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 and sport. In 2019, Jessica completed a Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide, with a major in Journalism. She completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Advertising) at Curtin University in 2014.
Saracen Mineral Holdings has posted record gold production for the March quarter, while fellow miner Northern Star Resources said today it expected a strong improvement after operations were hit by COVID-19 restrictions.
Agricultural exporters from Western Australia, including beef and pork producers, have received further assistance, with the state government joining the federal government in subsidising international flights to carry their goods.
Sandfire Resources has withdrawn its full year production guidance, citing uncertainty over the impacts of COVID-19, but says operations at its DeGrussa copper-gold mine in Western Australia remain largely unaffected.
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Mineral sands company Iluka Resources has withdrawn its full year earnings guidance, citing market uncertainty as a result of COVID-19, but says it will proceed with its proposed iron ore royalty demerger.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.