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.

Vehicle sales hit brakes

New vehicle sales in Western Australia continue to perform far below last year, with year-to-date sales down 7.9 per cent for the same period in 2013, according to new figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

Wealth a barometer of state’s health

It’s not easy to feel sympathy for Perth’s super-rich as they watch their fortunes shrink, but the problems of Gina Rinehart, Andrew Forrest, Kerry Stokes, Angela Bennett and Stan Perron are a powerful pointer to the problems facing everyone in Western Australia.

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.

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.

Roxby wins top WA architecture award

Jolimont-based Roxby Architects has won the George Temple Poole award at the WA architecture awards for its design of Toyota's Western Australian head office.

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.

Aussie icons get left behind

There's no point in an Australian government trying to save a business regarded as a national icon if Australians have stopped buying the services of that business.

Costs pushing business offshore

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

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.

WA vehicle sales leading the nation

THE boom in Western Australian motor vehicle sales continued in February, with year-to-date sales up 17.7 per cent to 18,554, which was 2,785 more than in the previous corresponding period.

WA vehicle sales up 12% in Aug, as national figures drop

Western Australian was the only major market to counter a negative trend in Australian motor vehicle sales. National vehicle sales fell more than 5 per cent in August amid concern over high fuel prices and rising interest rates.

Toyota tops the car market

TOYOTA has topped the quarterly sales figures for passenger cars in Western Australian for the first time, according to industry statistician VFACTS.