Peter Ker

Peter Ker

Tugs

Port Hedland facing $100m a day strike threat

Peter Ker Strike action could cripple Port Hedland, one of Australia's most important export ports, within 30 days.

Mining

QCG buys discarded Tasmanian nickel mine

Peter Ker Soaring nickel prices could breathe new life into a Tasmanian nickel mine previously tossed aside by OZ Minerals and MMG.

Resources

Time lag on tax reform frustrates Rio chief Sam Walsh

Rio Tinto's Bengalla coal mine.

Peter Ker Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh says the Abbott government should be given time to reform Australia's carbon and mining taxes.

Resources

Rio Tinto unconcerned by volatility of iron ore

Peter Ker Rio chairman dismisses threats posed by a fragile economy and new competition.

Resources

Norton Gold Fields takes aim at Bullabulling

Peter Ker Acquisitive gold miner Norton Gold Fields says the fact that Bullabulling Gold is paying some contractors and directors with shares rather than cash highlights the need for a cash injection from a...

Resources

Glencore Xstrata cuts back on coking

Peter Ker Glencore Xstrata has started cutting back coking coal production in Australia and will focus more on its thermal coal mines, in a sign that the rush to increase exports is starting to sort the wheat...

Resources

Trading data on Padbury tells a tale

ATTENTION. IF NOT

Peter Ker Padbury Mining appears to have attracted more retail punters than big institutions.

Mining

Wesfarmers cuts coal prices

Peter Ker Fears that coal prices would continue falling are becoming a reality, with Wesfarmers on Tuesday confirming that it has lowered its contract sales prices yet again.

Mining

Andrew Forrest jumps from steaks to $12m uranium stake

Peter Ker Andrew Forrest continues to range far and wide for investments - the mining billionaire has put millions into a uranium junior just days after buying a beef exporting company.

Mining

Andrew Forrest pumps $12m into uranium junior

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Peter Ker Andrew Forrest’s investments continue to range far and wide, with the mining billionaire today investing millions into a uranium junior.

Mining

OZ may entangle Clayton Utz in legal claims

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Peter Ker and Mathew Dunckley OZ Minerals indicates it may try to pass any future liability over to legal firm Clayton Utz.

Oil

ExxonMobil's Altona oil refinery finds a formula for survival

Generic photos from the  Altona refinery.

Peter Ker Oil refineries are closing, so what's special about ExxonMobil's? Peter Ker reports.

Mining

Rio puts rival Vale under corruption spotlight

Peter Ker The significant thing about Rio Tinto’s sensational lawsuit against Vale overnight is that it puts the Brazilian miner at the heart of a corruption probe that has thus far tended to focus on other...

Resources

Padbury pulls plug on $6.4b Oakajee port and rail project

Peter Ker Padbury Mining's controversial plan to develop the $6.4 billion Oakajee port and rail project is over after the company signed a termination deed with companies linked to Sydney man Roland Bleyer.

Resources

Rio Tinto's helping hand to ERA

Rio Tinto's Bengalla coal mine.

Peter Ker Rio Tinto's uranium division is set to help Energy Resources of Australia out of a hole, with a new agreement set to ensure that product from Rio's other mines is available to cover any shortfall in...

Resources

Ranger mine: ERA attracts ire from local community over uranium rehab

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Peter Ker The relationship between Energy Resources of Australia and a crucial group of indigenous people appears to be deteriorating, after the miner raised doubts about its ability to pay for the...

Resources

Padbury backer Roland Bleyer confirms $6.4 billion Oakajee plan

Peter Ker Roland Bleyer confirms a $6.4b plan is in the works to revive the Oakajee port and rail project.

Mining

Peru mine deal adds weight to MMG's towering ambition

Andrew Michelmore.

Peter Ker Growing a $2b company into a $20b company in less than a decade is not easy, but after the past week, Andrew Michelmore might just do it.

Resources

Wig off Padbury's $6b man

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Amanda Saunders, Peter Ker and Ben Butler Former hair regrowth king Roland Bleyer (aka Husner) is emerging as a key player in the mysterious $6.4 billion funding deal for iron ore tiddler Padbury Mining.

Mining

Padbury keeps Oakajee backer a mystery

Mining

Peter Ker Controversial junior Padbury Mining has subtly changed its rhetoric this morning, in yet another request for further time to clarify who its business partners are in a $6 billion plan to revive the...