Peter Ker

Peter Ker

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

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

Arrium awaits a better offer

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

Peter Ker Pursuit of Arrium is becoming an increasingly expensive affair for a foreign consortium.

Price slump, low-grade ore hit Cliffs' Australian result

Australia's fourth-biggest iron ore exporter mad a loss during the September quarter.

Peter Ker Australia's fourth-biggest iron ore exporter made a loss during the September quarter.

Miners dig deep to make Mongolia projects pay off

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 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.

Steel giant stalks Arrium again

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Peter Ker An improved takeover bid for Arrium appears imminent, with a foreign consortium saying it has sought to reopen acquisition talks.

Korean steel giant poised to take over Arrium

Arrium has raised its iron ore export forecasts  as it continues its campaign to fend off a $1 billion takeover bid from a foreign consortium.

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...

BP boss pans gas reserve, cautious over refining future

The Australian boss of BP has criticised efforts to establish a domestic gas reserve.

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.

Queensland government latest to lift bans on uranium

In a boost for the uranium sector, another prohibition is to be lifted.

Peter Ker In a boost for the uranium sector, another prohibition is to be lifted.

Queensland set to overturn ban on uranium mining

Peter Ker AUSTRALIA'S struggling uranium sector has been given a timely boost, with yet another prohibition set to be lifted.

Sundance deal closer

Acquisition of Sundance would give Hanlong exposure to the Mbalam iron ore project in central west Africa.

Peter Ker Suitor Hanlong may have the money to complete its $1.4 billion takeover of the iron ore aspirant.

Week in which minor miners resolved to stay small

IRON ORE

Peter Ker It may well be the week that sorted the wheat from the chaff in Australia's iron ore industry.

More mining jobs lost as companies wage war on costs

A geologist (R) refines an iron ore core sample as a drill rig operates nearby at one of Atlas Iron Limited's prospective mine sites near Port Hedland, about 1,600 km (960 miles) north of Perth, May 27, 2008. Picture taken May 27, 2008.         REUTERS/Tim Wimborne     (AUSTRALIA)

Peter Ker Another 300 jobs to be shed from iron ore industry as Atlas joins in cuts.

More bad news for iron ore miners

Iron ore prices have fallen by about 9 per cent in the past month in response to the Western world's economic woes.

Peter Ker Job cuts, project deferrals and salary reductions have hit the struggling iron ore miners in the mid-west region of WA.

Woodside soars on forecast upgrade

Karratha, Western Australia, mining boom - Woodside's Karratha Gas Plant.  THE AGE . business . 01 DECEMBER 2011 . pic by Aaron Bunch . story by Ruth Williams .

Peter Ker Shares in Woodside Petroleum are rocketing after the company increased its production forecast for this year.

Newcrest digs up less gold

Newcrest's Lihir goldmine PNG

Peter Ker Newcrest has completed another underwhelming quarter, confirming today that four of its six mines produced less gold than in the three months to June.

Kloppers warns miners must cut costs, lift game

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Peter Ker Australia's high-cost, low-productivity economy will become untenable, BHP boss says.

Kloppers sounds productivity alarm

Peter Ker Australia's poor productivity rates will be shown up by the coming era of lower commodity prices, according to BHP Billiton chief executive Marius Kloppers.

Petroleum unit fires up for BHP

BHP plans to fight carbon emissions.

Peter Ker The changing face of BHP Billiton's focus has been reinforced today with a quarterly report that is dominated by the performance of the company's petroleum division.

No worker deal adds to delays at Roy Hill

Gina Rinehart.

Peter Ker FUNDING is not the only part of Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill iron ore project that is progressing slowly, with talks over a foreign worker deal still not fully resolved almost five months after they were...

It's that time of year, as Rio fends off Mongolia's latest deal change

Bill Murray in <i>Groundhog Day</i>.

Peter Ker IN THE 1993 film Groundhog Day, a television weatherman finds himself forced to live the same day over and over until he can break the spell.