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Japan beckons aged carers

CHANGING social attitudes in Japan are presenting goodopportunities for WA businesses operating in the aged care industry.

Senator talks trade

THE SHADOW Minister for Trade and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Peter Cook will address the WA International Traders’ Club in a luncheon forum entitled Challenges and Opportunities in International Trade in the New Millennium on 16 June.

Business women look to Phillipines

THE PHILIPPINES’ ambassador to Australia Delia Domingo-Albert will visit Perth on 19 June to address a Challenge Bank Women In Business Unit seminar.

Container trade strong

CONTAINER trade through Fremantle Port is maintaining strong growth.

More new cars to flow into WA

THE flow of new cars into WA is improving.

Bartercard holds off

SHARE allocations and dispatch notices for Bartercard should be determined by 21 June and the trade agency should be listed in the week of 27 June.

Net helps finance seekers

NTERNET growth is helping to stack the finance odds further in the favour of the consumer.

Pioneer changes debt scene

WHENEVER you think of credit management and debt collection the first thought that springs to mind probably relates to a small practice where the operator of the business is camped outside the door waiting for your arrival so as to collect the dollars you

WA invention taking the east by storm

A WA financial services creation is taking the rest of Australia by storm.

Who’d blame anyone for working back at this office?

Few commercial locations in Australia can match the atmosphere of The Old Swan Brewery. In every square metre of space, there is history and character. Gaze out the huge windows to the south-east, and you’ll take in a spectacular view of the Swan River. T

Realtors gear up for battlefield

RETAIL property will become a battlefield as electronic commerce claws market share from traditional retailers according to Chesterton International managing director Graham Iddles.

Wolford moves into King Street

INTERNATIONAL fashion house Wolford is coming to Perth following the success of its three eastern States stores.

Mortgage processing outsourced

CITIBANK’S mortgage processing business arm has beenoutsourced to the Common-wealth Bank following a twelve month review of Citibank’s operations. Under the arrangement, Citibank’s mortgage processing unit will have responsibility for all customer con

Auction on

LANDCORP is toauction seven blocks in Fortview Road, Mount Claremont on 24 June.

Comings & Goings

THE following company personnel changes have been notified to the WA office of the Australian Stock Exchange:

Travelshop takes on Glenn Robertson

INTEGRATED online and retail travel group Travelshop Limited has announced the appointment of Ansett Australia sales and marketing executive Glenn Robertson as its managingdirector to spearhead its long-term growth strategy.

Hood joins RHK

WENDY Hood has been appointed consultant at Perth consultancy firm, RHK Public Relations.

Franklin to tackle rivers

BEN Franklin, WA State manger of non-bank lender Aussie Home Loans has been appointed to the Board of the Water and Rivers Commission.

Unemployment down

WA RECORDED the lowest youth unemployment rate and the second lowest overall unemployment rate of all States during May, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Challenge boss pushes service

CUSTOMER service is an area where banks have traditionally fallen down says Challenge Bank CEO Tony Howarth.

Complex for sale

THE Clifton complex on Molloy Street Bunbury is for sale by tender for the first time in twenty-five years.

Communication improves

A RECENTLY launched, WA-owned satellite telecommunications provider is likely to improve the lot of Internet users in the South West.

Palandri shows off project

INVESTORS rubbed shoulders when they took the opportunity to have a good look at the new Palandri winery recently in the South West.

Australian venture capital model emerges

AUSTRALIA’S venture capital industry is fast catching up with its overseas counterparts.

Kitchen consultant a first for Perth

PERTH’S first commercial kitchen consultant is now available to assist the foodservice industry.

Accruals calm GST lay-by fears

SMALL businesses that use an accrual accounting basis for GST will be far better placed in regards to lay-bys following aruling by Tax Commissioner Michael Carmody.

Tourism excellence lauded

THE TOURISM industry’s ‘Oscar’ night, the 2000 WA Tourism Awards for Excellence, will be held on 16 June.

Golden debut for Mint

THE PERTH Mint is a finalist in three categories in the 2000 WA Tourism Awards for Excellence: heritage and cultural, tourism retailing, and tourism marketing and promotion.

Wagons a winner

NEWCOMER to the WA Tourism Awards for Excellence, Swan Valley Wagon Winery Trails, has been nominated in the tour and transport operators category.