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FlashMop is an Uber-style app connecting Perth households and businesses with highly rated local cleaners, on demand.

Proteomics kit fit for market

It has taken over 15 years, but Perth-based medical technology company Proteomics International is now launching a commercial product targeted at the US.

Flexible workspaces move past disruptor role

Serviced offices and co-working spaces are becoming an increasingly important part of commercial landlords’ property portfolios.

ASX dips as oil slump saps energy stocks

Australian shares have edged lower in early trade as an overnight oil price slump sends energy stocks plummeting.

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Oil plunge hammers shares

Gold steady at one-week high; eyes on Fed

Gold firmed near a one-week high as investors cast doubts over the pace of interest rate hikes next year by the US Federal Reserve which kicked off its two-day meeting earlier in the day.

S&P flat on US govt shutdown threat

The benchmark S&P 500 stock index has ended little changed in a choppy trading session on Tuesday as the possibility of a partial US government shutdown raised investor jitters ahead of a highly anticipated meeting of the Federal Reserve.

Oil dips over 5% on economic, supply fears

Oil prices tumbled more than five per cent overnight, falling for the third straight session as the market grappled with reports that US supply would continue to surge even if demand weakens as global growth deteriorates, which many expect.

Mustera enlists international architects WOHA for Applecross

Acclaimed international architecture group WOHA has landed in Perth, providing design works for Mustera Property Group’s $105 million Forbes Residences proposal in Applecross.

ASX suffers losses across the board

Losses across the board dragged the Australian share market lower, with energy stocks weighing the heaviest amid looming interest rate hikes in the US and tumbling oil prices.

Explaurum backs new Ramelius bid

The board of Explaurum has backed a revised takeover offer from Mark Zeptner-led Ramelius Resources for the gold explorer.

Sydney investor buys Micromine

Private equity investor Potentia Capital has acquired a majority stake in Nedlands-based Micromine, eight months after the mining software developer hired PwC to find a new owner.

Pluto gas enters domestic orbit

Domestic gas has started flowing from Woodside Petroleum’s Pluto plant near Karratha today, around six years after LNG exports from the facility got under way.

McGees wins $5.5m contract

National group McGees Property has been awarded a $5.5 million state government contract to provide leasing services for the Department of Transport.

WestStar secures $4.5m Rio contract

WestStar Industrial has won a $4.5 million contract with Rio Tinto for works at the Cape Lambert port facility, taking the local contractor’s order book to $30 million.

Australia defeat India in second Test

After being "bashed" for nine miserable months on the field and off it, Australia have defeated India by 146 runs in Perth to celebrate their first Test win under Tim Paine and Justin Langer.

Airport rail project hit with 12-month delay

The state government has announced a delay of up to 12 months at the Forrestfield-Airport Link due to tunneling issues, but says the rail project’s $1.9 billion budget will not be impacted.

NDIS coordinators set to grow

Mission Australia and APM are planning to recruit 370 people in Western Australia after being selected earlier this month as local area coordinators by the National Disability Insurance Agency.

AGL names Brett Redman as permanent CEO

AGL has appointed former chief financial officer Brett Redman as chief executive on a permanent basis.

Activation, targeting key to build tourism

Opinion: Los Angeles and Miami should inspire Western Australians hoping to ignite tourist attention, but our state needs to consider how to generate the most value from the industry.

Humm in tune with brain waves

Perth startup Humm is setting its course for the next year after participating in Berkeley’s eminent Skydeck accelerator program.

Alerte to AI opportunities

A Perth technology startup backed by mining entrepreneur Kerry Harmanis has developed an artificial intelligence platform it believes can be applied to nearly any industry.

Economic glass starting to look less than half empty

Domestic and international events are on a collision course, with 2019 to pose a plethora of challenges for business leaders.

ASX plummets into red during bleak open

Australian shares have tumbled amid wider global uncertainty, diving into the red during a bleak open to the session.

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PM’s $9.2bn tax cut plan for election

Gold gains as greenback, stocks slide

Gold has risen as a slide in the US dollar makes bullion more attractive for holders of other currencies, while some investors have taken cover as stocks globally slipped into the red ahead of the US Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting.

Wall St tumbles more than two per cent

Wall Street’s major indices have slid more than two per cent, with the benchmark S&P 500 closing at its lowest level in 14 months, on concerns of slowing economic growth before a decision from the Federal Reserve this week on the course of interest rate hikes.

Oil dips as supply, growth worries weigh

Oil prices fell about one per cent overnight on signs of oversupply in the United States and as investor sentiment remained under pressure from concern over global economic growth and fuel demand.

Sam Walsh to chair Gold Corp

The state government has selected former Rio Tinto boss and current Mitsui & Co director Sam Walsh as the new chair of Perth Mint operator Gold Corporation.