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Miss Chow’s continues rapid expansion

Jacquie Chan is set for a busy few weeks, with four new venues under the Miss Chow’s Group banner set to open by the end of July.

Waterfront living at Champion Lakes

Yolk Property Group is developing a 161-lot lakeside residential estate at Champion Lakes that will feature innovative housing products, a recreational and hospitality precinct and an aged care facility, in partnership with Southern Cross Care on behalf of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

Minister seeks axing of construction union

Industrial Relations Minister Christian Porter says the peak construction and mining union should be deregistered and he's prioritising laws that could help make that happen.

ASX opens flat despite Wall Street gains

The Australian share market has opened flat despite gains on Wall Street overnight.

Bishop to chair Telethon Kids

Perth’s Telethon Kids Institute has announced former foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop will be its next chair.

Gold nears 6-year high on US Fed cut hints

Gold prices surged to a near six-year peak overnight after the US Federal Reserve bank signalled it was ready to cut interest rates as early as next month to boost growth, triggering a sharp fall in the US dollar.

Morning Headlines

Browse delays loom as a test for Canavan

Oil jumps 5% on Iran-US drone tension

Oil soared more than five per cent overnight after Iran's army shot down a US military drone, raising fears of a military confrontation between the two countries.

Neometals looks to India for refining

Neometals will be considering India as the location to build a lithium hydroxide refinery, but previously announced plans for the project to be built in Kalgoorlie will remain as an option.

Lynas to select a WA processing site soon

Lynas Corporation chief executive Amanda Lacaze says the company is around two months away from deciding on a Western Australian site to expand its processing operations.

Appeal over Woolies approval dismissed for second time

Canning Bridge IGA owner Greg Brindle’s efforts to overturn the approval of a $60 million Woolworths-anchored retail development in Mount Pleasant have been knocked back for a second time by the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Market closes up 39.3pts

The Australian share market has closed higher for a third day, with gains in most sectors and gold miners a standout as the price of the precious metal jumped to a six-year high.

Gold hits record high

The Australian dollar gold price has passed $2,000 an ounce for the first time, according to The Perth Mint, with five WA-linked goldminers putting on a combined $1.3 billion of value in today’s trading.

WA population growth slowly lifting

Australia’s annual population growth rate increased to 1.63 per cent in 2018, and while WA’s growth rate has improved, it continues to be one of the slowest growing states.

Eyes in the sky

Drone technology is becoming more visible in our skies, with a vast number of professional applications.

JWH Group shifts first homebuyer focus

JWH Group is refining its offering for first homebuyers who favour location over size.

Hot prospects for Bunsters

One of Perth’s sauciest companies is seeking a $5 million valuation with a hand from the Perth Angels.

MACA backs Blackham again with $12m

MACA will provide a $12 million working capital facility for an expansion of Blackham Resources' Matilda-Wiluna operation.

Kalium taps Toll for Beyondie transport contract

Kalium Lakes has awarded Toll Group a key haulage contract to move product from its Beyondie sulphate of potash project south-east of Newman to port facilities at either Fremantle or Kwinana.

New MD at Programmed

Programmed has announced Chris Sutherland will retire as managing director in September, to be succeeded in the role by Glenn Thompson.

NAB makes $2bn, five-year tech funding pledge

National Australia Bank says it's putting its money where its mouth is by allocating $2 billion to boost high-growth tech companies over the next five years. 

Rio cuts guidance as Pilbara problems mount

Rio Tinto has experienced iron ore mine operational problems, particularly in its Greater Brockman hub in the Pilbara, causing the mining giant to cut its shipments forecast for the second time in around two months.

ASX opens flat as miners slide

The Australian share market has opened flat with early losses for the energy and mining sectors.

Morning Headlines

Chemists called up to give flu jabs to children

Oil prices steady as US crude stock dips

Oil futures were mostly steady overnight as price support from a larger-than-expected decline in US crude inventories was countered by a lull in equities.

Gold rises as Fed hints at 2019 rate cuts

Gold prices climbed overnight after the US Federal Reserve signalled interest rate cuts were possible later this year as it responded to increased economic uncertainty and tepid inflation.

Perth as appealing as Melbourne and Sydney: report

Perth’s inferiority complex is holding it back from potential growth and development, as it is viewed to be as appealing as Australia’s largest cities, a new report has found.

Liquor licence conflict over arena definition

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has given a Nedlands sports club the green light to appeal its failed attempt at regaining a liquor licence, after its facilities where deemed not to constitute a sports arena.

ASX surges on renewed US-China trade hopes

The Australian share market has surged by more than a percentage point to hit another 11-year high amid indications Chinese-US trade tensions could be easing.

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