Peter Ker

Peter Ker

Mining

BHP iron ore strong but petroleum slips: results

Peter Ker BHP Billiton has beaten its guidance for iron ore production but fallen short in its petroleum business, according to full-year results released this morning.

Royalties

Rio to fight $200m Rinehart order

Gina Reinhart.

Peter Ker Rio Tinto is set to drag Australia's richest woman back into the courtroom.

Energy

Orica to fund onshore gas project development in deal with Strike

Orica barrel.

Peter Ker Chemical manufacturer Orica agrees to fund development of an onshore gas project.

Iron ore

Rio Tinto to appeal $200m payout to Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting

Rio Tinto,

Peter Ker Rio Tinto and Gina Rinehart could be headed back to court, after Rio confirmed this afternoon that it would appeal a recent court order to pay close to $200 million in iron ore royalties to Hancock...

Energy

Orica goes off-grid with Strike deal

Orica

Peter Ker Orica is the latest big industrial company to go in search of non-grid power solutions, announcing a gas supply deal with Strike Energy this morning.

Emissions

Clean energy companies shift to remain relevant

geo

Peter Ker Clean energy companies have moved quickly to protect themselves against a carbon tax related sell down today, with one company even spruiking a possible shift into fossil fuels.

Energy

Carbon shift 'not enough'

The shift to a lower floating price has not appeased Australia's mining and resources industry.

Madeleine Heffernan, Brian Robins and Peter Ker Resources companies stand to benefit if the Rudd government goes ahead with plans.

Mining

Arrium looks to strike gold at iron ore sites

Panning for gold.

Peter Ker Arrium could add gold and copper to its suite, under one growth program outlined by Andrew Roberts.

Mining

Newcrest cuts Telfer jobs following restructure

Newcrest Mining.

Peter Ker Gold miner Newcrest is taking action on its controversial June 7 restructure, making scores of workers redundant at its Telfer mine in Western Australia.

Chinese bid major test for new Treasurer

Peter Ker Treasurer Chris Bowen could soon face his first major foreign ownership test, after the nation's biggest pure-play coalminer revealed that Chinese shareholders want to take the company private in a...

Resources

Chinese bid major test for new Treasurer

Chris Bowen.

Peter Ker Treasurer Chris Bowen could soon face his first major foreign ownership test, after Yancoal revealed that Chinese shareholders want to take the company private in a way that would be at odds with the...

Resources

Northern Star delays gold mine

Peter Ker Another mining project hits the skids as Northern Star delays its Ashburton project indefinitely.

Gold

Northern Star shelves Ashburton gold mine

Gold bullion.

Peter Ker Another Australian mining project has hit the skids with market darling Northern Star delaying its Ashburton gold project indefinitely.

Coal

Chinese miner moves to privatise Yancoal

Mine Shaft

Peter Ker and Brian Robins China’s Yanzhou Coal Mining Company is planning to privatise its Australian-listed subsidiary.

Currency

Dollar correction gets top marks from Arrium

Australian dollar.

Peter Ker and Glenda Kwek One of the nation's biggest steel makers has said it is well positioned to benefit from the recent slide in the Australian dollar, as ongoing weakness translates to a boost in earnings.

ASIC

Newcrest ruckus sets market watchdog growling

ASIC is promising heightened vigilance as the reporting season begins.

Peter Ker The disclosure scandal surrounding Newcrest Mining has prompted Australia's market regulator to increase its focus on company communications during the imminent reporting season.

Mining

Fortescue sets a tough line in the Pilbara

Fortescue train

Peter Ker Fortescue Metals Group has ramped up efforts to protect its treasured railway from Brockman Mining.

Resources

Write-downs make Arrium sound like OneSteel

Peter Ker Honeymoons don't last, by the end of the week Arrium was sounding a lot like its old pseudonym.

Infrastructure

Fortescue ramps up rail defence

fortescue rail iron ore track pilbara

Peter Ker Fortescue has ramped up efforts to protect its railway from Brockman, accusing the junior of being "incapable" of funding its desire to export along the railway.

Resources

Fortescue Metals, Evolution join list of miners cutting jobs

Mining workers.

Peter Ker Fortescue Metals Group and Evolution Mining are the latest miners to shed its workers.