Peter Ker

Peter Ker

Alcoa invests to secure energy supply

Alcoa is set to expand further into the energy sector, continuing a trend for big power.

Peter Ker Industrial giant Alcoa of Australia is set to expand further into the energy sector.

Atlas takes a blow, China sticks ore in

Atlas Iron has borne the brunt of a bad day for Australia's iron ore exporters.

Peter Ker Atlas Iron has borne the brunt of a bad day for Australia's iron ore exporters.

BHP casts CEO net wide, says Maxsted

Peter Ker Resources giant will consider applicants from outside the mining sector, says BHP director.

New take on iron ore dispute

Clive Palmer: 'Policies shouldn't be for sale to the highest bidder.'

Peter Ker WHEN the legal stoush between Clive Palmer and his Chinese iron ore partners hits court, the highly paid lawyers will spend much time debating a single word: ''taken''.

Brierley takes on Murchison

Eli Greenblat and Peter Ker Trans-Tasman corporate raider Sir Ron Brierley is aiming his guns at Murchison Metals.

Canberra urged to spend sensibly

Peter Ker ANZ chairman John Morschel said governments in Australia could reduce their tax take.

Raider Brierley takes aim at Murchison

SIR RON BRIERLEY.

Eli Greenblat and Peter Ker Trans-Tasman corporate raider Sir Ron Brierley has launched his first raiding party since transforming his new venture Mercantile Investment Co into an active investment play, aiming his guns at...

Plummer's planned exit prompts Arrium search

Geoff Plummer.

Peter Ker Arrium chief executive Geoff Plummer is unlikely to seek another executive post.

Palmer in legal battle over royalties

Clive Palmer.

Peter Ker Mining tycoon Clive Palmer is locked in a sensational new legal stoush over the timing of royalty payments that are expected to deliver him hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

Arrium gives itself 13 months to find CEO

Arrium's managing director, Geoff Plummer

Peter Ker Takeover target Arrium is looking for a new chief executive, after the company confirmed that incumbent Geoff Plummer would depart at some time in the next 13 months.

There is some life yet lingering in fossil fuel

A revolution in energy that is, well, greenish, is taking place as shale fracking transforms the oil and gas industry.

Peter Ker A revolution in energy that is, well, greenish, is taking place as shale fracking transforms the oil and gas industry.

Battling Forrest loses a crusader

Andrew Forrest loses a lieutenant in the fight against the carbon tax, as Deidre Willmott.

Peter Ker Fortescue Metals Group's external and government affairs boss, Deidre Willmott has resigned.

'Fighting evil' - Twiggy defends tax stoush

Billionaire miner Andrew Forrest has been cleared by the High Court of misleading investors and breaking disclosure rules.

Peter Ker Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest says his High Court challenge against the mining tax is about conquering evil and defends attempts to defer more than $200 million in royalty payments.

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Fortescue stakes an interest in shale

Fortescue Metals Group says its surprise diversification into shale oil and gas is an attempt to secure energy for its iron ore business.

Peter Ker FMG invest in shale oil and gas to fuel its iron ore business rather than find the next boom.

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.

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.

Fortescue dodges shareholder 'strike'

Fortescue Metals Group iron ore.

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

BHP gets out of diamonds at bargain price

diamonds

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

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.

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...