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Award an act of generosity?

This year’s Australia Day honour’s list includes a name familiar to many in WA, but the timing seems odd.

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss house prices – up or down? CBD office vacancies, residential building volatility, AWE bidding war, Quintis update, mining robots, Adventure World and ports and transport.

Time wasters need not apply

Ultimately, the choice between spending time or investing time is yours, and whichever you choose will have a bearing on how well you sell.

The computer made me do it

The rise of robo investment advice will prompt those with long memories to recall what happened last time computer algorithms were used to manage investments.

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall, Matt Mckenzie, and Katie McDonald discuss the Quintis collapse, Wheatstone’s environmental conditions, Doric’s Chinese joint venture, wage gap battle, Fringe festival and land developers.

Labor banking on stadium success

Mark McGowan will hope to bask in the warm afterglow of ongoing public approval of the new stadium at Burswood.

Tax schemes deliver cold, hard truths

The Quintis story is another example of the failure of tax-driven plantation schemes to deliver for investors.

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PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss the Australian dollar and commodities, blockchain technology, contract wins and deals, Imdex's expansion, and franchising.

Are you thinking what they’re thinking?

How well you know your customers’ needs will go a long way to determining whether they remain your customers.

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.

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