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Optimism drives graphite raisings surge

SPECIAL REPORT: Activity in Western Australia’s graphite sector is continuing apace, with local hopefuls seeking to raise more than $70 million this quarter, an amount similar to that raised for the entire financial year just past.

Capital inflow turns talk positive

SPECIAL REPORT: Financing opportunities have improved markedly from just two years ago for the state’s junior miners, amid growing demand for drill rigs and skilled workers.

Developers get out of the office

SPECIAL REPORT: Developers and investors are looking beyond office buildings to explore a variety of property opportunities across Perth.

Perth outer suburbs in the mix

SPECIAL REPORT: Developers, buyers and tenants are eyeing mixed-use precincts across Perth’s suburban property market.

Catching up to students’ housing needs

SPECIAL REPORT: A new wave of property developments is taking shape across Perth’s CBD, with more than $200 million worth of student accommodation projects in the pipeline.

Market, government moves to keep care at home

SPECIAL REPORT: Big changes to the home services sector have boosted consumer control over choice, leading to a more competitive market as an increasing number of consumers want care kept at home.

Doctors control the business model

SPECIAL REPORT: A shared approach to practice is paying dividends for the founders of Perth Urology Clinic.

Savings the aim in medihotel push

SPECIAL REPORT: The state government has rejected criticism of the cost and projected savings of its flagship medihotel healthcare policy, after work began on the construction of the first facility earlier this month.

Zetta gears up for acquisitions

SPECIAL REPORT: Privately owned ICT firm Zetta Group has mapped out multiple growth paths, including Asian franchises and larger acquisitions.

Tech firms tap into data trends

SPECIAL REPORT: Rapid advances in cloud computing and data analytics are creating business opportunities.

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.

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