Mark Beyer has responsibility for all content produced by Business News, including daily online news, the fortnightly magazine and the BNiQ database. As well as overseeing the Editorial team, he has a particular interest in reporting on corporate finance, the professions and family business. Mark has 35 years' career experience, primarily in business journalism. He has 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.
PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss big retail projects, unemployment statistics, apartment developments, iron ore production, tourism update, private school fees, Austral Fisheries, and our special report on regional aviation.
WA’s major theatre company has reported a sharp fall in box office sales for the fourth year in succession, along with a small operating surplus, with a big donation from Minderoo Foundation helping to bolster its financial position.
The end of the financial year has triggered the sale of a spate of long-running private companies in Western Australia, including global tech leader Immersive Technologies, mining consultancy CSA Global and Action Industrial Catering.
PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss Berrington Care Group, house prices, lithium projects cost, new retail and hospitality ventures, Minderoo plans, lotto fallout, and our special report on corporate finance.
The tally of new ASX listings from Western Australia remains at just two this year, with Gold Tiger Resources (Australia) canning its IPO after being hit by weak equity markets and gold sector woes and having to issue a supplementary prospectus.
WA Labor’s state executive has backed a motion calling for the expulsion of construction union boss John Setka, albeit by a small margin, and with Premier Mark McGowan using the issue to step up his attack on Maritime Union of Australia boss Christy Cain.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service has been selected as Western Australia’s tech company of the year for 2019 with Robert Nathan, Derek Gerrard and Alerte Digital Health among other winners in the annual INCITE awards.
PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss Liberal leadership change, State of the Arts, agricultural outlook, Patersons sellout, Curtin's expansion, gold challenges, Western Australians honoured, and our special report on defence.
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.