The laptop's days as the flyer's weapon of choice look just about over.
Peter Ker The cost of producing coal in Australia has fallen sharply in recent months, but views are mixed over whether prices will improve in 2015.
Peter Ker BHP Billiton has moved to increase the number of tugboats operating in Port Hedland and introduced a new shipping company to the port.
Peter Ker BHP Billiton says the company it plans to demerge in 2015 will have global aspirations, despite bestowing it with a name that recognises its focus on the southern hemisphere.
Peter Ker Australian miner St Barbara is pleading for help to avoid a dam disaster in the Solomons.
Peter Ker Brazilian miner Vale has indicated it may be willing to settle out of court with Rio Tinto over the corruption, theft and racketeering lawsuit the latter filed in the district court in New York...
Peter Ker Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh has praised ''a remarkable turnaround'' in the once-struggling aluminium business.
Peter Ker Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh has vowed not to launch his own acquisition raid in a bid to deter Glencore from launching a second takeover bid of the mining company in 2015.
Peter Ker, Perry WIlliams and Jonathon Shapiro Adelaide-based Santos is considered one of the most vulnerable companies under sliding oil prices
Peter Ker The Vale board will consider the creation of a new copper and nickel mining company based in Toronto.
Peter Ker The Brazilian miner is pushing on with a $US16 billion expansion despite lowly iron ore prices
Peter Ker Brazilian mining giant Vale could follow BHP Billiton's lead by spinning-off a group of its businesses to form a new company in 2015.
Peter Ker The Swiss miner has won approval to continue mining until 2035.
Peter Ker Northern Star sees a golden future while St Barbara warns of disaster.
Peter Ker It's been dubbed 'CrapCo', 'HaggisCo' and 'Billiton' by sceptical onlookers, and branding experts say the sooner BHP Billiton gives a name to its corporate progeny the better.
Peter Ker A 25 per cent boost to full-year dividends could be on the cards in 2015, analysts say
Peter Ker Having reluctantly accepted mining on their ancestral lands, the indigenous people who live beside the nation's biggest uranium mine could soon watch see their industrial interloper depart.
Rio Tinto takes swipe at Glencore and promises shareholder returns like dividends and possible buybacks
Peter Ker The miner is slashing spending on new projects to ensure dividend payments and possible share buyback in 2015
Peter Ker Fortescue Metals Group will halve its spending on projects after taking the knife to its $US1.3 billion capital budget for the 2015 financial year.
Peter Ker Rio has committed to staying the course on its plan to expand exports to 360 million tonnes per year, albeit with a few changes to the method of generating the extra tonnes.
Peter Ker The miner's board is set to reveal new spending promises.