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Gold price jump a furphy: AGSEAN

A major downturn in the resource sectors has been forecast by the Australian Geoscientists’ Skills & Employment Advancement Network which is concerned that the recent surge in the price of gold has created a false air of optimism within government, busine

WA threatens to rule nickel world

A potential $1 billion development of the nickel industry in Western Australia could make the State the world’s leading nickel producer within five years.

Hardman tackles Africa

A PROGRAM of seismic exploration is planned by Hardman Resources NL and its partners after the company negotiated two hydrocarbon blocks off the West African coast.

Croesus hits right zone

Croesus Mining NL has intersected a new high-grade gold mineralisation zone at its Fort William deposit at Binduli, where spectacular hits have been made at quite shallow depths of less than 80 metres.

Perth miner exercises its Italian option

PERTH-based Gold Mines of Sardinia Limited, buoyed by the gold price recovery and exploration success, is planning a second gold mine in Sardinia.

Nido takes part of find

WEST Perth-based Nido Petroleum Limited – formerly known as SOCDET – has picked up a 40 per cent option in the Zhongyuanrehabilitation project in Central China which could result in an oil cash flow by mid-2000.

Troy picks targets

AFTER acquiring a huge slice of Western Australia in the Sandstone district, Troy Resources NL is now selecting drill targets for the coming year.

Armadale looks at redevelopment authority

ARMADALE could be the next city in line for a redevelopment authority, subject to an outcome of a workshop to establish the best method for revitalising the city.

Democrats continue squeeze

Federal Government attacks on the building industry by reducing negative gearing incentives is looking more likely as the government battles to get its tax proposals past the Democrats.

Auction sales are on the up

THE percentage of commercial properties which were sold atauction jumped in October when compared with September figures, according to research compiled by the Commercial Property Monitor.

Council claims gearing success

HERE’S the latest Ralph report sleeper for those with property interests to consider.

Shopping centre futures look cloudy

NOW may be a good time to sell your shopping centre unless, like Westfield Carousel, you provide more than the mundane shopping experience.

Housing finance demand falls

DEMAND for housing finance fell in September for the first time since October 1998 according to Australian Bureau of Statistics research.

Future plan for Perth

THE Future Perth strategic plan will play an integral part in shaping the CBD.

Marketing curses many innovators

AUSTRALIAN companies are great innovators but poor commercialisers of their ideas according to the results of an Edith Cowan University study.

Commission makes lodgement easier

THE lives of small businesses required to lodge documents with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission has been made easier with the development of an interactive website service called eRegisters.

Extra $7m on GST

BUSINESS advisors have been given $7 million worth of help to improve GST skills.

Massage idea shows horse sense

PHYSIOTHERAPY is fast becoming a part of every horse’s pre-race ritual.

Tax move commendable

In the Government’s response to the second stage of the Ralph Committee Review of Business Taxation it has signalled that it intends to introduce measures to limit the avoidance of income tax that occurs through alienation of personal services income thro

We can’t even give superannuation away

The Superannuation Guarantee Charge requires employers to paya certain percentage of employees’ salaries into a complying superannuation fund.

ASIC gull swoops down on Internet scam

THE Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s Novem-ber Gull Award winner has drawn notice to a scheme that could financially devastate those who joined it.

Ralph review no help: Dickson

TAX laws have become increasingly complex and the Ralph Review will not help, says Pannell Kerr Forster managing partner Richard Dickson.

Audience given finance crash course

A PERTH audience has been given a crash course in taking massive action to change the quality of their bank account by Canadian author Gerry Robert.

Home loan market competition hots up

COMPETITION in the WA home loan market is increasing with a new player entering WA and an existing one firming its presence.

Confidence restorer

WA FINANCE brokers and financiers have moved to restore public confidence by forming the Equipment Finance Committee.

New rich go for glitz

WHAT constitutes a quality luxury home is constantly changing as client lifestyles change.

Builder tackles quality market

ONE of the more established and respected builders in quality circles is C Zorzi Builders, established in 1957.

Top end steady despite GST

The GST boom in the housing market is not affecting the upper end of the market as much as the remainder says Atrium homes sales manager Rod Dawes.

Generation X the new variable

Managers need to learn to deal with a growing work force faction – Generation Xers, says Minter Ellison national managing partner Phil Clark.