Business News Sustainability key to affordable living 2017-08-18T15:55:07.000000000+08:00 Innovative affordable housing models have emerged in Fremantle, with three developers pushing the envelope of sustainability and lifestyle. Shares close 32pts lower 2017-08-18T14:47:43.000000000+08:00 The share market has closed lower after increased political uncertainty in the US sparked a sharp sell-off on Wall Street and soured global risk appetite. Top End’s long road to Myanmar 2017-08-18T14:42:36.000000000+08:00 Local exploration company Top End Minerals, with the backing of prominent prospector Mark Creasy, has received shareholder approval to raise funds for the purchase of a zinc project in Myanmar and repay its creditors, as it deals with a number of issues left unresolved by its previous board. W Fairweather & Son wins top building accolade 2017-08-18T14:39:08.000000000+08:00 Fourth-generation commercial building company W Fairweather & Son was named the winner of the Master Builders Association’s Robert Law award at an event in Perth today. Eastern, Wolf issues keep GR Engineering shares locked 2017-08-18T13:29:38.000000000+08:00 GR Engineering Services has requested its shares be suspended from trading on the ASX while it assesses the impact of Eastern Goldfield’s now-retracted wind-up order, as well as a £7.5 million ($A12.2 million) bond claim notice lodged by Wolf Minerals. Feds knock back WA irrigation projects 2017-08-18T13:19:04.000000000+08:00 UPDATED: The federal government has declined to provide co-funding for two irrigation projects in Western Australia’s South West that were expected to trigger a total investment of $460 million and create 1,500 jobs, after an expert panel found the WA government did not fully address the assessme... Santanol imbroglio rivals Quintis saga 2017-08-18T13:17:03.000000000+08:00 A dispute over Indian sandalwood producer Santanol Group has pitted 21 Western Australian investors, led by forestry veterans Bob Bunning and Tony Jack, against private equity giant KKR and its local representatives, including Jock Clough and incoming Wesfarmers executive Ed Bostock. Mark my words podcast 2017-08-18T11:21:21.000000000+08:00 In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss South West irrigation schemes, sandalwood, NRW, and Lawleys, plus power and energy. Telcos ordered to block piracy sites 2017-08-18T10:42:58.000000000+08:00 Film distributor Village Roadshow has won in legal proceedings brought against telco services including Telstra, forcing them to block domain names for services used to illegally download movies and other programs. Northern taps investors for more funds 2017-08-18T10:36:47.000000000+08:00 Aspiring heavy rare earths miner Northern Minerals has raised $2.5 million from investors to fund ongoing development of its Browns Range project in the Kimberley.