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Car sales still in low gear

Motor vehicles sales in Western Australia for the year to November are down 8.5 per cent on the same period last year, with sports utility vehicles the only part of the market that held up.

Petrol fall hasn’t fuelled vehicle sales

Lower petrol prices have not accelerated new vehicle purchases in Western Australia, with sales down 6.1 per cent in February on the same period in 2014.

Vehicle sales continue to plummet

New car sales in Western Australia have had a poor start to the year, with the passenger and heavy commercial markets contracting sharply and indicating that consumers and local businesses alike are tightening their belts.

Orbital sues Mercedes, Bosch over patents

Engine technology developer Orbital Corporation has filed court documents in the US against major car industry players Mercedes-Benz and Robert Bosch over alleged patent infringements concerning its direct injection technology.

WA car sales continue to stall

Western Australian new vehicle sales are down 10.2 per cent for the month of August, according to a report from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

No half-life in EMA plan

FEATURE: Mining sector players are creating innovative solutions – particularly in the iron ore, uranium, and base metals areas, and the graduate labour market – to deal with the changing economic environment.

WA vehicle sales remain in the slow lane

New vehicle sales in Western Australia have fallen 8.1 per cent year on year, according to a report from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

WA confidence drops amid business closures

Consumer confidence within Western Australia has slumped to near record lows with the closure of high-profile businesses on the east coast and the prospect of higher interest rates rattling households.

Vitol bets against Dutch disease

The state’s rising demand for fuels and lubricants has prompted a deal between Shell and Dutch-owned but Swiss-based Vitol.

Changing markets test loyalty

Qantas is the latest in a growing number of business icons to be confronted by rapidly changing market conditions.

Costs pushing business offshore

The cost of doing business in Australia means the country has become an investment no-go zone for international companies.

Auto sector reeling, not a great feeling

The Toyota saga is a good example of the employment flexibility required to survive and prosper in the modern economy – and what can happen when it’s missing.

Job losses don’t discriminate

The spectacular collapse of Forge Group highlights some of the big differences between the resource states and other parts of Australia.

Mining man leads Murdoch

Perth's Murdoch University has joined the ranks of tertiary institutions appointing leading resources industry players as chancellors.

AHG buys Melbourne Ford dealer

Perth-based car dealer network Automotive Holdings Group has moved to strengthen its Victorian presence, snapping up a Melbourne-based Ford dealer for $2 million.