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Brandrill joins forces with Impala

FOLLOWING rock-breaking technology trials in South Africa, Brandrill Limited has entered into partnership with Impala Platinum Holdings Limited to develop a continuous mining system using penetrating cone fracture technology.

Designer shuns fashion gloss

SLIPRAIL creative director Pauline Emili-ani has shunned the gloss of the commercial fashion circuit in order to retain the ethos of her custom-made label.

Corporation Builders takes digital step

CORPORATION Builders has launched, an interactive website offering entrepreneurs a one-stop-shop for their capital raising needs.

Italians associate

AN ITALIAN-Australian businesswomen’s association is being set up in WA.

Business migration program launched

A SMALL Business Develop-ment Corporation-designed business migration program has been launched in WA.

Contracting overhaul recommended

A MAJOR overhaul of the WA Government’s contracting system is expected to benefit small and regional businesses.

GST spending frenzy draws to a close

DWELLING approvals turned in a solid result in February defying expectations of a 3 per cent decline to fall only 1.1 per cent after a strong 6 per cent rise in January.

Office up for sale

AN OFFICE-warehouse with a building area of 2,534 square metres on a 3,645sqm site at 26 Hector Street, Osborne Park is available with vacant possession.

West End road reversals halted

IT IS unlikely Transport WA plans to reverse traffic flows in the CBD’s West End will go ahead.

Time running out for managers

TIME could be running out for twelve WA property managers who are not yet compliant with legislation under the Managed Investment Act.

Redcliffe’s new life

EAST Redcliffe land and house prices have increased substantially with the transformation of the public housing area and the change in name to Flemington Chase.

Mining opportunity for Perth

PERTH has the opportunity to capitalise on its success in developing a world leading mining services sector.

Changes to make buying safer

TWO fundamental changes in the real estate industry over the past two years impact directly on sellers and buyers, says ANREPS director Dorothy Lowrey.

Owners need ABN

A DELIBERATE policy decision in formulating the Australian Business Number legislation may require thousands of property owners to register for an ABN before 31 May to avoid being taxed at 48.5 per cent, deducted from rental payments, says the Taxation In

DOLA makes electronic move

ONLINE land transactions will eventually replace paperwork under a five-year strategic plan for the Department of Land Administration.

MBA boss chases Canadian answer

MASTER Builders Association director Michael McLean is in Canada for a four week fact-finding mission to investigate the impact of the GST on the building industry.

Victoria for sale

THE Victoria Inn Boutique Hotel at 12 Victoria Avenue in the Perth CBD will be sold at auction on 3 May.

GST sparks branch sell-offs

THE recent spate of bank branch sell-offs has been caused to a large extent by uncertainty over the impending GST, says Jones Lang LaSalle research analyst Frank Sorgiovanni.

BGC alliance completes village

BGC Construction, Caversham Prop-erty Pty Ltd and the RAAF Association (WA) recently celebrated the end of a successful working alliance with the opening of the Cambrai Village veterans’ retirement complex at Merriwa.

Estate released

STAGE 4A of the Mt Henry Estate at Salters Point, comprising eight residential lots, has been released for private treaty sale.

Fini lauded

AN INTERNATIONAL Real Estate Federation representing some 150 industry associations has awarded the St James Estate in Northbridge with the FIABCI Millen-nium Prix d’Excellence for World Excellence in Residential Development.

TIME may prove to be on the investor’s side

A commonly debated theme in stockmarkets during recent times has been the risks associated with the so-called ‘Internet bubble’.

Trapper proves share worth

HINDSIGHT is a wonderful thing – but foresight is better.There is a story told of a fur trapper who was out in the middle of the Yukon in 1919.

Discount broking prices sliding

The recent announcement that Commonwealth Securities had discounted its online brokerage charge to $19.95 put the cat among the pigeons as far as the brokers are concerned.

Former Austrade WA boss to head club

FORMER WA manager of Austrade Terry Goss has been appointed to head up the commission’s Olympic-oriented Business Club Australia program.

Business Club Australia crown jewel on schedule

THE jewel in the Business Club Australia crown, its state-of-the-art Club venue located at Darling Harbour in Sydney is on schedule for its 1 August opening.

E-commerce exporting on show

The E-Commerce for Export workshop is designed to provide businesses with the information to determine whether electronic commerce tools will benefit a particular business pursuing export opportunities.

Privacy tackles technology growth

TECHNOLOGY doesn’t have to be pitted against privacy, says Federal Privacy Commissioner Malcolm Crompton.

Labour market still strong

A sharp 9.3 per cent rise in Australian job vacancies during February is further evidence of a strong labour market.