Peter Ker

Peter Ker


BC Iron ramps up dividend

Peter Ker The trend for better than expected dividends in the resource sector has continued.


BC Iron caps big year with generous pay-out

Truck in the pilbara.

Peter Ker Shareholders in Pilbara junior BC Iron have been rewarded again, following another strong year for the iron ore exporter.


BHP to trim debt before special return

Mining giant BHP Billiton.

Peter Ker BHP Billiton could be several years away from treating shareholders to a special round of returns.


Mackenzie rival leaves in BHP executive shake-up

BHP Billiton

Peter Ker The man Andrew Mackenzie beat to become chief executive of BHP Billiton will leave the company at the end of this week, as the resources giant continues to reshape its executive ranks.


Hurdle set low for big bonuses at BHP

Andrew MacKenzie.

Peter Ker BHP Billiton's top brass have been awarded millions of dollars worth of long-term incentives.


BHP cuts Mackenzie's bonus by 35%

Andrew Mackenzie

Peter Ker BHP said long-term bonus pay-outs to its chief executive and management committee will be cut by 35 per cent after shareholder returns fell.

Iron ore

Twiggy Forrest's big pay day

Andrew Forrest

Peter Ker The mining magnate will be paid a dividend of more than $102 million after Fortescue Metals beat profit forecasts.

Twiggy's big pay day

CEO Andrew Forrest.

Peter Ker Mining magnate Andrew ''Twiggy'' Forrest will be paid a dividend of more than $102 million.


Forrest pockets $102m Fortescue dividend


Peter Ker Andrew ''Twiggy" Forrest will be rewarded richly after his flagship company exceeded expectations for both profits and dividend flows.


Atlas in red despite revenue surge

Iron ore

Peter Ker Atlas investors punish the stock, despite receiving a 3 cent dividend based on strong cashflows being generated.


Arrium revives steel hopes

Steel works

Peter Ker Arrium has proved itself to be the sunny side of the Australian steel sector.


BHP to push ahead with potash plan

Pile of potash.

Peter Ker The miner has defied shareholder pressure by announcing a $US2.6 billion expansion of its fertiliser business.

BHP ups dividend despite profit slump

BHP logo.

Peter Ker Mining giant BHP’s profit has fallen by 30 per cent to $12.03 billion - that's still $22,831 every minute.


$1b charge weighs on Arrium


Peter Ker Iron ore and steel producer Arrium has sunk to a net loss due to high impairments and restructuring costs.


BlackRock cools on iron ore outlook

Iron Ore Mine

Peter Ker The world's biggest mining investor shows where it believes the iron ore price is headed.


BlackRock sells down iron ore miners

iron ore

Peter Ker The world's biggest mining investor has given a clear signal as to where it believes the iron ore price is headed, selling off a healthy portion of its iron ore exposure in recent days.


Fortescue eases debt on $1b Taiwan deal


Peter Ker Fortescue welcomes Taiwan's Formosa Plastics Group into a partnership with the ''FMG Iron Bridge''


BHP faces nervous wait over inquiry


Peter Ker BHP Billiton could face ''enforcement actions'' over a long-running corruption inquiry.


Fortescue inks joint venture with Formosa

Iron ore

Peter Ker Fortescue's stalled joint venture with Baosteel has been energised by a $1.1 billion investment by a Taiwanese plastic and steel company.


BHP facing sanctions over gifts to secure favour


Peter Ker BHP Billiton has been told it could face "enforcement actions" over a long running corruption inquiry by American regulators.