Peter Ker

Peter Ker

No glory for Sage after police raids

Peter Ker and Rania Spooner Properties related to Tony Sage that were raided by federal police are anything but glamorous.

Little glamour in Sage's empire

Perth Glory owner Tony Sage

Peter Ker and Rania Spooner Two weeks ago Tony Sage was fighting for David Beckham, now he's fighting four of Australia's most powerful authorities.

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OZ blames slide on analyst remodelling

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

Peter Ker OZ Minerals is set to report 2012 earnings that are about 15 per cent lower than the year before, and the slide may continue into 2013.

Regent no longer welded to BC Iron


Peter Ker BC Iron's second-biggest shareholder has begun selling down its 20 per cent stake.

Regent set to dent BC Iron success

BC Iron

Peter Ker One day after hitting the highest share price in its six-year history, BC Iron has been rocked by confirmation that its second-biggest shareholder has begun the process of selling down its 20 per...

Toro shares hit after delay in uranium plans


Peter Ker The moning company failed to win final approval to build Australia's next uranium mine.

MMG seeks up to $1.2 billion for new zinc mine

zinc mining

Peter Ker The Dugald River mine, in Queensland, is set to be built by a Chinese-dominated company.

No green light for Toro uranium mine

Peter Ker Uranium aspirant Toro Energy has been dealt a blow, with Environment Minister Tony Burke refusing to approve the company's plans for Australia's next uranium mine.

Tasmania divided over new mine approval

Iron ore

Peter Ker A new mine will be built in Tasmania's Tarkine wilderness, after federal Environment Minister Tony Burke gave final approval for Shree Minerals to go ahead with its Nelson Bay iron ore project.

MMG seeks funds for new zinc mine

Peter Ker Investment in new mines has not entirely dried up, with a Chinese dominated company seeking to raise about $1.2b to build a new zinc, lead and silver mine.

Fortescue rail, port assets up for grabs

Fortescue train

Peter Ker The most important asset in the evolution of Fortescue Metals Group has been thrust into the shop window, as the iron ore exporter continues efforts to reduce its debt problems.

Fortescue puts key assets on the block

Atlas Iron has borne the brunt of a bad day for Australia's iron ore exporters.

Peter Ker Update Fortescue is poised to sell off part of its most valuable asset, as the company continues efforts to lower debt and free up enough cash to restart expansion projects.

Finally some cracking good news for fracking industry

Fracking gets some good news.

Peter Ker The fracking revolution takes a leap forward with Britain declaring its ambition to be a central player in the shale boom.

BHP, Exxon to stump up $1b for carbon plant

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Peter Ker BHP, ExxonMobil to build a 'conditioning plant' beside their Longford gas plant.

BHP, Exxon to spend $1b on Bass Strait gas

Peter Ker The gas boom is not confined to Australia's northern states, with BHP Billiton and ExxonMobil confirming they will spend $1 billion on gas infrastructure attached to their existing Bass Strait...

Iron ore future brighter, to tune of $2.7b

iron ore

Peter Ker Australia's top commodities forecaster has revealed a more optimistic outlook for the sector.

BHP pullout boosts gas project

BHP Billiton

Peter Ker and Rania Spooner BHP Billiton's decision to divest its stake in the $30 billion Browse joint venture has bolstered investor confidence the controversial export gas project will finally go ahead.

Peter Ker

Browse never a good fit for BHP

James Price Point

Peter Ker Analysis Officially, BHP's decision to exit the Browse LNG joint venture was based on its core strategy. Unofficialy there was never much love for the project within BHP

Fortescue sells up to restart projects


Peter Ker Fortescue sold down its stake in a joint venture with thriving Pilbara junior BC Iron.

China to push iron ore projects

Sino Iron project

Peter Cai and Peter Ker Chinese leaders have signalled they will continue to support investment in iron ore in WA.