Peter Ker

Peter Ker

OZ Minerals still hunting for copper acquisition as KKR stalks

Peter Ker OZ Minerals is enjoying its best performance in five years as its Prominent Hill mine produces more copper than thought.

South32 slashes costs as Australian assets shine

The first five months on the market for South32 chief executive Graham Kerr's new company have been  underwhelming, weighed down  by South Africa.

Peter Ker South32 boss Graham Kerr has indicated he is willing to close struggling assets to improve the young company's financial performance.

Spending cuts keep coming as BHP starts strongly

BHP Billiton has been reducing its cost base for the best part of three years.

Peter Ker BHP has cut spending again on its oil and gas business, but believes the cuts won't reduce production

Concerns mechanical failure at Newcrest's best mine could crimp output

Peter Ker Gold production at the Cadia mine near Orange in NSW could be hampered for months, analysts say

BHP Billiton quarterly iron ore output rises 7pc, maintains full-year guidance

'BHP Billiton remains on track to meet full-year production and cost guidance after a solid operational performance this quarter,' says BHP Billiton chief executive Andrew Mackenzie.

Peter Ker BHP Billiton boosted its September-quarter iron ore output by 7 per cent and has maintained its full-year guidance.

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BHP may need to cut dividends if shareholders reject push to change constitution

Proxy advisors believe BHP's strong dividend could be threatened if shareholders refuse to support proposed changes to the company's constitution.

Peter Ker BHP shareholders have been told their dividends may be cut if a plan to increase funding to the UK side of the company is rejected

Fatalities and mechanical failures give Newcrest a poor start to the year

Newcrest Mining has revealed an underwhelming set of production numbers for the September quarter.

Peter Ker Newcrest Mining has made a disappointing start to the new financial year, with two fatalities and mechanical outages at its most important mines

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Newcrest CEO pay still 'excessive' but investors told to avoid second strike

The remuneration package awarded to Newcrest Mining chief executive Sandeep Biswas may prove less contentious than at last year's AGM

Peter Ker Newcrest Mining investors have been told to avoid giving the gold miner a second strike at next week's annual general meeting.

BlackRock's Evy Hambro backs Glencore debt plan

BlackRock fund manager Evy Hambro says Glencore's debt reduction plan is a positive step.

Peter Ker BlackRock resources fund manager Evy Hambro has supported Ivan Glasenberg's rescue plan for Glencore.

Aussie gold in vogue as Newmont funds Boddington expansion

Blast holes explode at the Silverstar pit at Newmont Mining's Carlin gold mine operation near Elko, Nevada in 2014. Newmont Mining Corp reports their Q2 results on July 22, 2015.

Peter Ker Plans to expand Australia's biggest gold mine continues the golden run for local miners.

First major test looms for Rio Tinto in the Pilbara

Keeping costs low: Rio Tinto boss Sam Walsh.

Peter Ker Rio Tinto's pilbara system will need to run at full capacity to achieve the company's export guidance.

BHP Billiton raises billions fuelling M&A expectations

BHP Billiton is pushing ahead with a hybrid debt raising.

Peter Ker Extreme volatility in commodity prices and resources stocks in the past few months has not stopped BHP Billiton raising the equivalent of almost $US6.

Fortescue trimmed and ready for Roy Hill's arrival

The price of iron ore is being smashed and despite his best efforts, the value of Andrew Forrest's shares in his Fortescue Metals Group is taking a beating as well.

Peter Ker Fortescue Metals Group believes it will be a cheaper iron ore producer than Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill.

Traditional owners reject ERA's Ranger uranium extension

Traditional owners have rejected any extension of the Ranger mining lease.

Peter Ker Traditional owners have officially rejected Energy Resources of Australia's desire to extend the expiry date on the Ranger uranium extension.

BHP Billiton 'looking more closely at M&A'

Shareholders believe BHP is increasingly focused on M&A opportunities

Peter Ker Large shareholders suggest the growing number of mining assets hitting the market could tempt the resources giant into an opportunistic buy.

BHP Billiton showing remuneration 'disconnect', proxy adviser warns

BHP Billiton chief executive Andrew Mackenzie's pay has been described as fair when compared with peers at rival miners.

Peter Ker Proxy advisers say BHP shareholders should question a short-term incentive paid to BHP chief Andrew Mackenzie

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Glencore puts Australian copper mine on the market

Ivan Glasenberg, chief executive of Glencore, is selling assets in a bid to reduce debt.

Peter Ker Glencore will try to sell the Cobar copper mine in NSW as part of efforts to reduce debt.

Glencore halts ahead of Australian asset sales

Glencore boss Ivan Glasenberg has had a stressful couple of weeks.

Peter Ker Glencore has halted trading in its shares ahead of asset sales

Gold production upgrade on the cards as Evolution evolves

Recent acquisitions have transformed Evolution Mining's gold output.

Peter Ker Evolution Mining looks set to smash its full-year gold output if the September quarter is any guide.

Glencore slashes zinc production and Australian jobs

The Lady Loretta zinc mine near Mt Isa will be the second Australian zinc mine to close in the space of a few months.

Peter Ker Glencore will suspend operations at one Australian mine and reduce output at two others as part of a plan to slash its global zinc production by more than 30 per cent.

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