WA Excerpt from the 2017 March Market report

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Wall Street slips as tech stocks weigh

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday, with the Dow on track to snap an 11-day winning streak, as technology stocks declined and investors paused ahead of President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of [Read entire story]

GE’s Immelt says U.S. ‘diverging’ from the world

(Reuters) - The United States is "diverging" from the rest of the world and will be "less of a leader in trade", General Electric Co Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt said in a letter to shareholders. [Read entire story]

TasWater boss fires back at Gutwein’s plan to wrest control

A slanging match breaks out over a proposal for Tasmania's water and sewerage system to be taken out of the hands of local councils. [Read entire story]

Westpac promises to compensate customers for losses caused by outage

Westpac says it will compensate customers "who have experienced a financial loss as a direct result of the branch system issue" due to a major outage that disrupted transactions at a majority of its branches today. [Read entire story]

business.gov.au is now on LinkedIn!

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Help your clients correctly claim the R&D Tax Incentive

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Could the Indian Ocean be the next South China Sea?

Three points in the Indian Ocean account for 80 per cent of the world's seaborne oil trade and there are increasing concerns about potential militarisation in the area. [Read entire story]

Cancer drug manufacturer to leave Adelaide, backflip on expansion plans

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer will close its Adelaide manufacturing plant, which makes and exports a chemotherapy drug, in less than five years, despite plans as little as a year ago to expand the site into a [Read entire story]

ACT Excerpt from the 2017 February Market report

Economic stability strengthens the property market across Canberra [Read entire story]

WA Excerpt from the 2017 February Market report

Prices fell over the September 2016 quarter, plunging Perth to its lowest point since 2013 [Read entire story]

Have your say on payment times

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Looking to take your business to China?

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Trump says U.S. automakers should make products in the country

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Sunday that American automakers should starting assembling motor vehicles in the United States if they wanted to do business in country. [Read entire story]

China, Europe drive shift to electric cars as U.S. lags

DETROIT (Reuters) - Electric cars will pick up critical momentum in 2017, many in the auto industry believe - just not in North America. [Read entire story]

Bobbie the Bear, bilingual rangers helping Chinese tourists

A small purple bear popular with Chinese tourists in Tasmania is being used in the latest road safety campaign, as bilingual park rangers improve visitor experiences. [Read entire story]

Second chance for Queensland grains-to-ethanol plant

Australia's first grains-to-ethanol plant, once under threat of closure, is now hoping to expand its operation in southern Queensland following the introduction of new laws which says ethanol-blended E10 fuel has to make [Read entire story]

Holden to end car production in Australia in October

More than three years after revealing plans to cease Australian production, carmaker Holden has confirmed October 20 as its closure date. [Read entire story]

Penfolds legal win encouraging for Australian business in China

A court victory that will allow Treasury Wine Estates to use its preferred transliteration for Penfolds in China is being seen as a landmark victory. [Read entire story]

What would you do with $100k?

THEY are often typecast as frivolous with money or spoiled, but a survey has found that millennials are more focused on finance than smashed avocado. [Read entire story]

‘I have a conflict situation as President’

DONALD Trump will be president next week. And he’s finally announced what will happen to his business interests. [Read entire story]

ALDI’s tough stance on alcohol

HE picked up a bottle of alcohol to stop it falling over on the checkout. The cashier told his mum she couldn’t sell it to her now because he’d touched it. [Read entire story]

These guys are not exactly ‘dole bludgers’

DOCTORS from a top Australian university say they too were hit with erroneous Centrelink debt notices — and even a PhD can’t sort out the mess. [Read entire story]

SA Excerpt from the 2017 January Market report

South Australia’s upswing continues as property values increase, both in the metro area and regionally. [Read entire story]

NSW Excerpt from the 2017 January Market report

An increase in population sparks demand, prompting prices to skyrocket [Read entire story]

Writedown fears wipe $5 billion off Toshiba’s value as it weighs options

TOKYO (Reuters) - A looming writedown at Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp has wiped almost $5 billion off its value in two days and prompted a credit rating downgrade on Wednesday, as the company grapples to plug a [Read entire story]

South Korea fines Qualcomm $854 million for violating competition laws

SEJONG, South Korea/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - South Korea's antitrust regulator fined Qualcomm Inc 1.03 trillion won ($854 million) for what it called unfair business practices in patent licensing and modem chip sales, [Read entire story]

First home buyers grant boost met with concern from WA property sector

A $5,000 increase to WA's first home owners grant for buyers purchasing new properties is being met with ambivalence by potential buyers and concern from the property sector and sustainability experts. [Read entire story]

Extra $5,000 for first home buyers in bid to kickstart WA economy

The first home owners grant for West Australian buyers purchasing new properties will increase from $10,000 to $15,000 in the new year, the State Government announces. [Read entire story]

Men charged following 2015 royal commission into trade union corruption

Queensland police charge three men with serious offences following last year's Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption. [Read entire story]

Why should you care about WA’s mid-year economic review

WA Treasurer Mike Nahan was hoping his festive tie might distract attention from the mid-year economic review figures, but here's what you really need to know. [Read entire story]

The top 10 Christmas gifts for 2016

PANDORA bracelet charms are back in fashion this Christmas, the Pokemon Go craze continues and Hatchimals are almost impossible to find. [Read entire story]

Dreamworld reopens thrill rides

ALMOST two months after tragedy struck, the beleaguered theme park has reopened some of its thrill rides and cut prices to coax back visitors. [Read entire story]

Business.gov.au festive season shutdown

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