A Brazilian tribunal ratified an agreement between the Samarco iron ore mine and federal and state governments over compensation for a tailings dam spill in November.
Copper fell to its lowest in nearly three weeks as the stronger US dollar weighed on prices, with a slide below key technical support.
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Bond investors are reeling after prosecutors in Brazil unexpectedly filed a $US44 billion civil suit against Vale and Samarco Mineracao.
Iron ore has taken a one-two punch as China's moves to cool frenzied speculation in raw material futures.
Rio Tinto warns that iron ore futures trading is a "wildcard" for the commodity price.
Iron ore's exceptionally volatile price journey continues, with Australia's largest mineral export losing 5.2 per cent to $US60.09 per tonne overnight.
Mining giant says it has no plans to expand its local iron ore production beyond 360 million tonnes and has defended plans to build a copper mine on Nnative American lands
Fortescue Metals Group expects the iron ore price to steady as the Chinese government moves to curb market speculation with a new set of regulatory rules.
Shares in BHP are sinking fast following signs the Samarco disaster may cost more than first thought.
BHP Billiton, Vale and their Samarco joint venture in Brazil face a new $58 billion civil suit over last year's deadly mine disaster.
Iron ore futures in Asia tumbled as rising port inventories in China hurt prices that have been propelled higher by an improved economic outlook.
Copper fell as funds took profits and manufacturing data from China undermined confidence.
Arrium's creditors will next meet at the end of February 2017 after administrators from KordaMentha won a long extension.
Wesfarmers' struggling resources business is set to lose its managing director Stewart Butel as the division continues to weigh on the conglomerate.
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Wesfarmers has announced the retirement of Stewart Butel, who has headed its resources division for 10 years.
Green group to allege minister acted unlawfully in approving mine.
Gold rose to a fresh 15-month peak above $US1300 an ounce in holiday-thinned trade as an early retreat in the US dollar drove prices higher.
Trucks, tools and containers among items up for grabs at auction.
Prosecutors are trying to prevent the restart of Vale and BHP Billiton's stalled iron-ore venture until the mine proves it isn't continuing to pollute waterways.
Metal producers whose debt soared as prices collapsed have a chance to pay some back by tapping equity markets, but only if they act fast.
Aluminium hit a nine-month peak on Friday as speculators pushed prices higher thanks to a weaker dollar, but analysts were wary about a possible retreat.
Iron ore's surprise rally may be a thing of the past in just three months, according to Brazil's Itau Unibanco Holding.
Brazilian miner Vale has poured cold water on speculation it will soon buy 15 per cent of Fortescue Metals Group.
Rio Tinto will offer a $100 million loan to Kakadu uranium miner ERA in a bid to ensure it can complete its rehabilitation obligations near the world heritage site.
Iron ore retreated for a fourth day after commodity exchanges in China intensified a crackdown on speculative trading in raw materials.
Vale had its first profit in three quarters as the best-performing major iron-ore miner this year cut costs and prices rebounded.
Independence Group may have sold its stake in Gold Road Resources but this is not indicative of a change in its growth strategy.
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