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Dealing with the China challenge

The political fallout from China’s increasing assertiveness in the region, and the Communist government’s role in business, will pose threats and challenges for WA.

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss the funeral business, St John of God Healthcare, cultural developments, big moves in corporate finance sector and Business News celebrates 25 years.

Action needed on budget repair

To a large degree, Labor’s big budget repair plans have stalled, while newcomers on both sides of the aisle find their way around their house on the hill.

Are we going with the flow on high rise?

Has Perth reached a turning point when it comes to high-rise?

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss MRA and LandCorp merger, a local bitcoin venture, WA property values, cannabis, plus food trucks, fresh food boxes and fine dining.

Service, attitude set you apart

If you want to know how your service levels stack up against those of your competitors, ask your customers.

Cryptocurrency boom to lose its lustre

Bitcoin may be enjoying a golden run at the moment, but established economists are dismissive of its value.

Urban no legend in Labor ranks

The state government is facing its first major personnel crisis, and the opposition is keen for a win.

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss Scarborough high rise, Colin Barnett, construction jobs, Tox Free, AWE takeover and our person of the year.

Time to deliver on potential

The state’s political and business leaders need to make sensible decisions to ensure WA embraces the opportunities available to it as the economy recovers.

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PODCAST: Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss WA’s economic growth, land development softens, Scarborough development knocked back, architecture firm collapse, Mark Povey fined, EPA approves Southbank, gas project bid, company directors cash in and WA’s biggest employers

Survey raises doubts on Airbnb’s future growth

Safety and privacy concerns are top of mind for many of those surveyed by Morgan Stanley on the global accommodation provider.

Oppositions take populist position on budget repair

The opposition parties in Perth and Canberra are kicking the can down the road on debt, despite the parlous state of their respective budgetary positions.

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss FMG’s new leadership, the iron ore market, Craig Mostyn’s acquisition, WA's boom/bust economy, Fiona Wood, Rod Jones and the state’s wealth creators.

Business spreads the tentacles of transition

An economy in transition offers hope for WA to emerge with a broader base.

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In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss shipbuilding, Landcorp/MRA merger, Margaret River Gourmet Escape, AHG, Sirona Capital and WA dynasties.

Business Advisers - Zion Ong

PODCAST: Mark Pownall talks to Alyka co-founder Zion Ong about current trends in digital marketing.

What are you waiting for?

Waiting for the ‘right time’ to take action is just another excuse for not taking the risk to go after what you really want.

Quality is king as China cleans up

China's great environmental clean-up is starting to produce knock-on effects in Western Australia, with none more interesting than the ‘quality clash’ in the iron ore sector.

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In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss Brownes acquisition and Chinese investment, Richard Goyder, Shell exits Woodside, Stockland’s land purchase spree, domgas deal, waste to energy, and CEO remuneration.

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In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss stock market hits highs, renewables privatisation, Perth Stadium, Historic Heart, Perth Festival, and junior miners.

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