Peter Ker

Peter Ker

Regulation

Heavy hitters take Abbott to task on IR

Malcolm Broomhead.

Peter Ker and Jared Lynch Two of Australia's corporate heavyweights have admonished Prime Minister Tony Abbott for not tackling industrial relations reform in his first term.

Mining

Boardroom shake-up at Newcrest

Greg Robinson.

Peter Ker The gold miner's next generation of leaders will carry no baggage from this year's market disclosure scandal.

Gold

Newcrest to replace chairman and CEO

The logo for Newcrest Mining Ltd.

Peter Ker Besieged gold miner Newcrest has bowed to investor pressure and promised to change both its chairman and chief executive within the next year.

Resources

Avanco nears $12m BlackRock deal

Evy Hambro.

Peter Ker World's biggest mining investor is continuing its search for innovative new ways to invest, and a small Australian listed company could be the next to benefit.

Iron ore

Pilbara railway dispute routed to court

fortescue rail iron ore track pilbara

Peter Ker Fortescue Metals Group goes to court to prevent Pilbara neighbour accessing its railway.

Energy

Investors keep watch on fracking

COAL SEAM GAS

Peter Ker One of Australia's biggest investment companies is closely monitoring fracking in Australia.

Iron ore

Fortescue to fight minnow railway access in Supreme Court

Mining

Peter Ker Fortescue Metals Group has ramped up efforts to prevent one of its Pilbara neighbours from using its railway line, by taking the matter to the Supreme Court of Western Australia this afternoon.

Resources

LionGold slump hits local investors

Mixed gold and silver

Peter Ker Australian gold investors were on the wrong end of LionGold's share price slide on Friday.

Gold

Singapore's LionGold suffers 40% share collapse

Peter Ker Australian gold investors with exposure to Singapore company LionGold were on the wrong end of the company’s curious share price on Friday, when the stock suddenly fell by more than 40 per cent.

Gas

Beach willing to pay royalty for access

A drilling rig.

Peter Ker Shale oil and gas aspirant Beach Energy would be willing to pay a royalty to landowners.

Resources

Gold prices to remain subdued

Photo by PHIL CARRICK.

Peter Ker Investors have been told to get used to gold prices below $US1300 an ounce.

Uranium

Investor push for board spill at Paladin

John Borshoff Managing Director.

Peter Ker A fresh round of executive pay cuts is unlikely to quell shareholder rumblings at Paladin Energy.

Mining

Pay cuts unlikely to pacify Paladin investors

John Borshoff of  Paladin Energy.

Peter Ker A fresh round of executive pay cuts is unlikely to quell shareholder rumblings at Paladin Energy, where a campaign for executive change is gathering pace.

Mining

Twiggy's ally takes over at Poseidon

Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest

Peter Ker One of Andrew Forrest's close allies has replaced him as chairman of Poseidon Nickel, on the same day the mining billionaire gave the company an extra 12 months to repay an $8 million loan.

Mining

Rio pressed on refinery

Ian Macfarlane.

Peter Ker New Resources Minister Ian Macfarlane has heaped pressure on Rio Tinto to keep the loss-making Gove Alumina Refinery open for another 20 years after touring the nearby town of Nhulunbuy on Monday.

Resources

OZ douses talk of Glencore move

The logo for OZ Minerals Ltd. is displayed in the lobby of the company's headquarters in Melbourne, Australia.

Peter Ker OZ Minerals has poured cold water on rumours that Glencore Xstrata is preparing a takeover bid, declaring it has received no contact from the Swiss giant.

Mining

Oz Minerals quells Xstrata takeover rumours

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Peter Ker OZ Minerals has poured cold water on rumours that Glencore Xstrata is preparing a takeover bid, confirming that it has received no contact from the Swiss giant.

Mining

Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest steps down from Poseidon

Andrew Forrest Fortescue Metals Group Photo Bohdan Warchomij 7 September 2012

Peter Ker Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has confirmed his departure from ASX-listed Poseidon Nickel, saying he would prefer to dedicate more of his time to charity work and his primary corporate role as chairman of...

Resources

BHP upbeat on economic prospects

BHP truck

Peter Ker BHP Billiton has predicted the recent signs of economic improvement in the US will continue.

Mining

No expense spared in a moving BHP experience

Andrew MacKenzie.

Peter Ker It is fair to say that the new BHP Billiton boss Andrew Mackenzie did not call Two Men and a Truck when he relocated from London to Melbourne this year.