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Mining & Resources
Peter Ker 6:14 PM Industrial trouble is looming at South32's coal mines in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, as lengthy negotiations over new workplace agreements come to a head.
Tess Ingram 5:00 PM Sirius Resources' largest shareholder Mark Creasy says the nickel developer remains 'very happy' with the takeover bid from Independence Group.
2:18 PM Fortescue Metals Group boss Nev Power has pulled out of the annual Diggers and Dealers mining conference in Kalgoorlie.
Tess Ingram 11:29 AM Independence Group chief executive Peter Bradford has tried to quell fears the miner could lose its hold over Sirius Resources after a sustained share price slide undermined the value of the cash-and-scrip offer.
Megan Durisin 9:27 AM The value of exchange-traded products tracking gold slumped $US6 billion last month, the most since September.
Bloomberg News 3:01 AM Trading of iron ore derivatives on China's Dalian Commodity Exchange advanced to a record last month amid increased volatility.
Julie-anne Sprague 6:24 PM The Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union says it is likely highly paid workers will walk off the job at Chevron's Gorgon project as part of its push to gain the industry's most attractive work rosters.
Tess Ingram Rio Tinto has used its first presentation at the Diggers and Dealers conference in eight years to call for collaboration in exploration in order to find the next major mineral discovery in Australia.
Sean Nicholls 12:15 AM A proposal by planning minister Rob Stokes to dump laws which make the economic benefit of a mining application the "principal consideration" when it is assessed has been met with overwhelming community support. But the mining industry is warning the move will jeopardise jobs and investment in NSW and undermine business confidence.
Tess Ingram The steady fall in commodities and a string of M&A deals targeting Australia has some poised to punt on a resurgence ahead of the annual Diggers and Dealers conference.
Tess Ingram Atlas Iron is hoping the Australian dollar's fresh lows could buy the junior iron ore miner some breathing room on its costs, as it targets breaking even at a headline price of $US50 a tonne by the end of 2015.
Joe Deaux One of the last bull markets in commodities is over with zinc finally succumbing to China's slowing demand.
Peter Ker Is this the year shareholders fall out of love with BHP and Rio over dividends?
Michael West It seems Adani and Shenhua are determined to do things the hard way.
Peter Hannam BHP Billiton got approval from the NSW government for what is believed to be the most aggressive coal mine ever attempted beneath the Special Areas at the core of Sydney's water catchment without an accompanying groundwater impact study.
Peter Ker OceanaGold believes it can form the world's lowest-cost gold producer if shareholders of Romarco Minerals agree to its $C856 million takeover offer announced overnight.
Peter Ker Barrick sells stake in Zaldivar copper mine to Chilean miner Antofagasta.
Tim Loh and Mario Parker As coal king Alpha Natural Resources prepares for bankruptcy, an uncomfortable reality is setting in. More mines are going to have to die for the rest to survive.
Perry Williams Sumitomo Corporation, the Japanese conglomerate, thought it had spotted a bargain but four years later its $430 million offer to buy Aquila Resource's 50 per cent stake in a Bowen Basin coal mine looks a bit overdone.
Rakteem Katakey Royal Dutch Shell said it's preparing for a "prolonged downturn" by cutting thousands of jobs and slashing billions of dollars in investments over the next two years.
Peter Ker BlackRock's mining boss Evy Hambro says miners will have ''tough decisions'' to make in coming months as market conditions remain weak
Jasmine Ng and James Paton Iron ore's rally into a bull market isn't expected to last long as global supplies remain high and demand weak.
Peter Ker and Tess Ingram Australia's gold sector could be set for more mergers and acquisitions activity, with OceanaGold going into a trading halt on Thursday.
Jasmine Ng Iron ore has advanced for a third day, taking gains to 25 per cent from a six-year low even as bad news for businesses linked to the sector continues to flow.
Rajesh Kumar Singh and Anindya Upadhyay A weak link lurks in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's push for an unprecedented $US200 billion ($275 billion) expansion of clean energy: cash-starved state electricity distributors.