Princess Yachts expands Perth presence

Luxury yacht brand, Princess Yachts Australia is ramping up its Perth operations following its purchase of major yacht broker Grant Torrens International Marine.

Wesfarmers enters JV for Coles properties

Wesfarmers expects to free up $400 million of capital after establishing a joint venture with unlisted property fund manager ISPT.

AHG adds Toyota to growing Vic network

Car dealer network Automotive Holdings Group is increasing its presence in Victoria, snapping up two Toyota dealerships in Melbourne’s northern suburbs for $20 million.

Westacott changes shape of Wesfarmers’ board

Wesfarmers’ inexorable shift from its Western Australian roots has continued with the announcement this week that Jennifer Westacott will join its board, ensuring that the Perth-headquartered conglome

BCA chief Westacott joins Wesfarmers

Wesfarmers has appointed Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott to its board of directors. Ms Westacott was a board director and lead partner at KPMG prior to joining BCA.

Cash Converters director sells $2.57 million shares

Cash Converters International managing director Peter Cumins has today sold $2.57 million worth of shares in the company he and his brother Brian Cumins helped build.

Freo council approves $220m King's Square plan

The City of Fremantle moved a step closer to kicking off works on a $220 million revamp of King’s Square, with the council approving a plan put forward by development group Sirona Capital at a special

Federation sells half stakes in Mandurah shops

Federation Centres, formerly known as Centro Retail, has sold half stakes in its Mandurah and Halls Head shopping centres as part of a $371.4 million deal with property fund manager ISPT.

WA retail sales dip

A surprise fall in retail sales in November due to a drop in spending on discretionary items does not necessarily mean an interest rate cut in February, economists say.

AMP launches $105m Ocean Keys revamp

AMP Capital has announced a $105 million redevelopment of the Ocean Keys Shopping Centre at Clarkson, after appointing Built Environs as builder of the project.

TSI to develop Indian ATM business

Perth company Transaction Solutions International has received backing to the tune of $22 million from an Indian private equity group to fund the development of an ATM business on the sub-continent.

Cash Converters raises $32.7m for growth plans

Cash Converters has announced a $32.7 million share placement to acquire franchise stores, open new corporate locations and finance its Australian and UK personal loans business.

Goyder lifts Coles from 'stuffed' to success

The head of Western Australia's biggest industrial company says he’s still having fun in the top job and has spoken in depth about how much he enjoys the role. Click through for video.

Business pessimism "unwarranted": Goyder

Wesfarmers chief executive Richard Goyder says the tone of the national conversation has become too pessimistic, challenging business leaders to embrace the opportunities created by Australia’s strong

Wesfarmers debt rating upgraded

Wesfarmers has received a boost, with Moody's upgrading its issuer and senior unsecured long term debt rating from Baa1 (positive) to A3 (stable).

Bunnings unveils $135m WA expansion

Hardware giant Bunnings has announced it will invest $135 million dollars in network expansion in Western Australia, at the opening of its new store in Armadale today.

Vmoto completes London listing

Scooter manufacturer and retailer Vmoto has been admitted to London's Alternative Investment Market after raising £1.6 million ($2.44 million) through a share placement.

AMP flags $400m Garden City revamp

Plans are in motion for a $350 to $400 million redevelopment of Booragoon’s Garden City shopping centre, after a complex multi-million dollar ownership swap between Westfield and AMP Capital.

AHG's Howson cashes in $2.5m incentive

Automotive Holdings Group chairman Bronte Howson sold off $2.5 million in shares he received as an incentive after the car dealer network achieved a 94th percentile ranking in shareholder returns over

Fremantle finds silver lining in Myer closure

The City of Fremantle says Myer’s announcement that it will close its port city store early next year provides clarity for the proposed redevelopment of King’s Square.

WA retail managers bullish on coming year

Western Australian shopping centre managers are the most optimistic in the country, tipping sales growth over the next year thanks to relaxed Sunday trading laws and continuing strong economic conditi