Peter Ker

Peter Ker

Newcrest Mining dividend drought continues despite improved profit

Peter Ker Newcrest Mining's dividend drought has continued, despite the gold miner posting a much improved full-year profit.

Debt reduction tipped to outweigh shareholder dividend at Newcrest Mining

Peter Ker Australia's largest listed gold miner has not paid a dividend since February 2013 and that trend is likely to continue this year.

BHP boosts female ranks on board

British businesswoman Anita Frew will join the BHP Billiton board of directors.

Peter Ker Female representation on the BHP Billiton board of directors has grown, with a new female director set to join and another set to take a bigger role.

Regulation rather than segregation: learning to live with the robot

Google's autonomous cars are already being tested on public roads.

Peter Ker Experts say segregation is not the way to avoid accidents in the era of the autonomous.

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BHP iron ore shipments affected by China blast

Iron ore futures were significantly higher on Thursday as investors speculated that the oversupply of iron ore in China could be reversed if shipments were affected for an extended period.

Peter Ker Australian iron ore and coal miners are suffering multiple impacts from the giant explosion at the Chinese port of Tianjin.

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Coal miners to launch week-long strike at South32's Illawarra mine

An Illawarra coal mine will be hit by strike action over a disputed workplace agreement.

Peter Ker Workers at Dendrobium mine will strike on Friday, effectively halting a mine that supplies coal to BlueScope Steel's Port Kembla works.

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OZ Minerals may 'go it alone' on Carrapateena

OZ Minerals chief executive Andrew Cole said a new business strategy was

Peter Ker OZ Minerals is mulling over several options to improve the economics of developing South Australia's Carrapateena copper and gold mine.

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Southern Highlands the next battlefront for big coal

Korean steel giant POSCO wants to build a coking coal mine in the Southern Highlands of NSW.

Peter Ker It's the home of cool climate wines, bed and breakfasts, historic villages and show business types, but the Southern Highlands of New South Wales are also soon to be home to a new coal mine if Korean...

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Illawarra Coal miners vote for industrial action at South32 mine

Peter Ker South32 could encounter the first industrial action of its short history in coming weeks, after some Illawarra Coal workers voted in favour of taking an unspecified form of industrial action.

ASIC fines Gina Rinehart companies $130,000 over late accounts filing

Three of Gina Rinehart's companies have been fined a total of $130,000 for late filings.

Peter Ker Three companies controlled by mining billionaire Gina Rinehart have been fined $130,000 by ASIC for failing to meet transparency rules.

What glut? Rio Tinto to open new iron ore mine

Rio Tinto has posted a $US2.9 billion underlying profit for the six months to June 30.

Peter Ker Construction of the Silvergrass mine in the Pilbara likely to get the green light next year.

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Rio Tinto maintains dividend

A board displays the stock price of global miner Rio Tinto at the Australian Securities Exchange in central Sydney, Australia, August 6, 2015. Weak metals prices drove global miner Rio Tinto's first-half underlying earnings down 43 percent to $2.9 billion versus the same period last year. The Anglo Australian's iron ore division, the world's second largest, saw underlying earnings fall 55 percent to $2.099 billion year-on-year.   REUTERS/David GrayClick to play video

Peter Ker Rio Tinto has used debt to deliver a 12 per cent boost to its interim dividend, despite underlying profits sliding.

Rio Tinto maintains dividend as earnings beat estimates

Rio Tinto.

Peter Ker Rio Tinto has used debt to deliver a 12 per cent boost to its interim dividend, despite underlying profits sliding by 43 per cent.

Industrial trouble brews for South32 at Illawarra coal

Coal miners at South32's Illawarra mines are talking of industrial action and have asked for a protected ballot.

Peter Ker Industrial trouble is looming at South32's coal mines in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, as lengthy negotiations over new workplace agreements come to a head.

Rio Tinto shares are about to surge - this graph shows why

Is Sam Walsh Rio Tinto's master puppeteer?

Peter Ker Rio Tinto shares have taken on a certain degree of predictability.

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Big miners' dividends a little too 'progressive' for the times

BHP and Rio Tinto may be forced to use debt to pay their 'progressive' dividends.

Peter Ker Is this the year shareholders fall out of love with BHP and Rio over dividends?

$900m acquisition positions OceanaGold for low gold price era

OceanaGold said the combined entity would be

Peter Ker OceanaGold believes it can form the world's lowest-cost gold producer if shareholders of Romarco Minerals agree to its $C856 million takeover offer announced overnight.

Zaldivar not on menu for BHP, Rio

BHP Billiton's Escondida copper mine

Peter Ker Barrick sells stake in Zaldivar copper mine to Chilean miner Antofagasta.

Blackrock's Evy Hambro says mine closures set to accelerate

BlackRock mining boss Evy Hambro says iron ore and coal are looking

Peter Ker BlackRock's mining boss Evy Hambro says miners will have ''tough decisions'' to make in coming months as market conditions remain weak

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OceanaGold in trading halt ahead of 'business combination' announcement

OceanaGold is in a trading halt.

Peter Ker Australia's gold sector could be set for more mergers and acquisitions activity, with OceanaGold going into a trading halt on Thursday.