As editor, Mark oversees the day-to-day online news at Business News. His particular brief is following major deals, the professions and private/family businesses. Mark has 35 years' career experience, primarily in business journalism. Before becoming a journalist, he was an economist with the Commonwealth Treasury in Canberra. He has worked for The Australian Financial Review and The West Australian, and also has public relations and corporate affairs experience.
THE past two years have been disappointing for investors in gaming and resort operator Burswood.
The company has reported weak profit results, its share price has fallen and many broking analysts now have a ‘sell’ recommendation on the stock.
There has been fevered speculation surrounding the future of Hartleys. Mark Beyer sorts through the rumours.
THE linkage may seem obscure, but Westpac’s acquisition of BT Financial Group last year could have a critical bearing on the future of Hartleys.
MUCKINBUDIN wheat farmer Allan Watson and Morawa wheat farmer Chris Moffet should have a lot in common.
But their common interest in the future of WA’s grains industry is divided by their off-farm roles.
THE Western Australian Government is finalising a new buy local scheme in partnership with independent supermarkets and WA food producers. The scheme, to be branded Buy WA First, is scheduled to be launched in early May.
THE past few weeks have brought good news to about 20 steel fabricators around Perth.
Engineering firm Monadelphous has been progressively sub-contracting $30 million worth of work for BHP Billiton’s Area C iron ore mine and port expansion projects.
BASSENDEAN firm Specialised Welding is one of many local firms to have worked on Woodside’s $1.6 billion Train Four project.
However, its client was not Woodside. Instead it was the Japanese pump manufacturer Nikisso.
Sodexo has been shortlisted with two other companies to manage all of Rio Tinto’s camps and other facilities in the Pilbara, in the same week it has been awarded a contract to run Shell’s Prelude Floating LNG facility.
Woodside Petroleum is hoping to win state government backing for a new 700-bed fly-in, fly-out camp at Karratha, after selecting a consortium led by Multiplex and Compass Group to build, own and operate the facility.