As Senior Editor at Business News, Mark Beyer has a wide-ranging brief to research, analyse and report on the issues, trends and personalities affecting the business community in Western Australia. Mark has 35 years' career experience, primarily in business journalism. He joined Business News in 2002 and previously worked for The Australian Financial Review and The West Australian, and also has public relations and corporate affairs experience. Before becoming a journalist, he was an economist with the Commonwealth Treasury in Canberra.
West Perth financial advisory group Oakvale Capital has settled a dispute with former client Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd, which will see Ceramic and its litigation funder IMF Australia receive $6.8 million.
PKF has suffered a massive blow in Western Australia with the dissolution of its Perth partnership over the past month, but it’s not the first time a mid-tier accounting group has lost its Perth presence and it’s unlikely to be the last.
PERTH company AnaeCo has passed a regulatory milestone for construction of an expanded waste treatment facility at Shenton Park, but getting funding for the $35 million project is proving more challenging.
WESTERN Australia’s five largest traditional advertising agencies have shed more than 25 per cent of their staff during the past two years, with market leader Marketforce experiencing the biggest decline.
THE global cooperative movement employs about 100 million people and the top 300 cooperatives turn over $US960 billion per year, yet the sector has been largely ignored within mainstream economic and management studies for the past 60 years.
THE state government has scrapped plans for a full public private partnership for its new children’s hospital, opting instead to use the proceeds from its new royalties agreement with BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto to fund the hospital.