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.
Woodside Petroleum has made a multi-million dollar investment in Edith Cowan University spin-out Sapien Cyber, which has become the third tech startup to attract financial backing from the gas producer over the past month.
PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss carbon crackdown, Fraser Institute ranking, WA tech partnerships, lithium green light, pub sales, women in business, WACA upgrade, and our 40under40 preview.
PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss the BGC sale, housing starts, Treasurer’s forecast, Alinta’s wind farm, the Pavilion Market site in Subiaco, family business succession, and our special feature on land developers.
BGC Australia has deferred indefinitely the sale of its core building materials and construction business because of weak market conditions but is pressing ahead with the sale of its contracting business and property assets.
Shares in Mineral Resources fell sharply early today befor recovering some lost ground, after the company reported an interim net profit of $13 million, due in part to an unrealised loss on its stake in Pilbara Minerals.
Shares in NRW Holdings and Seven Group Holdings were stronger today after reporting improved earnings on the back of strong resources and infrastructure markets, with NRW adding its first interim dividend in five years.
The long-anticipated expansion of Galleria Shopping Centre in Morley has been deferred, just days after receiving final planning approval, though its co-owner has committed to a $63 million expansion of Ellenbrook Central.
PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss a tourism business sale, Airbnb, Vicinity Centres, Galleria Shopping Centre, future CBD development opportunities, infrastructure priorities, and our special report on ports and transport.
Perth-based consulting firm Sustainability and Brisbane-based sub-consultant OSD have been contracted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to work on a major gas pipeline in Eastern Europe.
Engineering firms Wood and KBR have secured a multi-million dollar contract for the Crux gas project, confirming Shell's desire to accelerate development of the gas field located 160km off the Kimberley coast.
PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss house prices, RCR sell-off, Zhenya Tsvetnenko, Optus Stadium, lithium strategy, big miners back Indigenous campaign, The Simpsons, and our special report on the big risks to WA.
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.