Fraser Beattie joined Business News in May 2014 and covers all of the latest mergers and acquisitions, contracts and deals, state politics and resources news online. Fraser graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2012 with a bachelor of communications degree, and majored in Journalism and broadcasting. He had a stint at a local radio station in Park City, Utah, in 2013, where he covered the latest trends in music in the US. Fraser left Business News in 2017.
Ausdrill's long-serving chairman, Terry O’Connor, has announced he is handing over the reins to his deputy Ian Cochrane later this year, putting to rest a 24-year career with the mining services business.
Global miner Barrick Gold has announced a deal with the Tanzanian government that involves a 50:50 sharing of benefits from its operations in the country, prompting sharp price movements in local stocks exposed to the region.
SpacetoCo is a web-based application that allows users to search, book and pay for the space the user needs wherever he or she is located. It allows anyone who has space to list it for availability for free.
Sheffield Resources has announced plans to spin-out its gold and base metals assets into a separate entity and list it on the ASX, as it progresses development of its flagship Thunderbird mineral sands project.
Aspiring gold miner Gascoyne Resources has tapped NRW Holdings for a $300 million mining services contract at its Dalgaranga project in Western Australia, while NRW's managing director has received a boost to his salary.
Sheffield Resources has mandated finance group Taurus to arrange a $US200 million ($A255 million) debt facility for development of its Thunderbird mineral sands project, and also named GR Engineering Services as its preferred contractor.