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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.