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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 overseing 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. 

Forrest Chase developer wins legal fight

The $110 million redevelopment of Forrest Chase is set to proceed unhindered after the Supreme Court granted an injunction against the owners of a neighbouring cafe, who had blocked work by head contractor Lendlease by staying open all night.

Langoulant keeps reform fires burning

John Langoulant’s interests range widely, from building a lyric theatre in Perth to doing business in the Top End, but his main passion is public sector reform.

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Podcast: Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss Canberra turmoil, John Langoulant, Perth property prices, Santos, nickel’s recovery and our special report – power and energy.

Deloitte, Aecom win key Westport work

The state government has contracted Deloitte and AECOM to undertake studies on shipping volumes and traffic flows that will be pivotal to its Westport outer harbour project.

Equinix announces $15m expansion

US company Equinix has announced plans to expand its Shenton Park data centre while seeking to differentiate itself from the likes of NEXTDC and Fujitsu, which are also upgrading their Perth data centre operations.

Santos pays $2.9bn for Quadrant

Santos is set to become the dominant supplier of gas in the Western Australian domestic market after striking a deal to buy privately-owned Quadrant Energy for $US2.15 billion ($A2.95 billion).

JacMac launches secondment arm

Law firm Jackson McDonald has launched a branded secondment service in response to growing demand from clients and lawyers for more flexible working arrangements.

US bidder warns Poseidon

US group Black Mountain Metals has threatened to walk away from its proposed $66 million takeover bid for Poseidon Nickel after the local company disclosed it was pursuing a substantial capital raising.

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This week Mark My Words covers a broad range of topics including international students, health department corruption, liquor licenses, Ausdrill and Barminco merging, our exclusive report on retail property, and our special projects list.

Poseidon attracts $66m takeover

Privately-held US group Black Mountain Metals, which has recruited three experienced Perth mining executives to its leadership team, has flagged a takeover bid for Poseidon Nickel at six cents per share.

Govt seeks to revive international student market

The state government has foreshadowed a new graduate visa scheme to attract international students to WA but has no plans to reverse earlier policy decisions that have contributed to a plunge in the state's share of foreign students coming to Australia.

Progress made on submarine cables

Two submarine cables that will boost communication links between Perth and Asia have reached major construction milestones.

Tech leaders slowly emerge

The tech sector in WA is slowly maturing and the focus on startups is laying the groundwork for future growth.

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Podcast: Mark Beyer and Matt McKenzie discuss a newly created Business News database with details of more than 140 major projects, Carnarvon Petroleum, York Civil, RCR Tomlinson, Tourism, International education, energy policy, a record grain harvest, and WA’s tech sector leaders.

Brand’s new tourism division to corral the ‘complex beast’

The Brand Agency has launched a destination marketing division, headed by former Tourism WA chief executive Gwyn Dolphin.

Supreme Court rules on broken soap dish

It may seem a trivial matter, but a recent Court of Appeal ruling on who was responsible for maintaining the shower recess in a $1,700 per week rental property should be of keen interest to many landlords and insurers.

CPB wins Wanneroo Rd upgrade

CPB Contractors has added to its portfolio of Main Roads projects after being selected as preferred contractor for a $50 million upgrade of the Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive intersection.

Deloitte wins Ellenbrook contract

Deloitte has won a state government contract to prepare a business case for the Morley to Ellenbrook rail line, to be undertaken in parallel with another study looking at route options.

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Podcast: Mark Beyer and Matt McKenzie discuss the WA Club, Subiaco Pavilion Markets, two hotels changing hands, house prices, Andrew Forrest's philanthropy, WA's award winning wineries and our special report on small business.

Blackburne plans $250m Subi project

Apartment developer Blackburne has sketched out ambitious plans for one of Perth’s most contentious properties, after paying $25 million for the Subiaco Pavilion Markets site.

Forrest pledges $100m for oceans research

Minderoo Foundation has today announced a $100 million research initiative designed to study and protect global marine life and its chairman Andrew Forrest has used the occasion to attack the federal government’s new marine parks plan.

Gerard Daniels appoints CEO

Executive search firm Gerard Daniels has updated its leadership structure, with the appointment of Alison Gaines as chief executive and the recruitment of Steve Scudamore as chairman of its advisory board.

Business club goes into administration

The Western Australian Club, which has been running since 1893, has been placed in the hands of administrators, one week after another historic icon - West Perth Football Club, founded in 1885 – took the same path.

MinRes, Brockman strike $300m mine deal

Mineral Resources and Brockman Mining have announced plans to jointly develop a major iron ore mine that will underpin construction of a new rail line and port facilities at Port Hedland.

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Podcast: Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss lithium's $2 billion plus expansion, iron ore revival continues, Charlie Bass, digital health, Brendan Gore, and our oil and gas features reveals 15 projects.

Health review takes digital focus

A Perth expo has showcased the technology innovations local and national companies are bringing to WA's health sector, but nothing like Mercy Virtual, a four-storey hospital in the US with 700 doctors and nurses and no patients.

Three WA winners target national EY awards

Three Perth entrepreneurs in the fields of solar energy, defence technology and engineering services are heading to the EY national finals.

Fleetwood in $44m acquisitions

Fleetwood Corporation has continued with a major reshaping of its business, announcing two acquisitions on the east coast and a $60 million capital raising, one month after selling its caravan manufacturing business.

Diverse businesses deliver social impact

Companies as diverse as multinational Konica Minolta and local startup Kirrikin are operating as both for-profit and for-purpose businesses.

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PODCAST: Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss positive signs in the property market, new mining and gas projects, a 'staggering' oil discovery, and our annual review of WA's arts companies.

Somers & Partners links with Mejority Capital

Perth finance executives Andrew Frazer and Simon Lill have agreed to a strategic alliance between their respective businesses.

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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.