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 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.
In the third of a six-part series on business lending, Mark Beyer looks at the equipment finance market.
THE equipment finance market has witnessed substantial change over the past couple of years, led by the growing popularity of chattel mortgages.