Peter Ker

Peter Ker

OZ Minerals responds to KKR approach with cheaper, faster Carrapateena option

Peter Ker OZ Minerals says it can build its Carrapateena copper mine faster and cheaper than first thought

Glencore shares spike 70% as miners shine

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

Peter Ker Swiss miner Glencore's wild ride has continued, with the company's Hong Kong listed shares soaring by more than 70 per cent on Monday

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BHP hybrid raising in doubt after week of market volatility

BHP Billiton could decide this week whether to push ahead with a hybrid debt issue

Peter Ker BHP Billiton could yet walk away from the hybrid fundraising it has been spruiking to global investors over the past two weeks

Finding the floor: Could the resources sector finally be bottoming out?

Few predicted the Chinese economy would struggle so badly this year, crimping demand for industrial minerals like iron ore.

Peter Ker Investors are waiting for the bounce to come, some think it might be sooner rather than later.

Chile and Australia ponder life after the boom together

Like iron ore did for Australia, copper delivered great wealth to Chile.

Peter Ker Few countries understand Australia's relationship with iron ore prices better than Chile, which is facing its own economic challenges in the wake of plunging copper prices

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Minerals Council throwing its weight around with 'amazing coal' campaign

The Minerals Council has ramped up spending on advertisements promoting coal ahead of the Paris Climate Conference in November.

Peter Ker Five years after its adverts helped to oust Kevin Rudd, the Minerals Council has launched another advertising blitz, this time in a bid to save coal miners.

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Miners reap dividend from the dollar

Fortescue chairman Andrew Forrest is one of the beneficiaries from a diving dollar.

Peter Ker Booking revenue in American dollars but paying bills in Australian currency is a great scenario for the big miners.

Big resources firms scramble to cover contractor collapse

Rumours of WDS' demise had been circulating in the coal sector as early as last week.

Peter Ker Some of Australia's biggest mining and energy companies were scrambling to make arrangements this week after their contractor WDS went into receivership.

Rio Tinto holds firm on China target despite BHP downgrade

Rio Tinto

Peter Ker Rio Tinto has refused to water down predictions for Chinese steel growth, despite BHP Billiton doing so.

Another mine bites the dust in Australia's struggling coal sector

Wollongong Coal recorded impairments after being reviewed by the the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Peter Ker At least 80 jobs are expected to go in New South Wales after another coal mine was forced to shut

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From to iron ore mines, drones are on the rise

Rio Tinto workers are using drones in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Peter Ker Australia's biggest miners are using drones to monitor, measure and maintain their sprawling operations.

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Clive Palmer launches $10 billion lawsuit against estranged Chinese partner

Clive Palmer is again taking legal action against his unhappy bedfellow Citic Limited.

Amy Remeikis and Peter Ker The legal war between Fairfax MP Clive Palmer and his estranged business partner Citic Limited has gone to another level, with Palmer's company Mineralogy seeking $10 billion in damages from the...

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Perseus overcomes power cuts to post record profit

Peter Ker Australian miners complaining about energy costs might want to reflect on the challenges Ghana-focused gold miner Perseus Mining has overcome to post a record full-year profit.

BHP's growing pains give Rio edge in a buyer's market

Peter Ker In the battle of the big miners, analysts believe Rio Tinto's growth pipeline gives it an edge over BHP Billiton

Synergies ensure Glencore's coal appetite still strong

Peter Ker Glencore has paired with family owned coal miner Bloomfield Group to buy Vale's Integra mine.

WDS Limited enters a trading halt

Peter Ker A contractor to some of Australia's biggest energy and mining companies was in financial distress on Wednesday.

BHP's 'once in a lifetime' dividend yield praised by market

BHP Billiton chief Andrew Mackenzie has vowed to maintain the company's generous dividend despite weak commodity prices.

Peter Ker BHP shares have soared 6 per cent higher in London as investors react to the miner's extraordinarily high dividend yield.

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BHP Billiton chief executive Andrew Mackenzie rejects Glencore's call on China

BHP Billiton chief executive Andrew Mackenzie and chairman Jac Nasser believe China will grow

Peter Ker BHP Billiton chief executive Andrew Mackenzie slaps down Glencore boss Ivan Glasenberg's China comments.

BHP says UN climate change conference will bring consensus

Peter Ker BHP Billiton chief executive Andrew Mackenzie says he expects some level of consensus to emerge when world leaders gather in Paris in November for the United Nations climate change conference.

BHP Billiton posts worst profit in 11 years, maintains dividend

BHP Billiton has revealed a big slide in full year profits.

Peter Ker BHP Billiton has maintained its 'progressive' dividend policy, despite full year profits sliding to their lowest point in more than a decade.

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