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Mark Beyer

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. 

PwC extends full-service offering

SPECIAL REPORT: Accounting firms are widening their services into new areas as they seek a competitive edge.

BN leaders driving innovation

Western Australian business media company Business News has reorganised its leadership team, with the elevation of Charles Kobelke to chief executive to lead a growth strategy on the back of its subscription model success.

Mark my words podcast

PODCAST: Mark Beyer and Matt Mckenzie discuss interest rates, volatile stock markets, our very own BN30 stock index, house prices, Mia Davies, flexible offices, lobsters, government contracting, and our special report on professional services.

Imdex in for AHG on BN30

Mining technology company Imdex is the latest addition to the BN30 index, Business News’s Western Australian equivalent of the Dow Jones index on the New York Stock Exchange.

MLG steps up listing plans

Kalgoorlie-based contractor MLG has recruited a high-profile finance executive as it moves closer to joining fellow mining services companies Mader Group and DDH1 Drilling in a stockmarket listing.

Hartleys hit by market slowdown

Hartleys has reported a big drop in annual revenue and net profit, making it the third major stockbroking firm in Perth to have its results hit by the sharp decline in corporate finance activity over the past year.

Mark my words podcast

PODCAST: Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss Broome infrastructure, Perth's livability, broking profits, mining services IPO, Fini and Goh, Eddy Haegel, Food for Thought, and our special report on residential construction with a new local leader.

Datacom lifts WA presence

IT services company Datacom Systems AU has expanded its presence in Western Australia, recruiting extra staff and transferring the head of its public sector practice to Perth.

Mader Group’s ASX listing caps 14 years of growth

Mining services company Mader Group has refined a unique business structure to sustain its profitable growth. Ahead of its ASX listing, we talk to chief executive Patrick Conway about the group's plans and founder Luke Mader's move to the US.

$110m marine base for Broome

A private WA company has gained state government approval to develop a floating wharf and onshore terminal at the port of Broome, targeting oil and gas services and cruise ships as its main customers.

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PODCAST: Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss the mining jobs outlook, workplace deaths, population growth, apartment projects, our special report on tourism, and our latest instalment of Great for the State.

Breight fills training gap, wins Newmont contract

Mining services company Breight Group has established a specialist training centre in Belmont to lift the skill level of workers undertaking maintenance and shutdowns on mine sites.

Slow recovery in WA’s population growth

Western Australia’s annual population growth rate has lifted slightly to 1 per cent but continues to lag the national growth rate of 1.6 per cent.

Three companies to bid for rail project

The state government has invited three companies to tender for the $69 million Denny Avenue level crossing removal.

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PODCAST: Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss Landgate's sale, Brexit impact, Tianqi Lithium, hospitality's surprise new offerings, Yukich expansion, and our special report on the gold sector.

MUA leaves Unions WA

The Maritime Union of Australia has voted to break its affiliation with Unions WA in protest over the McGowan government’s plans for a new container port at Cockburn Sound.

Vale Alex Cohen

Former University of Western Australia chancellor Alex Cohen has been remembered as one of the state’s most respected medical figures.

Tianqi launches Kwinana operations

Tianqi Lithium has officially started operations at the first lithium hydroxide refinery built outside China, with the company aiming to achieve practical completion of stage one of the Kwinana plant next month, while works on stage two have been put on hold.

Brexit is a blip: London mayor

The long-running debate over Brexit is frustrating but there are much larger issues that will shape business and trade opportunities, the lord mayor of the City of London told a Perth business audience today.

Study tracks changing Perth

Perth residents’ median age is up, they share their home with fewer people, but are much more likely to be working and paying off a housing loan than their forebears 70 years ago, a new study has found.

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PODCAST: Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss lithium challenges, EC&M update, Tim Roberts, Subiaco East redevelopment, legal merger, Fogarty Foundation, new state policies, waste-to-energy, and our special report on power infrastructure.

Tim Roberts claims $54m, wins $800,000

Rich-lister Tim Roberts has achieved a pyrrhic victory against law firm Clayton Utz, after his aircraft leasing business claimed $US37 million ($A54 million) because of negligent advice.

ACCIONA to build $450m energy plant

Construction of Perth’s second waste-to-energy plant is scheduled to start later this year after the private consortium behind the East Rockingham project appointed Spanish engineering giant ACCIONA as its main contractor.

HWL Ebsworth, Bellanhouse to merge

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers is set to become the sixth largest law firm in Western Australia after striking a deal to acquire boutique Perth firm Bellanhouse Lawyers.

Galaxy buys Alita debt

Galaxy Resources has gained effective control of struggling lithium miner Alita Resources by purchasing a $US28.8 million ($A42 million) secured loan facility.

Industrial manslaughter laws on the way

Business people could face up to 20 years in prison and their company fined up to $10 million under industrial manslaughter laws to be introduced by the state government.

Legal sector lagging on growth, gender

The number of solicitors in Western Australia has fallen by 10 per cent over the past four years compared with growth of 15 per cent across the country as a whole, a survey has found.

Mark my words podcast

PODCAST: Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss EC&M collapse, Midland Brick sale, BGC results, Metronet developments, CEO changes, Waterbank, Great for the State values and purpose, and our special report on small businesses covers the struggling hospitality sector and rise of coworking spaces.

Long-serving chief executives a rare breed

The number of long-serving chief executives at WA listed companies is shrinking rapidly. We look at recent retirements by several 'veteran' CEOs and a small group of individuals who have lasted more than 10 years.

Cobham aiming for growth

Cobham Aviation Services said there was keen interest from potential buyers of the company, as it took delivery of its newest aircraft in Western Australia.

WA's biggest mining projects: $20bn and 12,000 jobs

Business News has updated its listing of WA’s biggest mining projects to reflect the downturn in lithium, the dearth of new gold mines and the increasing dominance of iron ore.

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Shortlist to run Rio facilities

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.

TPG to end ‘country club’ culture

The final step in TPG Telecom’s takeover of iiNet is due to happen today, when iiNet shareholders will be paid $9.55 per share, however, staff and customers face an uncertain future.

Cooper & Oxley on the brink

Cooper & Oxley Builders, which is one of the 10 largest construction companies in Perth, has suspended work on its projects while it reviews its financial viability.

JCY goes into liquidation

Major Perth architecture practice JCY has been placed into liquidation after being hit by the slowdown in work volumes, pricing pressures and losses on the Perth Children’s Hospital.

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TPG to end ‘country club’ culture

The final step in TPG Telecom’s takeover of iiNet is due to happen today, when iiNet shareholders will be paid $9.55 per share, however, staff and customers face an uncertain future.

Canberra is "really hopeless": Walsh

WA industry leaders Richard Goyder, Sam Walsh and Andrew Forrest lined up today to criticise deputy prime minister Julia Gillard and the federal government's tax and economic policies.

Woodside to spend $400m on Fifo camp

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.

Perth tech pioneer passes away

Conrad Crisafulli, who was one of the pioneers of venture capital investing and technology commercialisation in Western Australia, has died after a long illness.