Peter Ker

Peter Ker

Kloppers evades specifics on BHP chief succession

Marius Kloppers

Peter Ker and Glenda Kwek Marius Kloppers' future was the elephant in the room at BHP's annual meeting of shareholders.

Rio talking tough on cost cuts

No small target: Rio Tinto chief executive Tom Albanese wants $5 billion in savings.

Peter Ker and Paddy Manning Rio Tinto has delivered a blunt warning to unions and workers that its drive to cut $US5 billion in spending will involve tough pay negotiations.

Nasser talks up BHP's succession planning

Other coking coal producers are following  the BHP pricing lead in Japan.

Peter Ker BHP Billiton chairman Jac Nasser has cited this year's elevation of Graham Kerr to the role of chief financial officer as an example of how the company's long term succession planning is working well.

Rio to slash billions more from cost base

A tipper truck climbs out of an iron ore mine.

Peter Ker Rio Tinto will cut even deeper into its cost structures, with plans to cut $5 billion in costs by the end of 2014, just a year after steep cost cutting that saw hundreds of jobs lost in Australia.

Kloppers hot topic at BHP's AGM

Marius Kloppers

Peter Ker The tenure of BHP Billiton chief executive Marius Kloppers is expected to dominate the company's annual meeting with Australian shareholders in Sydney on Thursday.

Sirius gets a drilling

Nickel.

Peter Ker Sirius Resources' Mark Bennett believes investors were guilty of overreacting on Monday.

Lynas hopes kiln will fire up values

Lynas

Peter Ker Rare earths producer Lynas Corporation is expected to pass an important milestone in the next 48 hours, when the first feedstock passes into the company's controversial refinery kiln in Malaysia.

Passionate Rinehart deplores too many heads buried in the sand

RINEHART.AFR.22 NOVEMBER 2012.Photo by ROB HOMER.........mining magnate GINA RINEHART arriving at the four seasons hotel in sydney to speak at a mining function at to launch her new book.

Peter Ker, Paddy Manning and Ben Butler Gina Rinehart warns Australia must not continue to become another Greece, Spain or Portugal.

Downer joins Rinehart firm as alternate director

Alexander Downer.

Peter Ker, Ben Butler Former foreign minister Alexander Downer has joined Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill Holdings as an alternate director.

Downer appointed as Rinehart director

downer

Peter Ker and Ben Butler Former foreign minister Alexander Downer has joined Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill Holdings as an alternate director.

Alcoa invests to secure energy supply

Alcoa is set to expand further into the energy sector, continuing a trend for big power.

Peter Ker Industrial giant Alcoa of Australia is set to expand further into the energy sector.

Atlas takes a blow, China sticks ore in

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

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

BHP casts CEO net wide, says Maxsted

Peter Ker Resources giant will consider applicants from outside the mining sector, says BHP director.

New take on iron ore dispute

Clive Palmer: 'Policies shouldn't be for sale to the highest bidder.'

Peter Ker WHEN the legal stoush between Clive Palmer and his Chinese iron ore partners hits court, the highly paid lawyers will spend much time debating a single word: ''taken''.

Brierley takes on Murchison

Eli Greenblat and Peter Ker Trans-Tasman corporate raider Sir Ron Brierley is aiming his guns at Murchison Metals.

Canberra urged to spend sensibly

Peter Ker ANZ chairman John Morschel said governments in Australia could reduce their tax take.

Raider Brierley takes aim at Murchison

SIR RON BRIERLEY.

Eli Greenblat and Peter Ker Trans-Tasman corporate raider Sir Ron Brierley has launched his first raiding party since transforming his new venture Mercantile Investment Co into an active investment play, aiming his guns at...

Plummer's planned exit prompts Arrium search

Geoff Plummer.

Peter Ker Arrium chief executive Geoff Plummer is unlikely to seek another executive post.

Palmer in legal battle over royalties

Clive Palmer.

Peter Ker Mining tycoon Clive Palmer is locked in a sensational new legal stoush over the timing of royalty payments that are expected to deliver him hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

Arrium gives itself 13 months to find CEO

Arrium's managing director, Geoff Plummer

Peter Ker Takeover target Arrium is looking for a new chief executive, after the company confirmed that incumbent Geoff Plummer would depart at some time in the next 13 months.