Peter Ker

Peter Ker

Rio's Walsh cool on expansion of Rinehart venture

Sam Walsh.

Peter Ker Sam Walsh indicates that an expansion of Rio's joint venture with Hancock Prospecting was not on his immediate agenda

New Rio boss douses hopes of Rinehart tie-ups

Sam Walsh.

Peter Ker, London Mining magnate Gina Rinehart's wish for Rio Tinto to swiftly approve further joint ventures with her mining company appears unlikely following comments from new boss Sam Walsh.

In the long run, Rio's ore boss has shot at top job

Peter Ker Rio Tinto's most important division will be run by an Australian marathon enthusiast in what shapes as a strategic appointment in developing the company's future leadership stocks.

Rinehart buys strategic stake in minnow Lakes Oil


Peter Ker Unconventional oil and gas sector is a good place to invest so long as the location is right, according to one of the top executives at Hancock Prospecting.

Gina Rinehart jumps into oil and gas

Gina Rinehart.

Peter Ker Mining magnate Gina Rinehart takes a substantial stake in oil and gas minnow Lakes Oil and appoints climate change sceptic Ian Plimer as a director.

Sundance halted ahead of Hanlong news

The takeover of Sundance Resources appears to have stalled.

Peter Ker Shares in Sundance Resources have gone into a trading halt this morning ahead of a very important week for the iron ore aspirant.

Mining boss raises alarm on high-frequency trading

Terry Burgess.

Peter Ker Terry Burgess reveals concerns his company's share price may be falling due to high-frequency trading.

Fortescue bids to branch out from iron ore

Andrew Forrest.

Peter Ker Fortescue Metals Group's days as a pure-play may be numbered, after chief executive Nev Power confirmed his wish to diversify into commodities and industries beyond iron ore.

Fortescue posts strongest ever shipping result

iron ore

Peter Ker Fortescue ships more iron ore during the December quarter than was expected by analysts, achieving its biggest ever quarterly export figures.

OZ slides on Prominent Hill forecast

Consistent: Oz Minerals' Prominent Hill gold-copper mine.

Peter Ker Shares in OZ Minerals have slumped sharply this morning, after the company portrayed a tougher future for its flagship mine, Prominent Hill.

Demons come back to haunt Newcrest


Peter Ker Newcrest Mining shares have fallen in early trading after a quarterly report that contained several demons for Australia's biggest listed gold producer.

BHP tipped to slash lagging operations

BHP Billiton CEO Mr Marius Kloppers.

Peter Ker BHP Billiton has been tipped to slash some Australian operations in 2013 despite new statistics showing solid performance across its most important product groups.

BHP shares rise on robust output report


Peter Ker BHP Billiton will need to lift its iron ore exports if it is to meet annual guidance, after its December quarter results fell short of what some analysts were hoping for.

Shares soar again as good news keeps coming for OZ

Newcrest mining.

Peter Ker There is a damn good reason for OZ Minerals' shares to be up by almost 3 per cent.

Change at the top for Perseus Mining


Peter Ker Rio Tinto is not the only mining company to be experiencing change at its highest levels, with ASX-listed gold producer Perseus Mining revealing today that Mark Calderwood would step down as managing...

Rio's uranium foray faces write-down

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Peter Ker Write-down possible when miner reveals details of $US14 billion in impairments.

Rinehart pushes Rio ore drive

Peter Ker Gina Rinehart has urged the new boss of Rio Tinto to fast-track several more iron ore projects in the Pilbara that would reinforce her family's long-standing relationship with the company.

Tamed by the river: the fall of Albanese

Rio Tinto's former chief executive, Tom Albanese.

Peter Ker The former Rio boss nailed Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia, but ultimately he paid for a transport bungle in Mozambique.

Albanese axed in Rio shake-up

Tom Albanese.

Peter Ker Sam Walsh is the new chief executive of mining giant Rio Tinto after the shock exit of Tom Albanese on Thursday night.

Mining and milk jugs, a heady mix for new boss

Sam Walsh.

Peter Ker If anyone can kill the stereotype of the mining industry being a rough and tumble boys' club, Sam Walsh can.