16/05/2007 - 15:44

Acquisitions and the boom in Broome in WA Business News

16/05/2007 - 15:44

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This week's WA Business News looks at the recent spate of mid-cap acquisitions and the impact of the boom in Broome, plus Business Class, Trade, Property, Not for Profit, Growing Business, Gusto and more

Acquisitions and the boom in Broome in WA Business News

In this week's hard copy edition of WA Business News:

Mark Beyer looks at the recent acquisition spree of several mid-cap industrial companies, and casts an eye over the WA budget.

Julie-anne Sprague examines at the ASIC-brought criminal charges facing John Webb and Curtin University's plans for a health and medical services centre, and wonders whether WA's boom times are starting to bite in Broome.

Jenelle Carter talks with Saville Australia and Babcock & Brown about their plans for the former Emu Brewery site, and SAS Global about its plans for the OneSteel site on Stirling Highway.

Emily Piesse checks out the increase in energy tariffs from state-owned energy retailer Synergy, protection of intellectual property in Chinese markets and a planned increase in pro bono work in Western Australia's legal community; and

Janelle Macri takes a look at the battle to secure funding for an upgrade to WA's road and rail network, changes to the the target for biofuels consumption in Western Australia, and discovers how a Perth IT network infrastructure company expanded nationally.

Our Book of Lists looks at WA's top 18 residential builders

Editor Mark Pownall ponders the careers of motivational speaking and network marketing,

Tim Treadgold wonders whether Wesfarmers will end up a loser in its alliance with Macquarie Bank for the assets of Coles Group,

And Joe Poprzeczny looks at some of the ALP candidates for the 2007 Federal Election.

All this and more in WA Business News, available tomorrow.

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