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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.

Ed Harry enters voluntary administration

Menswear retailer Ed Harry, which employs 93 staff across 19 stores in Western Australia, has been placed in voluntary administration with an immediate clearance sale of merchandise coming into effect as creditors assess the business.

Metals X posts 11% production increase

Metals X has announced encouraging production results at its Nifty copper mine in the Pilbara.

Rio’s force majeure on iron ore

Rio Tinto has halted exports of iron ore to some of its customers, after a fire last Thursday engulfed parts of its Cape Lambert export facility, located 40 kilometres north of Karratha.

Qube, Mirrat shortlisted for port expansion

The Pilbara Ports Authority has short-listed two specialist logistics companies for the development of new general cargo facilities at Port Hedland.

Sheffield appoints UBS

Sheffield Resources has appointed global investment bank UBS as its corporate adviser to help assess potential investments by a strategic partner in the Thunderbird mineral sands project in the Kimberley.

Cirrus wins $5m govt contract

Subiaco-based Cirrus Networks has won a $5 million contract for an undisclosed federal government agency.

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Big banks tackle APRA over $75b funding plan

Takeovers Panel receives second Flinders’ notice

Flinders Mines' second largest shareholder has submitted an application to the Takeovers Panel to prevent the company from continuing with its proposed delisting, just a day after it received a similar notice from its 12th largest shareholder.

Vector acquires African gold project

Vector Resources has acquired a 60 per cent stake of the Adidi-Kanga gold project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a cash and scrip deal worth about $14 million.

Uranium miners' shares soar on good news

Shares in uranium stocks Berkeley Energia and Eclipse Metals have risen sharply amidst positive news relating to the companies’ respective flagship projects.

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WA workers face gas explosion risk

Aus Vanadium raises $6.2m

West Perth-based Australian Vanadium has raised nearly $6.2 million from the recent exercising of approximately 204.6 million options.

Crothers secures $31m of school work

Crothers Construction has won the main contract for works at Grandis Primary School, less than a month after it secured a $17 million contract to build the Byford South East Primary School.

Lycopodium wins $132m Perseus contract

Perseus Mining has awarded the engineering and supply contract at its Yaouré gold project, located in the West African country of Côte d’Ivoire, to fellow Perth-based company Lycopodium.

Tech firm ramps-up cost cutting

Family Zone Cyber Safety says it aims to break even by the end of the year, led by record sales, a restructure of board and senior executive pay, and staff reductions.

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Overhaul to boost super by $3.8bn

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.

Balance wins solar EPC contract

Welshpool-based Balance Utility Solutions has been selected as the engineering and construction contractor for Terregra Renewables’ five-megawatt Mobilong solar farm, located north of Murray Bridge in South Australia.

International tourist spending in WA falls

The tourism industry has called for the establishment of a growth fund following the release of data showing a 7 per cent fall in spending by international tourists in Western Australia during the past year.

Red Emperor raises $5m

Red Emperor Resources has tapped investors for £2.8 million (approximately $5 million) from a share placing to increase working capital as it prepares for the drilling of the Winx-1 exploration well in Alaska.

Gumala wins $16m West Angelas contract

Indigenous contractor Gumala Enterprises has secured a $16 million contract at Rio Tinto’s West Angelas mine, in what is the company’s single biggest contract win in the past five years.

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Industry super roars to the lead

State launches EOI for partial Landgate sale

The state government has hit a key milestone in the partial privatisation of Landgate, seeking a private sector operator to undertake automated land titling transactions.

Miners to lead WA employment boost

Employers are expected to add more staff in the first three months of 2019 than at any time in the past four years in Western Australia, according to new research by recruitment firm Manpower Group.

Lewis to lead Southern Ports

Steven Lewis has been appointed chief executive at Southern Ports, effective January 14.

APN secures $32.5m PTA contract

APN Outdoor has renewed its licensing rights to use specific Public Transport Authority assets for advertising purposes, in a revenue sharing arrangement for up to 10 years.

Shareholder seeks to oust Sage from Cauldron

Technology minerals explorer Cauldron Energy is facing a new challenge after one of its major shareholders moved to oust director Nicholas Sage.

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Labor plans overhaul of job welfare

Creso expands into Sri Lanka

Medicinal cannabis company Creso Pharma has announced it will expand into Sri Lanka, after it signed a binding letter of intent with Ceyoka Health, one of Sri Lanka’s largest pharmaceutical distribution companies.

Black Rock signs third deal with Chinese buyer

Black Rock Mining has secured a third Chinese buyer for graphite from its Mahenge mine in Tanzania.

Cervantes stock up 28.5% on drilling results

Shares in Cervantes Corporation jumped on the ASX today after the company announced it had concluded drill testing at its Albury Heath project located 20 kilometres north-west of Meekatharra.

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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

IGAs feel pinch as Aldi rolls in

Perth's grocery wars, amplified by giant Aldi’s market push and price cuts by Coles and Woolworths, have claimed five struggling smaller supermarkets over the past five months.

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FMG dispute goes to Canberra

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WA goes it alone on energy