Mark Beyer

As News Editor, Mark Beyer oversees the day-to-day editorial team at Business News. Mark has nearly 30 years experience, primarily in business journalism. He has worked in corporate affairs roles, both in-house and as a consultant. Mark’s is a former economist with the Commonwealth Treasury in Canberra. mark.beyer@businessnews.com.au

Ezeatm wins injunction against Zani

Former Ezeatm chief executive Todd Zani has been ordered to stop working with a company established five months ago that operates in the same business as his old employer.

Super Pit's life to be extended

The operators of the Kalgoorlie Super Pit - Australia's second largest open cut gold mine - say they will extend its processing life by eight years.

Qantas rewards diners

Qantas has struck a deal with a restaurant booking service enabling customers to earn frequent flyer points when making a booking at the likes of Rockpool, 1907, Sushia Izakaya and Bar, and Must Winebar.

Downer lifts first-half profit

Engineering and mining contractor Downer EDI has lifted its first-half profit, despite a slide in revenue from across its infrastructure, mining and rail businesses.

Bankers in venture philanthropy push

SPECIAL REPORT: One of the Barnett government's most innovative social reforms, seeking to marry hard-nosed investment bankers with not-for-profit groups, is under review.

Boart awards $US5m CEO grant

Mining services company Boart Longyear has taken the unusual step of awarding its recently appointed chief executive Richard O'Brien a US$5 million cash grant.

Freo port plans private berth

The Fremantle port authority is looking for a private sector company to develop and operate a new bulk liquids berth at Kwinana, at a likely cost of more than $100 million.

The road less travelled

Australia's top infrastructure adviser has challenged governments around the country to be more rigorous in their evaluation of projects.

Tim Marney to be Mental Health Commissioner

Premier Colin Barnett has announced the appointment of Under Treasurer Tim Marney as the State's next Mental Health Commissioner.

Dust flies over Hedland projects

The granting of planning approval for a $400 million apartment project in Port Hedland has focused attention on environmental issues facing the Pilbara town.

Getting privatisation right

Experience in the UK has delivered some good lessons on how to go about privatising government businesses.

Gym wants to be first in fitness

Australia's largest full-service fitness chain is planning big changes after admitting to major problems in the way the private equity-backed business has been run.

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Exporters

LabelValue
Western Areas$207.0m
Argyle Diamonds$143.0m
Panoramic Resources$93.0m
Simcoa Operations$89.0m
Kimberley Diamond Company$56.0m
Others$52.43bn
FMG
CF 2011
CF Q3 FY12
Elizabeth Quay
IBM Tech Staff
Subiaco Revenue
R&D Expenditure
Online Revenue
Female Uni Chancellors
Executive Salary 2012
Employment growth
Population growth
WA employment figure
WA GST return
Business Credit growth
Green Star Certified
SMEs Social Media use
Perth's Median house price
China investment in WA
China GDP growth
Education Revolution allocation
Indigenous resource workers

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