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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss carbon crackdown, Fraser Institute ranking, WA tech partnerships, lithium green light, pub sales, women in business, WACA upgrade, and our 40under40 preview.

Hoteliers shore up share, but there’s room for competition

OPINION: The hotel sector has a patchy recent past when it comes to meeting consumer demand, so the recent attacks on Airbnb are beyond the pale.

Liberal women jockey in Curtin

OPINION: The field of candidates to replace Julie Bishop in the seat of Curtin got crowded very quickly.

WA’s economic upside a valuable commodity

OPINION: Australia may have avoided a recession for more than a quarter of a century, but with a whiff of panic wafting off the Sydney property market and the Reserve Bank tipped to cut interest rates, there is growing concern that something nasty is about to bite.

Synergy, stamp duty reform to reignite economy

Opinion: Abolishing stamp duty and shaking-up energy markets to cut power prices are two policies that could form a powerful campaign platform for a state election in 2021.

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss the BGC sale, housing starts, Treasurer’s forecast, Alinta’s wind farm, the Pavilion Market site in Subiaco, family business succession, and our special feature on land developers.

What would you do as a company director?

PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss challenges facing company directors and their own experiences undertaking Australian Institute of Company Directors courses.

Trade ties just got trickier

OPINION: China is flexing its muscles on trade, and whatever the motivation Australian businesses should have contingency plans (other customers).

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss Julie Bishop, unemployment, big contract wins, interim profit reports, Airbnb, Rottnest glamping, John Langoulant and our special report on junior miners.

The science of the cold call

OPINION: Making a good first impression and then asking the right questions are two important elements of the cold call.

State shaking off sick-man status as fertile seeds sown

OPINION: While not all WA’s economic indicators are pointing in the right direction, there’s plenty of cause for optimism, particularly in the minerals and agriculture sectors.

Business News marks 25 years at cutting edge

The media is like any other business, where adapting to consumer needs is the only way to survive.

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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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