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.

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.

CBD vacancy rate spikes

The office vacancy rate in Perth's central business district has jumped sharply higher to 10.8 per cent, research by Jones Lang LaSalle has found.

Growing defence role for WA

The signing of two long-term leasing deals by BAE Systems has highlighted the defence sector's role in the state's economy.

Finbar plans $400m Hedland project

Finbar Group has repositioned its stalled Port Hedland apartment project, announcing today that it has obtained ministerial approval to build more than 700 apartments in a 10-storey tower near the town centre.

Market chemistry grows biotech deals

SPECIAL REPORT: The biotech sector came to life in 2013 but pricing was critical to the success or failure of capital raisings.

Liquor review a tough call

The state government's liquor licensing review has sparked a fascinating debate over corporate social responsibility, vested interests and Perth's social and cultural development.

Housing construction set to rise

Solid gains in building approvals in 2013 are expected to flow through to the housing construction numbers in coming quarters.

Forge Group discloses more losses

Forge Group has announced further cost blow-outs of up to $28 million on one of its power station projects, less than two months after telling the market it had defined the full extent of its problems.

Norm Carey loses real estate licence

The founder of failed property investment group Westpoint, Norm Carey, will lose his real estate agent certificate after the Commissioner for Consumer Protection took the matter all the way to the Court of Appeal.

Season’s Greetings from Business News

As Business News is closing today for a two-week break, we wish all our readers and business partners the very best for the holiday season.

Joe McDonald fines tally tops $1m

The construction union and its militant leader Joe McDonald have been hit with their second hefty fine in one week, after being penalised for their role in unlawful industrial action at CITIC Pacific's Sino Iron project in the Pilbara.

WA breaks grain harvest record

Western Australian farmers have delivered their biggest harvest in history, with the total haul today surpassing the 15.06 million tonne record set in 2011-12.


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