The end of the Federal Government’s free child care package introduced at the height of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown has caused a massive spike in inflation.
Lockdown measures instituted across a coronavirus-ravaged Victoria have helped to deliver Coles a super-sized first quarter.
Bankwest boss Sinead Taylor is quietly optimistic on COVID-19’s impact on customers and staff, and WA’s economy once government support it switched off.
Danielle Le Messurier
Conditions may worsen for households already under mortgage stress, with a new report predicting mortgage delinquency rates will increase over the next year.
WA’s corporate community needs to “put runs on the board” to effectively tackle inclusion and diversity in the workplace, says WA’s female business leaders.
Australia is already bouncing back from the worst recession in decades, with the central bank expecting positive growth in the September quarter.
A surge in online sales has boosted Nick Scali’s first-half profit expectations, with the furniture retailer shrugging off potential supply delays.
Rebecca Le May
More than 50 Riot Art & Craft stores, including 11 in Perth, have been shut as liquidators take over the brand, which reportedly owes millions.
Emmaline Stigwood and Glen Norris
Treasury secretary Steven Kennedy says the budget response to the pandemic should have a greater impact in a low interest rate environment.
WA is closing the gap in a key measure of Australia’s best-performing economies but could find success build on the containment of COVID-19 stymied if its hard border remains for much longer.
This week’s inflation figures are expected to see a big jump for the September quarter but that won’t deter the Reserve Bank of Australia from cutting the cash rate when it meets in November.
The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed the nature of the workforce, with many organisations choosing to take out the middle man and opt to hire freelancers, experts say.
Perth is to get its first Tesla showroom and sales centre — and a rumoured supercharger — in what could be a game changer for electric vehicles in WA.
Four in 10 small business owners are highly anxious about future operating conditions, especially due to COVID-19, a survey has revealed.
Supply chain issues are emerging as the biggest challenge for many WA operations, with local business owners warning getting stock from overseas is starting to affect trade.
Australia has seen a $78 billion loss in international and domestic air travel over the past seven months, prompting calls for a plan to revive the industry before Christmas.
WA has for the first time accounted for more than half of all resources jobs advertised nationally.
WA business leaders have bucked the national trend, with local directors by far the most optimistic about the health of the State’s finances, according to a new report.
New research has revealed the impact of COVID-19 on the spending and saving habits of WA households, with many locals concerned economic recovery from the pandemic will not be swift.
All States and Territories, with the exception of Northern Territory, fell backwards, with Victoria the only State trading below September 2019 levels.
WA’s labour market continues to offer the best job prospects in Australia despite last month recording a higher percentage of payroll job losses than the national average.
Barring Tasmania, NSW and Victoria, all the States are now above an index level of 100, indicating optimists outweigh pessimists.
WA’s struggling hospitality industry has come roaring back to life, with fresh data showing West Australians are spending more on eating out than any other State.
Underpinning the recovery has been an aggressive containment of the coronavirus that has allowed factories to quickly reopen and capitalise on a global rush for medical equipment and technology.
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