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.
Australian construction company Probuild has announced the appointment of Adam Barker as managing director for its Western Australian operations, while Sam Delmenico will move into a new role interstate.
Australian Vanadium has raised $3.5 million in capital to advance its vanadium project near Meekatharra, while Volt Resources has raised $1.6 million to fund the development of its Bunyu graphite project in Tanzania.
Engineering and construction contractor Monadelphous has announced a major contract with lithium producer Albemarle, on the same day the group expressed caution about its outlook following a decline in earnings last financial year.
Mining companies are scaling back their operations, with Newmont Corporation and Kirkland Lake Gold cutting exploration in Australia and others including Rio Tinto shelving some of their international mines.