Jessica Mascione joined Business News in August 2019 and commenced as the online reporter in October. She covers a variety of topics for online, including junior mining. In 2019, Jessica completed a Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide in South Australia, with a major in Journalism. She completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Advertising) at Curtin University in 2014.
Pioneer Credit has accused its major lender and takeover bidder, US private equity group Carlyle, of trying to either push down its $120 million takeover offer to a very low price or withdraw from the deal altogether.
Mineral sands company Iluka Resources has withdrawn its full year earnings guidance, citing market uncertainty as a result of COVID-19, but says it will proceed with its proposed iron ore royalty demerger.
Spanish engineering group ACCIONA has been named as preferred proponent for the construction works for the $253 million Bayswater train station upgrade, beating out a rival bid from a consortium comprising Georgiou Group and Lendlease.
Triangle Energy Global has contracted GR Engineering Services for maintenance work at its Perth Basin operations, while at the same time introducing cost-savings measures to limit the impact of COVID-19.
More Perth eateries are set to shut their doors in response to a weakened retail environment, particularly in shopping centres, while blinds retailer Kresta has announced it will close all of its showrooms across the country.
The state government has unveiled $184 million in initiatives to boost crisis support and provide rent relief for small businesses and not-for-profit groups impacted by COVID-19, while the City of Perth has also announced a rent-free period for tenants in city-owned buildings.