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MJB&B forges hi-tech agency link

MJB&B Advertising and Market-ing Group and Internet advertising specialists Elink Media Limited have created what they claim to be Australia’s first full-service online and offline marketing, advertising and communications agency.

Golden year for Croesus

A STRONG performance from its Binduli gold operations has underpinned anunaudited profit of $1.3 million for the 1999/2000 fiscal year for Croesus Mining NL.

Hill meets expectations

PERTH-BASED gold miner Hill 50 Gold NL produced 45,277 ounces of gold for the June quarter from its operations in the Mt Magnet area of the Murchison goldfields in WA.

Investment boom likely: report

A NUMBER of major mining projects and others presently on the drawing board may well drive an resource investment boom in WA during 2001-02.

Discovery rallies interest in eastern Goldfields

Recent drilling by Goldfields Kalgoorlie Limited has discovered a major new high-grade gold deposit at the Raleigh prospect (previously known as Romeo), only 2.5 kilometres southof the company’s Kundana gold operation.

Explorers striking out

THE END of the wet in the Kimberley region has signalled the start of a most significant phase in the resurgence of diamond exploration in WA’s far north.

Base metals disappoint

THE fundamentals for base metals have been negative this year with the exception of nickel, which has been the only metal to shine among its contemporaries.

Supersorb continues environmental drive

ALBANY-BASED Supersorb Minerals has taken a significant step in its drive to develop environmental technology projects as an extension of its core absorbent minerals business, starting test work for mine water treatment and mine site remediation at th...

Prudence behind online caution: ICA

THE INSURANCE Council of Australia has hit back at claims the general insurance industry was moving too slowly towards online business and risked losing out to new and aggressive electronic commerce providers.

Working Systems in the black

WORKING Systems Solutions has announced a positive cash flow for the quarter ending June 30, in line with prospectus forecasts.

Get current...or else

ADVERTISERS on the Internet must systematically ‘weed’ outdated material from web sites or risk getting in trouble with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Aussie gains online efficiencies

ONLINE directory group Aussie Online Limited now has one of Australia’s fastest virtual private networks, allowing for low-cost Internet telephony.

Thin banks on success

POINT of sale business-to-business application service provider Thin Technologies recently announced a cash position of $11.6 million and no long-term liabilities as of June 30.

Access 1 signs Big Pond deal

WA success story Access1 will provide AccessTV content to Telstra Big Pond under a recently announced umbrella agreement.

Tissue deal in genesis

PERTH-based Genesis Biomedical Ltd and German biotechnology group co.don are investigating the feasibility of establishing an Asia Pacific joint venture company to supply human tissue engineering and transplantation products and services for musculo-s...

Bankruptcy search

AUSTRALIAN Business Research has launched live, web based access to the Insolvency & Trustee Service Australia’s bankruptcy searches.

webwise – new on the net

Smart share newsSMARTNEWS is a new market intelligence and information service for retail shareholders in public companies.

Business waits on RBA move

THE Reserve Bank of Australia meets on the first Tuesday of every month. In that meeting, a key decision is whether interest rates should be raised, lowered or left alone.

County makes a comeback

After an absence of two and a half years, County Investment Management has returned to the retail market.

Negotiate and reap rewards

Ask for discounts on goods such as whitegoods and furniture: You will be surprised how willing stores are to negotiate a price on goods.

Property trusts cashing in

TAX-loss selling and ‘window dressing’ have contributed to the recent strong performance of the listed property trust sector, according to a monthly report by Property Investment Research into the industry.

$100m Darwin project goes to Perth architect

PERTH architectural firm Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland has been awarded a $100 million urban renewal project in Darwin following a national design competition involving five of Australia’s leading architecture firms.

Bushplan is unfair: lawyer

LANDOWNERS who believe they will be treated unfairly by the State Government’s proposed Bushplan may have to resort to common law for compensation, according to Minter Ellison partner Glen McLeod.

New Act ‘too complex’

THE Federal Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act which imposes a potential fine of $5 million or seven years jail for developers who fail to comply started on July 16.

Developer is committed to WA

PROPERTY developer Australand Holdings Limited will continue to be a major investor in the WA property market, according to WA general manager Nick Perrignon.

compact lots

East Perth releaseTHE first mixed-use lots at Royal Street in East Perth will be released to the market by tender in September. The lots are located within East Perth’s Foundry development

Watershed for southern wine industry

Four things make a wine investment scheme more attractive to investors, according to Watershed project manager and Garton Smith & Barrett partner Geoff Barrett.

Walpole masters communication

WALPOLE has found it easier to communicate with the outside world after the local community and the South West Development Commission obtained funds for the construction of a communications mast.

Transport reviewed

A SOUTH West Transport Advisory Group has been established by the South West Development Commission Board to review progress towards providing better transport links to the region.