Special Reports

Cyber security a key risk

SPECIAL REPORT: Low awareness of cyber security risks remains a key issue for the business sector.

Rapid tech changes create challenges

SPECIAL REPORT: Staying abreast of rapidly changing business technologies is a growing challenge for many SMEs.

Woodside, Evol aim to fuel ships boom

Tougher emissions standards for ships and a growing need for remote power options for miners could both be a boost for the domestic LNG market.

Contracts, challenges for $60bn of oil and gas projects

SPECIAL REPORT: Major new engineering contracts show momentum is building for $60 billion of oil and gas projects in WA, but the issue of carbon policy has once again created an obstacle.

Resilient developers await market rebound

SPECIAL REPORT: Battered by the biggest downturn to hit the property sector in decades, WA land developers remain in survival mode as they await an expected recovery.

Amex rebrand the latest in shifting landscape

SPECIAL REPORT: After operating for more than 30 years as Amex Corporation, Okeland Communities has embraced its family history by rebranding.

Choice drives LandCorp infill push

SPECIAL REPORT: LandCorp has a busy 2019 ahead of it as it pursues precinct development in some of Perth’s most desirable suburbs.

Disclosure concerns on the rise

SPECIAL REPORT: The information listed explorers disseminate via traditional news outlets and social media is a growing focus of regulators.

Mergers, brownfields projects options for struggling juniors

SPECIAL REPORT: Junior explorers are coming under increasing pressure to merge as tough market conditions hit many in the sector.

Driver, skills shortage not great for freight

SPECIAL REPORT: WA could be about 1,000 truck drivers short at a time the industry believes there are signs of an upswing.

Smart solutions lifting exports at Port Hedland

SPECIAL REPORT: Big data has helped the Pilbara Ports Authority to dramatically increase throughput, in contrast to other ports.

Getting up to speed on Metronet rollout

SPECIAL REPORT: Costs and a local skills shortage are among the challenges facing the state as it seeks to develop a local train car manufacturing sector.

Supply chain, environment key port considerations

SPECIAL REPORT: WA will be waiting until at least 2030 before an outer harbour development is needed, and in the meantime work is being done to evaluate the best ways to extend the life of Fremantle Port.

Project pick-up puts pressure on skills

SPECIAL REPORT: Western Australia may not be ready with the workforce and skills needed for the next boom.

All eyes on China amid slowing global trade

SPECIAL REPORT: Trade battles, high Chinese debt and slowing global growth are among the biggest threats to the WA economy.

Business, investors count down to key poll

SPECIAL REPORT: Elections always bring uncertainty for business, but in 2019 the difference between the major parties is among the starkest in decades.

Iron ore boosts private companies

SPECIAL REPORT: Western Australia’s iron ore industry has reshaped the BNiQ ranking of the state’s largest private companies.

Cutting through tech funding maze

SPECIAL REPORT: Tech startups in WA can raise capital if they know where to look and how to ask, a Perth seminar was told.

Lithium, gold and base metals driving deals

SPECIAL REPORT: Global players are converging on WA as resources assets become increasingly attractive in the international arena.

Goldman, Freehills top deal tables

SPECIAL REPORT: Corporate finance dealmakers in Perth worked on just more than 800 transactions last year worth $51 billion.

Property slump playing role in retirement plans

SPECIAL REPORT: WA is not matching the national rate for retirement apartment and home builds.