China, the world's second-largest economy, has surprised many with the speed of its recovery from last year's coronavirus jolt.
Gabriel Crossley and Kevin Yao
Growth was aided by global demand for Chinese-made masks and other medical supplies.
An economic forecaster has warned trade tensions between Australia and China may become a bigger problem for WA this year, even though its powerhouse iron ore industry has so far escaped unscathed.
Danielle Le Messurier
Businesses are divided on whether to bet big on high levels of trading that have boosted the fortunes of many WA industries continuing into 2021, or exercise more caution.
House values have shrugged aside the coronavirus and surprised most experts. So what’s in store for the rest of the year?
The State Government received 1642 applications for the $10,000 First Home Owner Grant last month — a record for monthly applications for new-build homes and a massive 260 per cent jump from 2019.
The New Year has seen WA’s biggest increase in newly created job opportunities since 2012, with a list of industries desperately seeking workers.
With the end of the Federal’s Government JobKeeper payment looming, the “vast majority” of WA businesses are ready to see the end of the stimulus measure.
A tightening of social distancing rules caused Britain's economy to shrink in November for the first time since the initial COVID-19 lockdown last year.
David Milliken and William Schomberg
China’s economic ascent is accelerating barely a year after its first coronavirus lockdowns, as its success in controlling COVID-19 allows it to boost its share of global trade and investment.
Tom Hancock and Enda Curran
The proposal unveiled in the US overnight will be followed in coming weeks by a second, broader jobs and economic recovery plan.
Nancy Cook, Jenny Leonard and Mario Parker
Chinese exports grew more than expected in December as coronavirus disruptions around the world fuelled demand for Chinese goods.
Successful containment of COVID-19 cases in WA has resulted in the State being the least impacted by the pandemic, a new report shows.
New Treasury modelling has found households and business amassed more than $200 billion in savings last year - with plenty ready to spend big, ensuring the Australian economy avoids a fiscal cliff.
In a further sign of improving economic conditions, payment times between businesses declined in many industries last year.
West Australians are increasingly turning to start-ups to launch a side hustle, with businesses inundated with people seeking a means to bring in extra money.
Perth’s CBD office market could be hit this year, with more than a third of city-based businesses wanting to shed space in the wake of the shift towards remote working.
The state’s success in handling the COVID pandemic has seen WA outperform the other states and territories in retail spending growth in the 12 months to last November, according to the latest data.
Western Australia is experiencing a brain gain with workers from the Eastern States flooding here as the State benefits from its stability and success in combating the coronavirus.
Don Banfield — the grandfather of Fremantle Docker, Bailey — was forced to walk away from his Wheatbelt sheep farm in the mid-1980s due to a financial downturn. Then he met Lord Alistair McAlpine.
WA homeowners in luxury areas are seeing up to 20 per cent profit increases on their investment thanks to the growing number of buyers looking for backyard swimming pools, according to experts.
Interstate investors and superannuation syndicates are helping Perth property prices rebound, with 10 suburbs seeing double-digit quarterly price growth as buyers snap up homes sight unseen.
WA’s first Indigenous-owned company in the engineering and mining safety sector is intent on creating a legacy for future generations, and strengthening the state’s Aboriginal business sector.
The Italian luxury fashion house has snuck out of the State, marking another high-end departure from Perth’s most lavish shopping strip.
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