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Adrian Rauso

Adrian Rauso joined Business News in February 2018 as the morning email producer and is the online news reporter as of January 2019. Adrian completed a degree in journalism and politics at the University of Notre Dame, where he was the co-editor of the University’s student magazine for nearly two years. He also has experience in corporate affairs at the United States Consulate in Perth.

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London listings for Perth-based miners

Resolute Mining has announced plans to list on the London Stock Exchange, just a day after fellow Africa-focused miner MOD Resources was admitted to the LSE.

Fall in small business confidence in WA

Western Australian small and medium enterprises are the second least confident of all states and territories, but are the most optimistic for the long-term future, a survey of 1,000 SME operators has revealed.

BHP flags new copper find

BHP Group has identified a new copper find near its Olympic Dam operations in South Australia, as speculation continues that Rio Tinto has also made a big copper discovery, in the Pilbara.

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McGowan braced for fight over fracking

Resolute plans 40MW hybrid plant

Resolute Mining has signed a joint development agreement with Africa-focused power developer Ignite Energy to set up a 40-megawatt hybrid solar, battery and fuel oil plant at its Syama gold mine in Mali.

Neurotech appoints Griffiths as CEO

Medical technology company Neurotech International has promoted non-executive deputy chairman Peter Griffiths to chief executive.

WestStar secures second Cataby contract

WestStar Industrial subsidiary Simpec has won a $1.7 million contract at Iluka Resources’ Cataby mineral sands project, located approximately 150 kilometres north of Perth.

Southam to lead Mincor

David Southam has resigned as the executive director of Western Areas to succeed Peter Muccilli as the managing director of Mincor Resources.

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Pedal to metal at gold mines

AHG hits six-year low on trading update, first strike

Automotive Holdings Group’s shares have slumped to their lowest point since 2012, after the company’s trading update revealed that profit at the start of this financial year was lower than anticipated.

Lithium Australia produces batteries from mine waste

Lithium Australia has reported the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries generated directly from mine waste.

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ALP to make big polluters pay

Ellison dismisses vote against remuneration report

More than 60 per cent of Mineral Resources shares voted against the company’s remuneration report at today's annual meeting.

Echo appoints Rajasooriar as CEO

Junior gold miner Echo Resources has appointed former Eastern Goldfields chief executive Victor Rajasooriar as its new leader, effective today, after former chief executive Simon Coxhell resigned in October.

Donovan tapped as Water Corp CEO

Former ATCO Gas Australia president Pat Donovan has been announced as the new chief executive of the Water Corporation, replacing Sue Murphy after a 10-year tenure.

Reiwa tips flat property market

Perth house prices and sales volumes are unlikely to improve significantly next year but rental rates could increase, according to the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia.

MinRes sells $1.6bn Wodgina stake to Albemarle

Mineral Resources has struck a deal to sell a 50 per cent stake in its Wodgina lithium project for $US1.15 billion ($1.6 billion), with the company set to form a joint venture with US outfit Albemarle Corporation.

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Time to pay up, Morrison tells big business

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New tussle over State’s GST share

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Woodside stakes out pipe plan

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Rio find could spark a copper rush

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RBA in housing market warning

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Super stoush looms over default cover

MACA expects fall in profit

Contractor MACA has announced a hit to earnings due to tightening margins in its core mining division, with its net profit expected to slump to between $7 million and $9 million for the half year to December 2018.

Kalamazoo sells Snake Well to Adaman for $7m

Mining contractor Adaman Resources has agreed to purchase the Snake Well gold project, 170 kilometres northeast of Geraldton, from Perth-based Kalamazoo Resources for $7 million.

Three-day build for FBR robot

FBR has announced its Hadrian X autonomous bricklaying robot built a full home structure in less than three days, a key technical milestone that was set by the company in 2015.

Silver Lake and Doray in $421m gold merger

Local gold producers Silver Lake Resources and Doray Minerals have announced a merger to create a mid-tier company to be led by Silver Lake managing director Luke Tonkin.

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Morrison’s $2b boost to SME loans

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Frydenberg doubles limit on staff shares

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Coalition continues to slide down a slippery poll

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Crackdown on rorters taking ATO for ride

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ATO warns on ‘systemic abuse’

Strong growth for Perth’s luxury suburbs

Seven out of the 10 Perth suburbs to have achieved the largest median house price increase in 2018 have at least a 37 per cent higher sale price than the overall Perth median of $505,000, according to the latest Reiwa data.

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ATO clamps down on company car use

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Elanor in $125m Perth purchase

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FMG dispute goes to Canberra

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WA goes it alone on energy

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$1b GST windfall to boost Budget