Peter Ker

Peter Ker

Oil and gas giant BP joins calls for GST to be raised

Peter Ker Oil and gas major BP urges the Government to raise and broaden the GST and cut inefficient levies like stamp duty on houses and cars.

Vedanta Resources CEO Tom Albanese would like a BHP, but gets a South32

Vedanta Resources CEO Tom Albanese was the  chief at Rio Tinto until January, when he was replaced by Sam Walsh.

Peter Ker Former Rio Tinto chief Tom Albanese is in the midst of an $11 billion resources merger, but claims the new company will match BHP are wildly optimistic.

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ERA shares in death spiral as prospects slashed

ERA shareholders are dumping the stock after it abandoned plans for an expansion of the Ranger mine.

Peter Ker The uranium miner operating beside Kakadu may have zero chance of resuming mining at the site, according to UBS, and that's bad news for ERA shareholders.

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Argyle pinks on the radar in sale

An Argyle pink diamond may fetch several million dollars when it comes up for sale at Mossgreen Auctions in Armadale.

Peter Ker A rare public auction of an Argyle pink diamond is set to give alternative investors some much-needed price transparency

Energy Resources of Australia shares dive on plans to axe Ranger mine expansion

Mining ceased at the Ranger site in 2011 and the expansion was the only hope of a future at the mine.

Peter Ker Energy Resources of Australia is keen to continue working at Ranger, despite traditional landowners and its major shareholder Rio Tinto calling time on the controversial mine

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Fly-in, fly-out setback for BHP workers

A federal court ruling says employees travelling to remote locations should not be subject to fringe benefits tax.

Peter Ker BHP has been told it cannot have workforces that are 100 per cent fly-in, fly-out, while companies running FIFO operations may soon enjoy a tax windfall.

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Anglo American says coal divestment will starve finance for green energy

Anglo American says coal divestment strategies will harm efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Peter Ker The diversified miner says divestment strategies will harm efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Coal, gas producers say they still have a future in zero-carbon world

Coal and gas producers argue they still have a future in a zero-carbon world.

Angela Macdonald-Smith, Peter Ker and Simon Evans Coal and gas producers insisted they still have a future under an agreement by the world's biggest economies to "decarbonise" the global economy by 2100.

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PNG locals shut down Newcrest Mining's Lihir mine

Landowners are seeking talks over the benefits package relating to the Lihir mine in Papua New Guinea.

Peter Ker Newcrest Mining's fractious relationship with local communities on the Lihir Islands has flared again.

Price slump forces South32 to review Samancor manganese business

Graham Kerr, chief executive officer-elect of South32. South32 inherited BHP Billiton's 60 per cent stake in the Samancor joint venture, with Anglo American owning the rest of the business.

Peter Ker ASX newcomer and BHP spin-off South32's stake in Anglo American joint venture Samancor is under review.

Newcrest refuses to give up on Telfer goldmine sale

Newcrest's Telfer goldmine was Australia's second biggest by ounces produced in the March quarter

Peter Ker Newcrest Mining says it has not given up looking for a buyer for its Telfer gold mine in Western Australia

FMG shares soar on speculation of foreign investment

There are suggestions several foreign entities have lobbed corporate proposals to Australia's Foreign Investment Review Board  that would affect mining companies.

Peter Ker Fortescue shares rose sharply on the back of reports it had discussed a recapitalisation with Chinese steel giants Baosteel and Citic

Daniel Andrews, Treasurer Tim Pallas refuse to rule out gas talks with Theo Theophanous

Premier Daniel Andrews.

Peter Ker Former energy minister Theo Theophanous is working as a political advisor to an oil and gas company that wants onshore gas drilling allowed in Victoria.

Baosteel's Fortescue Metals Group interest: logic means buy now, build tomorrow

Baosteel might reason that buying more of Fortescue is a better bet than building a mine.

Peter Ker Chinese steel giant Baosteel may find Fortescue Metals Group an attractive alternative to its increasingly marginal West Pilbara project

Independence pays $1.8 billion for Sirius

Independence will take ownership of Sirius's Fraser Range nickel assets, particularly the Nova nickel, copper and cobalt deposit that is currently being turned into a mine.

Peter Ker Base Metals miner Independence has paid $1.8 billion for the nickel assets of Sirius Resources

Evolution Mining buys Barrick's Cowal

Evolution has described the latest deal as

Peter Ker The acquisition of Barrick's Cowal mine is expected to make Evolution the second-largest gold producer on the ASX.

GRAM gets funding for PanAust's Frieda River copper mine study

Peter Ker The Chinese company behind the $1.4 billion takeover of PanAust Limited is set to move quickly on the copper miner's prize asset, with a preliminary funding deal for the Frieda River project set to...

Mining bust taking a toll on Minerals Council

Peter Ker The once mighty Minerals Council of Australia has cut membership fees for cash-starved miners twice in past 18 months, in moves that are exacerbating a sharp revenue slide at the traditionally...

Forrest takes a black eye, but vows to punch on

Andrew Forrest

Peter Ker and Ky Chow Accepting defeat does not come easily to Andrew Forrest, nor Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao.

Australian funding for Rio Tinto's Oyu Tolgoi at risk

Turquoise Hill Resources, which is majority-owned by Rio Tinto, controls 66 per cent of the Oyu Tolgoi project.

Peter Ker Australia's export credit agency says it will only revive its pledge to fund Rio Tinto's copper project in Mongolia if Australian businesses win work on the project.