Woodside Petroleum has officially launched its latest marine craft, taking the opportunity to showcase the newly built platform supply vessel Siem Thiima in Fremantle due to its capacity to use LNG as a fuel.
The local arts sector has struggled to capture attention for a move it thinks is key to the sustainability and future development of the industry, with no political parties committing to the Chamber of Arts and Culture's proposed pledge of $100 million of increased funding over the next four years.
Hancock Prospecting is poised to become Western Australia's biggest private company after a investment and acquisition spree in iron ore and agribusiness which is expected some time this year to push its revenue past that of the incumbent number one for the past 12 years, home builder BGC. A 2018 reranking appears certain following research for the Business News Private Companies list published today in a special report.
OPINION: Everyone exposed to the Australian retail industry knows how tough conditions are, but what they might not fully understand is the extent to which a once-local industry is being blasted out of business by international competition.
Perth-based manufacturer Matrix Composites & Engineering says it will be paid the full $US10.9 million ($A14.2 million) owed under a previously cancelled contract with an unnamed shipyard customer, but work under a second contract will not proceed.
Engineering and project management firm WorleyParsons says the slump in activity among its customers, which caused revenue to plunge by 35 per cent and pushed the company to a first-half loss, may have bottomed out.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's promise to put a floor on what the states receive as a share of the revenue they raise from GST still stands, although it is still a few years away before it can be implemented.
Oil prices have ended steady on the day but lower on the week, with US crude notching its first weekly decline in five weeks, as the market weighed rising US drilling and record stockpiles against efforts by major producers to cut output to reduce a global glut.
Gold prices have eased but have notched a weekly gain as investors opted for the safe-haven qualities of bullion due to uncertainty about US and European politics as well as the direction of stock markets.
The state government's estimate for the cost of a tunnel to complete Roe 9 has fallen dramatically since the option was first floated in 2014, according to documents obtained under freedom of information by Labor.
Private Perth company Wright Prospecting has bolstered its already impressive ranks with the recruitment of top lawyer Peter Wiese, who will guide it through continuing legal disputes with fellow Perth company Hancock Prospecting.