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Exports grow as Chevron, Roy Hill ramp-up

SPECIAL REPORT: Roy Hill Holdings and Chevon have joined the likes of Rio Tinto, BHP, Woodside and CBH Group in an updated ranking of WA’s largest exporters in the BNiQ Search Engine.

Lithium projects progress ahead of $4bn sales surge

SPECIAL REPORT: Ten lithium projects under construction or in advanced planning to bring new lithium supply onto the market will dramatically boost exports of the commodity in coming years.

Foreign capital boosts growth

SPECIAL REPORT: Mitsui & Company, Shell and Itochu Corporation are among a swag of businesses that have made substantial investments in the state’s exporting industries over the decades, showing that foreign investors can contribute without directly operating assets.

Edtech businesses take different funding paths

SPECIAL REPORT: Three Perth tech companies servicing the education sector have completed major capital raisings, and all for exactly the same amount, but each chose a very different path.

Hartleys leads on capital deals

SPECIAL REPORT: Western Australian businesses participated in nearly 200 corporate finance transactions in the September quarter collectively worth $4.8 billion, research by Business News has found.

Home builders ready for recovery

SPECIAL REPORT: WA’s residential property sector is starting to show signs of stabilising, amid increased industry innovation and evolving housing types.

High-end operators take on tough market

SPECIAL REPORT: Two of the state’s leading high-end builders have taken different paths in response to changing conditions in the residential market.

Encon builds on past experience

SPECIAL REPORT: After 14 years of working together through the ranks at two of Western Australia’s largest construction companies, Mark Kepplinger and Mike Van Dongen decided it was time to establish their own business.

Smaller lots, clever homes make it affordable

SPECIAL REPORT: One local builder is aiming to help redefine the concept of living spaces as part of a flagship project in Perth.

Royalty rise puts damper on gold spend plans

SPECIAL REPORT: The gold royalty hike proposed in this month’s state budget has stunned the sector, amid big spending plans for the year ahead.

Emerging producers tackle challenges

SPECIAL REPORT: Blackham Resources has overcome a number of hurdles following its transition from explorer to producer, while the state’s emerging miners wrapped-up a busy 12 months.

Recruiters adapt to a changing marketplace

SPECIAL REPORT: A possible skills shortage is among the challenges facing WA recruiters, amid an uptick in mining and hiring across the board.

Visa changes move goals for business

SPECIAL REPORT: Stricter visa rules are making it harder for businesses in WA to explore overseas options to meet their skilled labour needs

Wellness program targets Fifo isolation

SPECIAL REPORT: The effects of a Fifo lifestyle on the workforce have prompted changes in workplace practices among some of the major resources sector players.

WellteQ chasing global opportunity

SPECIAL REPORT: A health software startup with key backers in Perth is targeting a $US1.2 billion market led by global player Virgin Pulse.

Workplace wellness and culture a virtuous circle

SPECIAL REPORT: Businesses in WA are working towards workplace culture and leadership styles that drive employee wellbeing and productivity.

Creative approach to community change

SPECIAL REPORT: On the runway and in the shopfront, fashion has become an instrument for changemakers who want to make a difference in the community.

Offshore, onshore success by design

SPECIAL REPORT: Whether they’re manufacturing locally or abroad, WA fashion designers and garment makers are still winning contracts and stockists here and overseas.

Lifestyle offerings prominent in $5bn retail centres upgrade

SPECIAL REPORT: Developers remain bullish on plans to evolve shopping centres into community, lifestyle and entertainment hubs.

City retail revamp aims to rival the ’burbs

SPECIAL REPORT: Property groups are chasing retail opportunities in Perth’s CBD with a pipeline of upgrades and developments worth more than $250 million.

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