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.
The co-operative that distributes water in the Ord River irrigation area has scored a big court victory over the state government, retaining its current water allocation to support the development of new cotton farms. The state government had wanted to slash the Ord Irrigation Co-operative’s annual water allocation by one third.
PODCAST: Mark Beyer and Sean Cowan discuss phase four COVID restrictions, aviation and tourism, Deloitte, retail property landlords, housing recovery, planning reform, some positive market news, Canva, and our special report on indigenous business.
The administrators of Gascoyne Resources have recommended creditors support the planned deed of company arrangement for the gold miner rather than an 11th hour alternative from China’s Hanking Gold Mining.
PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss North West Shelf shakeup, Westport development, broker consolidation, DUG Technology IPO, environmental approvals, #Perth, universities, and our special report on apartment developments.
Stockbroking firm Hartleys has confirmed it is in advanced merger discussions with listed rival Euroz. If the merger proceeds, it would add to a string of changes among Perth’s top corporate finance dealmakers.
There are five major commodities mined in WA that have substantial downstream processing. Credit for most of the value adding can be attributed to investment decisions taken decades ago, as Mark Beyer reports.
The Committee for Perth has renewed its push for a world-class centre for indigenous culture as part of a two-year action plan to boost the city’s international reputation. Another key recommendation was to establish Perth as a renewable energy leader.
The London-based exchange that sets standards for the global gold industry has commenced a review of The Perth Mint following reports the WA government-owned business was buying gold from unethical miners.