special report on the increasingly important and newsworthy aged care sector.

Activation, targeting key to build tourism

Opinion: Los Angeles and Miami should inspire Western Australians hoping to ignite tourist attention, but our state needs to consider how to generate the most value from the industry.

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PODCAST: Mark Beyer and Matt Mckenzie discuss Stan Perron, our update on major WA projects — some going ahead, some not — Westport, the space agency, lobster quotas, and our person of the year feature.

Curbing wild election promises

Opinion: With the government seemingly on track to delivery a budget surplus, one key aspect of the Langoulant review is worth another look.

Telling lack of local investment

Opinion: WA punches well above its weight in terms of technical and operational skills, but our manufacturers could do with a bit more hometown support.

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