Tayler Neale was an online reporter at Business News. Tayler completed a bachelor of commerce and a bachelor of economics at the University of Western Australia in 2015, majoring in corporate and investment finance, international business economics and money and banking. He previously worked as a journalist at the Albany Advertiser. He joined Business News in 2017 and left to pursue further economic studies in 2019.
Perth mining executive Michael Ruane is seeking a board spill at Empire Resources, less than two months after the gold miner was forced to restructure its board due to a push from a separate group of dissident shareholders.
Northern Star Resources has announced the acquisition of a gold mine in Alaska for $US260 million ($347 million) from Japanese group Sumitomo, along with a $175 million share placement to fund the purchase.
The state government has shortlisted three consortiums to build and maintain 246 new railcars during the next decade, while choosing Bellevue as the preferred site for the associated manufacturing facility.
RCR Tomlinson has revealed the details of a $57 million write-down at one of its solar projects, with the contractor today announcing a $16.1 million loss for the 2018 financial year and a $100 million capital raising to help cover the cost overruns.
Local gold producers Saracen Mineral Holdings and Silver Lake Resources have announced solid growth in profits for the 2018 financial year, while Western Australia-focused St Barbara also registered a positive result.
The market has welcomed a strong annual profit report and positive outlook for Monadelphous, even though the engineering contractor has warned its construction revenue will fall after a big surge in work on the Ichthys LNG project in Darwin last financial year.
Mining equipment company Imdex has attributed a big jump in revenue for the 2018 financial year to improved market conditions in the resources sector and growing interest in the company’s technology offerings.
The Corruption and Crime Commission has released its second damning report in less than a week, calling for criminal charges against a former Horizon Power IT manager, his business partner and his accountant.
New land sales in Perth have increased for the third straight quarter, according to new data out today, with the Urban Development Institute of Australia WA saying the results reflect rising confidence in the local market.
Perth-based lenders Fair Go Finance and Capfin Money have announced plans to merge in a deal under which Frankfurt-listed MyBucks will sell a 60 per cent stake in the new entity to its former chief executive Tim Nuy.
Ausdrill has announced its first major acquisition since the retirement of founder Ron Sayers last month, with the company set to purchase mining services contractor Barminco in a cash and scrip deal worth $271.5 million, while also announcing a $250 million capital raising.
Construction contractor York Civil has ceased operations, and while its joint venture partner is expected to finish work at the Matagarup Bridge, there is uncertainty around a recently won $30 million contract at Port Hedland.
GR Engineering Services will receive an $8.3 million payout from Eastern Goldfields, more than a year after launching proceedings in the Supreme Court in relation to a contract dispute at the miner’s Davyhurst operation.
Moody’s Analytics is forecasting continued weakness in Perth's residential property market this year but a return to positive growth in 2019, with Perth’s western suburbs and Mandurah tipped to be the best-performing regions.
Perth house prices were up 0.3 per cent in March, and have risen in four of the past six months, according to the latest data from CoreLogic, adding to hopes of a sustained improvement in the residential property market.
The state government has approved design alterations to the Swan River pedestrian bridge in an attempt to cut $4 million in construction costs, while also announcing further delays to the bridge’s opening date.
Western Australia's premier food and wine event, Margaret River Gourmet Escape, will be held in its current form for just one more year, with the state government planning a reconfigured event that includes the Swan Valley in 2019.
Byrnecut executive chairman Steve Coughlan has slammed the state government’s decision to crack down on payroll tax exemptions, saying his company will no longer receive the exemption for courses being undertaken by 1,200 employees.
UPDATED: Australian startups will now be able to raise capital via crowdfunding sources after the corporate watchdog today approved the first batch of licences allowing companies to act as intermediaries in the process.