Gold prices have risen as the US dollar has slipped and markets anticipate the release of impending US inflation data that may offer some clues on the pace of future Federal Reserve interest rate increases.
Signs of recovery across Perth’s property market continue to emerge, with the latest figures from the Urban Development Institute of Australia showing land sales were up 4 per cent for the December 2017 quarter.
This year marks a changing of the guard at the Perth Writers Festival, with Katherine Dorrington stepping down as program manager and The West Australian’s literary editor, William Yeoman, stepping in to curate the festival in a guest capacity.
A unique initiative launched earlier this month based on the six seasons of the Noongar calendar aims to grow indigenous leadership skills through culturally appropriate training, according to co-founder Rishelle Hume.
Balcatta-based Orbital Corporation recorded an unaudited $1.5 million after-tax loss for the first half of the financial year, but expects a profit in its full-year result, as it shifts focus to building engine parts for unmanned aerial vehicles.
A $207 million expansion to more than double the capacity of Pilbara Minerals' Pilgangoora project could get under way as early as this year, after a pre-feasibility study released today delivered positive results.
Gold prices have risen as the US dollar has eased, but gains are expected to be muted ahead of inflation data from the United States later this week that could mean US interest rates rise faster than expected.
An east coast energy retailer backed by a French multinational will become the fifth player selling to consumers in the local gas market, after receiving approval by the Economic Regulation Authority today.