Peter Ker

Peter Ker


Rio faces delay in Mongolia


Peter Ker Rio Tinto faces more delays on its $US5 billion Mongolian copper and gold project, after it was revealed this morning that an agreement with the Mongolian government could be at least four months...


Yanzhou helps Yancoal out with $300m of loans

Coal Mining versus the farmers in the Bylong Valley near Mudgee NSW.  Yancoal  coal mine called Moolarben Coal in the northern end of Bylong Valley. Photo: Peter Rae Tuesday 12 july 2011

Peter Ker Chinese company gives strong indication that it intends to continue supporting Yancoal.


Mining and energy exports to grow further, Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics says


Peter Ker Australia will enjoy several more years of earnings growth from mining and energy exports.


Yanzhou to continue backing Yancoal

Peter Ker Chinese company Yanzhou Mining has given a strong indication this morning that it intends to continue supporting ASX-listed Yancoal despite cancelling plans for a full takeover earlier this week.


Rail deals force major miners to operate at a loss

Generic rail for mining

Peter Ker Some of the world's biggest miners are running Australian mines at a loss because the fixed costs of their rail contracts.

Roy Hill puts screws on giant miners' exports through Port Hedland

Resources Peter Ker Confirmation that Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill project will go ahead could make it harder for the likes of BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals Group to continue increasing their exports out of an...

Roy Hill puts screws on giant miners' exports through Port Hedland

Ships waiting to be loaded with iron ore can be seen at Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia in this December 3, 2013 file photo.

Peter Ker BHP Billiton and Fortescue to feel the squeeze as Roy Hill project hits busy Port Hedland.


Yancoal privatisation bid called off


Peter Ker A bid to privatise ASX-listed Yancoal has been called off, despite support from Treasurer Joe Hockey.


Russians take a large slice of Tigers Realm Coal

Peter Ker Some big names in Australian business came together to collectively smoke the peace pipe.


Lenders sign up to bankroll Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill mine


Peter Ker Gina Rinehart's dream of building a $US10 billion iron ore project is set to become a reality.


LionGold not giving up Unity Mining chase


Peter Ker Controversial Singapore group LionGold has indicated it is not about to abandon its pursuit of ASX-listed Unity Mining, despite last year's spectacular market slump.


Australian company Wolf Minerals on track to rekindle British metals mining

Peter Ker The Australian company wanting to run the UK's first metals mine in decades has cleared one its last big hurdles.


Rio Tinto faces expiry of Mongolian mine loans

Oyu Tolgoi mine Mongolia Rio Tinto

Peter Ker Australia's export credit agency's commitment to Rio Tinto's Oyu Tolgoi mine is close to expiring.

BHP and Rio Tinto to be lent $100 million by government body

BHP Billiton's copper mining operations in Spence, Chile.

Peter Ker and James Massola Australian taxpayers will lend $US100 million ($110.6 million to a mining joint-venture run by BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto in Chile, under the latest funding deal by Australia's controversial Export...

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Bass Strait wells under scrutiny after crude oil spill


Peter Ker Bass Strait operations under investigation after crude oil washes up on Victorian coast.

Taxpayers fund $110m loan to venture run by BHP, Rio Tinto


Peter Ker, James Massola Australian taxpayers will lend $US100 million ($110 million) to a mining joint venture run by BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto in Chile, under the latest funding deal by Australia's controversial Export...

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Rio Tinto fears new tax rules will cost tens of millions

A driver climbs from a haul truck at Rio Tinto's Bengalla coal mine in

Peter Ker Rio Tinto says lack of international co-operation could send compliance costs soaring.


Iron ore companies talk-up continuing demand for their product


Peter Ker Australia's iron ore miners have always had answers for any bear argument against them.


Rio Tinto chief Sam Walsh hails $80 million cash flow boost from big data

Sam Walsh.

Peter Ker Rio Tinto believes its embryonic grasp of 'big data' has improved free cash flow by $80 million.


Economy healthy despite difficult year ahead: China's Premier Li

Illustration: Simon Bosch.

Philip Wen, Peter Ker China's Premier Li Keqiang says his country can accommodate economic growth lower.