Growth in manufacturing and construction has seen WA top National Australia Bank’s latest business confidence survey, as conditions nationwide hit record highs.
The National Australian Bank monthly business survey showed conditions rose to a record high in March.
The Grattan Institute has modelled scenarios for Australia's electricity system, finding gas will be needed in a backup, but not expanded, role.
WA’s peak real estate body has revised up its forecasts for property price rises this year — potentially nearly tripling predictions it made only three months ago.
Shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers says the government's decision to abandon its vaccine rollout timetable will come at an economic cost to the nation.
Colin Brinsden, AAP Economics and Business Correspondent
Scammers are targeting desperate families, leaving them thousands of dollars out of pocket, with fake rental scams as the State battles one of its worst-ever housing crises.
WA’s small businesses have been offered reassurance from Australia’s banking watchdog that they will be spared future lending restrictions but some are still wary of borrowing more.
The Reserve Bank's assessment of the financial system finds rising house prices are mitigating its fears earlier in the pandemic of mortgage lending losses.
Poor countries whose economies are hit hard by the coronavirus need to have their debt burden reduced, the Pope has told the IMF and the World Bank.
The steel-making commodity is still trading well above the WA Government’s price assumptions, suggesting up to another $800m could be added to State coffers.
Global restaurant closures have had a big impact on Austral Fisheries’ profits, but group adapts by pivoting towards retail customers
But Treasurer Josh Frydenberg believes as house price values continue to go up, it gives people more faith in the economy and confidence to spend.
The mining giant has called on the Federal Government to pump money into nationally-significant capital projects in regional areas in order to keep Australia’s economic recovery strong.
The fund has also upgraded upgraded Australia’s economic growth forecasts as it noted the world’s quicker-than-expected recovery from the pandemic.
A Perth-based family business that started in 1985 as a one-man footpath contracting operation is expanding its footprint with two significant acquisitions, including its first international purchase.
Danielle Le Messurier
The International Monetary Fund forecasts that worldwide output will rise 6 per cent this year, raising its outlook for global economic growth again.
The Reserve Bank has left its key interest rates at a record low at its monthly board meeting, while warning it is monitoring developments in the heated housing market.
The total market value of cryptocurrencies pushed past $US2 trillion ($2.6tr) for the first time, doubling in about two months amid surging institutional demand.
KPMG backs a vaccine passport and removing barriers for foreign workers to solve post pandemic labour shortage.
Lachlan Moffet Gray
There’s greater market share to be had for Beaumont Tiles, with research indicating 37 per cent of homeowners plan to renovate in the next 12 months.
E-commerce is becoming increasingly important to WA businesses as they seek to survive and thrive in a world trying to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis.
It was WA’s $500 million boom industry until COVID — and Chinese trade sanctions — rocked the boat. But has the pandemic returned our crayfishing pastime to its consumer-friendly roots?
Charlotte Elton & Jenne Brammer
New figures shows there are now 40,000 jobs on offer across WA, with vacancies rising 6.8 per cent between November and February compared to the previous three-month period.
There were 67 suburbs across Perth that recorded an increase in median house sale price during March as overall sales rose 1.8 per cent. Here’s the top five ...
Kim Macdonald and Matthew Burgess
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