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.
Millennium Minerals has appointed Warren Hallam as managing director, marking Mr Hallam’s return as the leader of a junior miner since his short-lived stint at Capricorn Metals ended abruptly in March.
Shopping centre giant Vicinity Centres has felt the full force of WA’s weak retail climate, after it recorded a $227 million write-down, largely due to the performance of its WA portfolio, which had $191 million wiped off its value.
Cirrus Networks says it has won two contracts with the Western Australian government worth a combined $5.5 million, less than a week after it announced it secured a $5 million contract with the Australian Capital Territory government.
The Environmental Protection Authority has recommended environmental approval for the state government's Thornlie to Cockburn rail line extension, despite adverse effects on residents and cockatoo habitats.
Australian Finance Group has signed a binding agreement to acquire Melbourne-based Connective Group in a cash-and-scrip deal worth around $120 million that will create an entity with over 6,575 brokers.
Ronald Bower, the former sole principal of Perth-based Corser & Corser Lawyers, has been removed from the roll of legal practitioners, after the Supreme Court of Western Australia upheld the Legal Profession Complaints Committee’s decision.
EY has named Nick Tana as its Champion of Entrepreneurship at the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year Western Region awards, while Jim Fitzgerald, Iris Smit and Daniel Morrison were among the seven other winners in Western Australia.
Canadian company Stantec has disclosed it paid C$135.8m ($147 million) for Perth-based Wood & Grieve Engineers, which it acquired in March, nearly 60 years after the Perth-based company was established.
Galaxy Resources said it expects to record a non-cash impairment charge of between $US150 million ($222 million) and $US185 million ($274 million) for the first half of 2019, reinforcing the current bleak conditions in the lithium sector.
Shares in Australia's big three iron ore miners have broadly stabilised today after suffering big falls in recent trading sessions, in line with a dramatic collapse in the iron ore price, which is down more than $US23 per tonne since its peak last month.
Claremont-based Arrow Minerals and Subiaco-based Dreadnought Resources could soon be embroiled in a legal battle, after Arrow raised issues with Dreadnought’s acquisition of the Illaara gold project from Newmont Mining.
Swift Media founder Robert Sofoulis is set to pocket a windfall of about $3.8 million after the vesting of performance shares, despite the company expecting its underlying earnings to fall by over 7 per cent for the 2019 financial year.
Sales of new vehicles in Western Australia bucked the national trend and rose by 5 per cent in July, primarily due to the sports utility vehicle (SUV) market segment, marking the first overall increase in monthly sales since May last year.
The entire board of Redbank Copper has been spilled and replaced today after the company’s largest shareholder, Wyllie Group, requested the motion just over a month after chairman Michael Fotios was declared bankrupt.
A rebound in the local retail sector may be on the horizon, after Western Australia recorded the second largest rise in retail spending among states and territories, according the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data.
The median price of a house in Perth recorded the largest decline among all state capitals for September, with the slump over the past five years now surpassing 20 per cent, according to the latest CoreLogic data.