Peter Ker

Peter Ker

Fortescue surprises with oil investment

Oil.

Peter Ker The sums of money involved would scarcely buy 300 metres of railway in the Pilbara, yet Fortescue’s surprise expansion into shale oil and gas is still intriguing.

Fortescue dodges shareholder 'strike'

Fortescue Metals Group iron ore.

Peter Ker Shareholders have lodged a protest vote against the running of Fortescue Metals.

Diamonds are not forever as BHP, Rio set to shed mines

Peter Ker Rio Tinto's Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada looks to be increasingly out in the cold.

BHP gets out of diamonds at bargain price

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Peter Ker BHP Billiton has finally exited the diamonds industry, after concluding a marathon sale negotiation for its EKATI diamond mine in Canada.

BHP positive after Olympic Dam extension

BHP Billiton will post its first profit fall in three years in what some say is the end of the mining boom.

Peter Ker BHP Billiton chief executive Marius Kloppers insists his company is ''very serious'' about finding an affordable way to expand its Olympic Dam mine, despite rejecting long-held expansion plans in...

Rio Tinto chief attacks Canberra on taxes, laws

Canberra: David Peever Managing Director of Rio Tinto speaks?at the Minerals Council of Australia dinner at Parliament House tonight, Wednesday 30 May 2012..? Photo by Penny Bradfield.11.jpg

Peter Ker Rio Tinto has accused the Australian government of taking its ''eye off the ball'' in terms of productivity reforms, and called for action on workplace laws, taxation and foreign workers.

Looming revaluations to cast BHP shale investments in better light

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Peter Ker BHP believes recent $US2.84 billion impairment charge will be offset by looming valuation boosts.

Rio secures Oyu Tolgoi power deal

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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.

Wilkes' persistence breaks the 'curse'

If there's a sweet spot in the mining industry right now, Mick Wilkes must be pretty close to it.

Peter Ker If there's a sweet spot in the mining industry right now, Mick Wilkes must be pretty close to it.

Mid-tier miners feel the pinch

Australia's mid-tier miners are feeling the pinch from the global slump in commodity prices.

Mark Hawthorne and Peter Ker Australia's mid-tier miners are feeling the pinch from the global slump in commodity prices.

Arrium pushes for rail line upgrade to improve exports

Iron Ore rail line

Peter Ker New rail infrastructure is crucial to the company's hopes of increasing its iron ore exports.

Borshoff, a cut above

Paladin Energy's boss has revealed he will accept another year of reduced pay, despite securing a $200 million deal.

Peter Ker Paladin boss took home much more money in the year to June 30 than the year before.

Arrium shares drop as bid shudders

Arrium

Peter Ker Foreign suitors for Arrium continued to meet top Australian politicians on Thursday.

Arrium sold off after suitors terminate bid

The foreign consortium pursuing Arrium has vowed to abandon its bid.

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.

Consortium ditches bid for Arrium

Peter Ker The foreign consortium pursuing Arrium vows to abandon its bid to acquire the steel maker.

BHP aims to dump trucks

Trucks could soon disappear from some mines altogether.

Peter Ker Resources giant confirms it is investigating technology that could render the dump-truck useless.

Arrium rejects sweetened bid from Asian suitors

The pursuit of Arrium is becoming increasingly expensive as shares soar more than 8 per cent.

Peter Ker Arrium shares briefly spike after the steelmaker rejects a $1.19 billion takeover offer from a consortium of Asian steel companies.

Politicians 'lost the way' on energy

Fighting 'energy poverty' should be a bigger priority than combating climate change says Peabody Energy.

Peter Ker Fighting 'energy poverty' should be a bigger priority than combating climate change, according to Peabody Energy chairman.

Newcrest flags dividend growth on output rise

Newcrest Mining has told shareholders to expect a period of strong dividend growth.

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.

BHP appeals for governments to lower imposts in post-boom era

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Peter Ker Governments must help mining companies bring down their cost structures, says Marius Kloppers.