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Peter Ker BHP believes recent $US2.84 billion impairment charge will be offset by looming valuation boosts.
Peter Ker RIO Tinto has been given a big boost with the finalisation of a long-awaited electricity deal for the company's most important growth project.
Peter Ker If there's a sweet spot in the mining industry right now, Mick Wilkes must be pretty close to it.
Mark Hawthorne and Peter Ker Australia's mid-tier miners are feeling the pinch from the global slump in commodity prices.
Peter Ker Paladin boss took home much more money in the year to June 30 than the year before.
Peter Ker New rail infrastructure is crucial to the company's hopes of increasing its iron ore exports.
Peter Ker Foreign suitors for Arrium continued to meet top Australian politicians on Thursday.
Peter Ker Shares in Arrium plunge after a foreign consortium claimed it would walk away from its bid to take over the iron ore and steel producer.
Peter Ker The foreign consortium pursuing Arrium vows to abandon its bid to acquire the steel maker.
Peter Ker Resources giant confirms it is investigating technology that could render the dump-truck useless.
Peter Ker Arrium shares briefly spike after the steelmaker rejects a $1.19 billion takeover offer from a consortium of Asian steel companies.
Peter Ker Fighting 'energy poverty' should be a bigger priority than combating climate change, according to Peabody Energy chairman.
Peter Ker Gold NEWCREST Mining has told shareholders to expect a period of strong dividend growth, with capital spending on growth projects about to peak and deliver higher rates of gold production.
Peter Ker Governments must help mining companies bring down their cost structures, says Marius Kloppers.
Peter Ker Pursuit of Arrium is becoming an increasingly expensive affair for a foreign consortium.
Peter Ker Australia's fourth-biggest iron ore exporter made a loss during the September quarter.
Peter Ker They lovingly call it Mine-golia, but the past fortnight has provided some timely reminders for mining companies that their rush towards developing nations is not without its perils.
Peter Ker An improved takeover bid for Arrium appears imminent, with a foreign consortium saying it has sought to reopen acquisition talks.
Peter Ker An improved takeover bid for Arrium Limited appears imminent, with Korean steel giant POSCO confirming overnight that it wanted to continue talks about a possible takeover of the iron ore and steel...
Peter Ker The Australian boss of BP has criticised efforts to establish a domestic gas reserve while offering a less-than-bullish view of the future of oil refining in Australia.