Peter Ker

Peter Ker

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

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.

FMG defends plan to grow magnetite exports

With iron ore at a fresh six-year low, the price has dropped below Fortescue Metals' breakeven price of $US57 per tonne, according to UBS research.

Peter Ker and Shaun Drummond Fortescue executive Peter Meurs says the company may grow exports of iron products, but has stressed it will be a product different from its current exports.

Rio Tinto's Mongolian copper mining dream lives on, but at a cost

The future of Rio Tinto's Oyu Tolgoi project is uncertain as disputes with the Mongolian government continue.

Peter Ker Rio Tinto has settled its disputes with the Mongolian government over the Oyu Tolgoi copper project, but the agreement will cost Rio up to $US148 million.

Rio Tinto wins approval for Mongolian expansion

Rio Tinto and the Mongolian government have been at odds over taxation issues and the design of the expansion for close to three years.

Peter Ker Rio Tinto has finally won approval from the Mongolian government to push ahead with an expansion of Oyu Tolgoi.

Dip on debut for South32

Peter Ker South32 has traded lower than most investors expected on its first day of trading, but market watchers warn that it could be weeks or months before BHP's demerger strategy could be truly judged.

Woodside CEO Peter Coleman says oil and gas companies may need to build smaller projects in the future

Peter Coleman, CEO of Woodside urged the oil and gas industry to think detail.

Peter Ker Woodside chief Peter Coleman has told the oil and gas industry to think smaller on new projects.

Rio Tinto to sell aluminium assets in $1b deal: report

Rio has reportedly hired Credit Suisse to find a buyer for Pacific Aluminium, known as PacAl, which comprises a group of smelters in Australia and New Zealand.

Peter Ker Global miner Rio Tinto plans to sell some of its aluminium assets in a potential $1 billion deal, the Financial Times reported, reviving a sale plan for its Pacific Aluminium unit two years after it...

Abbott vows not to interfere with iron market as cabinet rumbles over inquiry

Prime Minister Tony Abbott's plans for a parliamentary inquiry have split the mining community as well as his own party.

James Massola, Peter Ker Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his inquiry into the iron ore sector will not interfere with free markets, amid speculation that members of his cabinet are opposed to the idea

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Andrew Forrest makes surprise investment in Atlas Iron

Andrew Forrest has called a parliamentary inquiry into the iron ore industry

Peter Ker and Tess Ingram The chairman and biggest shareholder in Fortescue Metals Group has vowed to invest in struggling rival Atlas Iron

Prime Minister Tony Abbott's iron ore inquiry slammed

The push for an inquiry has been vigorously resisted by the big miners and their lobby group, the Minerals Council of Australia.

Peter Ker Competition experts say it would be inappropriate for parliament to hold an inquiry into the iron ore price collapse

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Anglo American steels itself for more horsing around in the Hunter Valley

Saved from the coal mine expansion at South Drayton.

Peter Ker Anglo American is armed with veterinary advice as it aims to expand its Drayton coal mine near two horse stud farms in the Hunter Valley.

Independence moves on Gold Road

Gold Road had been asked by the ASX about unusually strong levels of trading in the stock on Wednesday.

Peter Ker Base Metals miner Independence has bought almost 4 per cent of Gold Road Resources.

I'll give you the tip; miners diversify into junk

Nagambie has found exciting gold grades on its tenements, but is also hoping to develop an urban landfill facility.

Peter Ker Several struggling mining companies are developing waste dumps in a bid to diversify their businesses.