Jessica joined Business News in August 2019 after completing an internship at Solstice Media-run online publication The Lead, based in Adelaide. She covers a variety of topics at Business News for both online and print, including junior mining, sport, health, and technology. Jessica completed a Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide in 2019, with a major in journalism, and a Bachelor of Commerce at Curtin University in 2014 (marketing and advertising). She is a former paralegal with national firm Galilee Solicitors.
The amount of money raised by ASX-listed explorers increased by 19 per cent to $1.61 billion in the December quarter, primarily for larger companies with lower-risk projects, according to a new report from accounting firm BDO.
Struggling gold producer Blackham Resources is seeking to raise $52 million at 1 cent per share, while also planning to secure a $40 million loan with a European trading group to expand production at its tenements in Western Australia.
Former AFL footballer and Wirrpanda Foundation executive Jarrad Oakley-Nicholls is off to a flying start in the business sector, after establishing Oaks Civil Construction and buying a traffic management business in Geraldton.
The state government’s most accomplished minister is planning to retire at next year’s state election, dealing a blow to premier Mark McGowan, with a handful of current ministers seen as potential successors should Labor be re-elected.
Galaxy Resources has disclosed a $US284 million ($A430 million) loss for the 2019 financial year, driven by lower lithium prices and non-cash write-downs and impairment at its Mt Cattlin mine near Ravensthorpe.
Fashion accessory chain Colette by Colette Hayman will close five of its stores in Western Australia, including both stores in the CBD, after the struggling retailer was placed into voluntary administration earlier this month.
Civil and mining contractor NRW Holdings has reported strong profit and revenue gains in its interim results, with the company saying its completed acquisitions and plans for alliance-style contracts would support strong future growth.
Contractors Monadelphous and Emeco Holdings enjoyed solid share price gains today after reporting their interim results, with Emeco posting higher profits and improved margins while Monadelphous forecast a 10 per cent increase in revenue for the full financial year after a soft first-half.