Peter Ker

Peter Ker

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.

China still committed to WA's iron ore

iron ore

Peter Cai and Peter Ker Chinese leaders have signalled they will continue to support investments into Western Australian iron ore, despite the recent slump in demand for the bulk commodity.

Investors cheer Fortescue's stake sale

A reclaimer operates at Fortescue Herb Elliott Port in Port Hedland, Western Australia February 8, 2012. Fortescue Metals Group Chief Executive Officer Nev Power said on Thursday that the company would consider selling stakes in some of its mines. Picture taken February 8, 2012. REUTERS/Fortescue/Handout (AUSTRALIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Peter Ker Fortescue shares jump as the miner moves to sell out of its joint venture with thriving Pilbara junior BC Iron as part of efforts to reduce its debt loading.

Billions in cost blowouts wreak havoc with export gas projects


Peter Ker More than $25 billion in cost blowouts have been recorded across Australia's fleet of export gas projects, with Chevron's Gorgon project now officially the biggest overspender of the lot.

Perseus asks investors for patience

Diggers and dealers gold generic

Peter Ker Gold producers will need time to change their focus from rampant growth to maximising shareholder returns, and frustrated investors may need to be patient, the Perseus Mining boss, Mark Calderwood,...

Costs blow out to $52b at Gorgon LNG

Gorgon on budget blowout (Thumbnail)

Peter Ker With costs accelerating, the Gorgon LNG project will almost certainly be the most expensive resources project ever attempted in Australia.

Lots of glitter, not enough gold

evy hambro

Peter Ker and Jesse Riseborough Influential mining investor says goldminers of having an appalling record of value destruction.

Women lead in ASX first

Erica Smyth

Peter Ker The branding is male, but the executive ranks of Toro Energy are to take on a feminine look.

Newmont gives Goldberg top role as mining sector changes continue

Richard O'Brien

Peter Ker US giant Newmont Mining has joined the list of big miners in a change of leadership.

ASIC interest in Oil Basins

Peter Ker A Fortescue Metals Group deal has attracted the attention of the corporate watchdog.

Another miner changes chiefs: Newmont boss steps down


Peter Ker The company in charge of Australia's two biggest gold mines, American giant Newmont Mining, has joined the list of big miners to seek a change of leadership.

Toro shares soar on leadership change

Uranium pit.

Peter Ker Toro Energy will have a change of leadership around the time its controversial uranium mine proposal wins its final government approval.

Super Pit struggles take the shine off gold production

Peter Ker GOLD production in Australia slumped in the September quarter, as the nation's mines lagged under both planned and unplanned equipment outages.

Production disruptions hit gold flow


Peter Ker The nation's mines have lagged under planned and unplanned equipment outages.

BHP has the good oil, Rio paints a bright future

Mining titans are quietly diverging.

Peter Ker Beyond the iron ore dust, mining titans are quietly diverging.

BHP chief hits out at Browse options


Peter Ker Marius Kloppers takes a thinly veiled swipe at the lease conditions for the Browse gas project.

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.