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Special Reports

Walk tours an experience, not a destination

SPECIAL REPORT: When Ryan Zaknich started his Perth walking tours business Two Feet & a Heartbeat 11 years ago, one of his featured routes incorporated stops at each of the city’s small bars - all three of them.

Government sells WA to the world

SPECIAL REPORT: The state government is spearheading programs to build interest in WA as a preferred leisure destination within Australia and overseas.

Room choice here to stay

SPECIAL REPORT: Perth’s hotel capacity has increased by about 30 per cent since 2012 and Business News has identified a further 3,150 rooms that are either under construction or committed, as the city’s hotel sector is transformed.

Private builds for foreign students

SPECIAL REPORT: Accommodation groups are betting on international students returning to Perth.

Juniors get down to business

SPECIAL REPORT: Several junior gold-focused companies in WA are vying to mature from exploration to production.

Mixed results for gold miners as output hits 6.6m oz

SPECIAL REPORT: WA’s 30 gold miners achieved a small increase in aggregate output last year with the state’s biggest producer, Newmont Mining, making up about a sixth of this at 1.1m ounces, research by Business News has found.

Miners consolidate holdings

SPECIAL REPORT: The state’s gold industry is planning to invest more than $1 billion in exploration and development to sustain continued modest growth in production.

Designers plan global assault

SPECIAL REPORT: Asia and the US are the big targets for Perth designers who hope to break onto the world stage.

Jessica Gomes grows to Asia

SPECIAL REPORT: China and South Korea are key targets for Jessica Gomes as she seeks to take her skincare business into Asia later this year.

Shifting local alliances

SPECIAL REPORT: Business News has been tracking changes among WA’s accounting firms for 25 years, including seminal events like the collapse of Andersen and the break-up of the old PKF practice.

Mixed results on gender equity

SPECIAL REPORT: Gender equity is a key goal for major accounting firms but their track record is varied, especially in WA.

Waste-to-energy investment tops $870m

SPECIAL REPORT: Almost a billion dollars worth of waste-to-energy projects are in the pipeline in WA.

$3bn of projects amid market flux

SPECIAL REPORT: About $3 billion of electricity projects are in the pipeline in WA, but technological change and regulatory pressure are creating investment uncertainty.

Changes on horizon for Pilbara

SPECIAL REPORT: Moves to reform the Pilbara’s electricity sector will improve competition and lower prices, proponents claim.

Expansion plans get energy sector pumping

SPECIAL REPORT: Chevron’s $5 billion Gorgon phase two project announced in April might be the first in a wave of new oil and gas investments.

Staff cuts add to red tape concerns

SPECIAL REPORT: Despite a host of deals in the Perth Basin during the past year, proponents are battling issues with red tape.

Getting creative on firm funds footing

The financial performance of WA’s major arts organisations has fluctuated widely over the past year, research by Business News has found.

New corporate advisory players lift market share

SPECIAL REPORT: Western Australian companies were involved in 235 corporate finance deals worth $6.9 billion in the June quarter, with new advisory firms playing an increasing role, research by Business News has found.

Growth in alternative financing

SPECIAL REPORT: Private equity groups and credit funds are delivering a diverse range of financing options for mining projects.

Sternship making its mark

SPECIAL REPORT: A new corporate advisory firm working from a historic building in West Perth has rapidly made an impact, advising on more than a dozen transactions for public and private companies.

Resources returns lead rebound

SPECIAL REPORT: Battery metals businesses such as Pilbara Minerals, Altura Mining, and Western Areas have joined AusCann Holdings, Buru Energy and OM Holdings among the best-performing stocks in the year to June.

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