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Gold price rise capped by US Fed comments

Gold prices retreated from a six-year high overnight after comments from US Federal Reserve officials trimmed expectations that the central bank will lower interest rates by half a percentage point next month.

Psychology and wellness group the master Rising Star

A commitment to make a real difference to community mental health has propelled Masters & Co Psychology and Wellness to the top of 2019’s Business News Rising Stars.

Regen to innovate beyond solar success

SPECIAL REPORT: Innovation is a continuous focus for solar power provider Regen Power as part of its ongoing growth mission.

Illuminance shines light on diversity

SPECIAL REPORT: Illuminance Solutions is a Perth-based advisory and consultancy service delivering information technology-based solutions to clients in the non-profit sector.

Mosaic put the pieces together

SPECIAL REPORT: A focus on managing operational costs and detailed long-term planning has earned Mosaic Community Care a Rising Stars award in the not-for-profit category.

Wungening cements reputation, growth

SPECIAL REPORT: A spike in revenue of more than 450 per cent over a four-year period would be welcome news for any organisation.

Magellan sets out long-term goals

SPECIAL REPORT: Magellan Power has grown from a sole trader business to a widely recognised manufacturer with more than 50 staff since it started out 28 years ago.

Lithium growth sparks MSP

SPECIAL REPORT: Growing demand for battery metals has created a golden opportunity for MSP Engineering, with contracts for two big projects helping the business grow revenue by 6,000 per cent in three years.

Teck Global solution powers growth

SPECIAl REPORT: When Teck Global founder David Zucaro lost his job due to the collapse of his former employer, Forge Group, he saw an opportunity to fill a niche in the power systems and electrical engineering market.

Masters a study in service

In the past five years, Rochelle Masters has seen her small psychology clinic in Perth’s northern suburbs grow through her unique approach to community engagement.

West Winds blow strong for Tailor Made

SPECIAL REPORT: Maker of The West Winds gins, The Tailor Made Spirits Company, prides itself on providing a point of difference in the craft distilling space.

Bros to roll out plumbing plan

SPECIAL REPORT: In just its third year of operation, Plumbing Bros has embarked on an ambitious plan to rollout its business model across the country.

ASX closes lower after 'choppy' session

The Australian share market has closed marginally lower following a seesaw session.

Primewest lands Fugro at West Perth

Primewest has struck a deal with international engineering firm Fugro to lease more 3,000 square metres at one of its West Perth buildings.

Sales success starts with self-worth

OPINION: For those who make a living selling a product or service, the value of building strong relationships cannot be overestimated.

$179m contracts for Aboriginal businesses

Two Aboriginal businesses have been awarded $179 million of contracts by Fortescue Metals Group, with chief executive Elizabeth Gaines saying the miner was focused on practical initiatives to end disparity.

Real IQ joins TCN Worldwide Welcomes

Locally-based Real IQ Real Estate Company has joined the member network of international company TCN Worldwide Real Estate Services.

Vital to pivot to rare earth projects

A local junior whose gold and base metals exploration projects in Burkina Faso had to be put on hold amid escalating jihadist violence in the West African country is pivoting to become a rare earth oxide developer.

Nuheara shares fall on market update

Shares in Nuheara have slumped up to 20 per cent today, after takeover bid to acquire it did not proceed and it discontinued its LiveIQ product.

Sandfire set to acquire MOD for $167m

Sandfire Resources has made a $167 million takeover offer for MOD Resources, just over five months after it made a $94.5 million bid for the junior, with MOD’s board backing the improved offer.

WeWork to open second Perth office

Global serviced office and flexible workspace provider WeWork will establish a second Perth facility in Northbridge, taking up an entire floor of Warrington Property’s recently refurbished William Square.

Altura names new major shareholder

Altura Mining has a new major shareholder, after Ningbo Shanshan acquired Shaanxi J&R Optimum Energy’s shares in the lithium miner.

Collins Foods lifts FY profit 20% to $39m

Collins Foods has lifted its payout to shareholders after strong sales at its Australian KFC network helped the company boost full-year profit 20.3 per cent to $39.1 million.

Morning Headlines

Woodside under pump, flags Browse gas delays

Oil prices mixed on crude demand fears

Oil prices were mixed overnight as market concerns about the possibility of a conflict between the United States and Iran eased while worries about declining crude demand resurfaced.

Gold nears six-year top on US-Iran tension

Gold prices rose more than one per cent overnight to a near six-year peak as the US dollar fell, with safe-haven bullion also boosted by US President Donald Trump's announcement to impose fresh sanctions on Iran.

ASX rebounds as banks, mining sector gain

The Australian share market has closed higher as the heavyweight mining and financial sectors shrugged off their morning losses.

AVZ increases Manono stake

AVZ Minerals has increased its stake in the Manono lithium and tin project by 5 per cent for US$5.5 million from Datchom Mining.

LNG flowing at Pluto again

Woodside Petroleum has announced it has restarted production at its Pluto LNG plant, following maintenance delays at the plant.

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