BHP warned iron ore and coking "supply [would] grow more quickly than demand in the near term".

Iron ore price set to fall heading into 2017

Fortescue Metals has indicated the price of iron ore prices may decline heading into 2017 as the market makes way for additional supplies from Australia and Brazil, even as high cost domestic miners in China continue to close down.

Kingsgate chairman Ross Smyth-Kirk has railed against the claims made against the miner.

Kingsgate shares dive on looming Thai mine shutdown

Shares in Thai gold mine owner Kingsgate Consolidated collapsed Monday when trading resumed after a five month suspension following a government decision to force it to close its mine by the end of the year.

Mine workers with core samples at OceanaGold in Didipio 270 kms north of Manila in the Phillipines.

OceanaGold loses El Salvador damages claim

OceanaGold has lost a long-running legal battle in El Salvador with a panel ruling the government did not have to pay compensation after the miner was denied a concession to drill for gold.

Wayne Swan

Wayne Swan doubles down on BHP tax evasion accusations

Former treasurer Wayne Swan is doubling down down on his allegations that BHP Billiton has been evading taxes for more than a decade and misleading the government about it, repeating his comments in the public sphere after first using parliamentary privilege to go after the mining giant.