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Mining & Resources
Jasmine Ng 8:20 AM 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 5:41 AM 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.
Javier Blas and David Wethe 1:09 AM Cost cuts, falling prices, job losses - it's very hard times in oil.
Tess Ingram 5:54 PM Independence Group has secured a $550 million finance facility to fund its proposed acquisition of Sirius Resources and the development of the Nova nickel mine in Western Australia.
Mathew Dunckley and Peter Ker 4:19 PM BHP Billiton's move to shift its treasury functions breaches the 'spirit' of the conditions the federal government applied when the mining giant was born as part of a merger in 2001.
Simon Evans 3:56 PM Programmed Maintenance faces one-off costs of $11 million from merging with Skilled Group if the $750 million transaction is approved, but expects to generate ongoing synergies of $20 million-plus.
Stanley Reed and Clifford Krauss The fall in oil prices didn't help either, coming on top of the oil giant's $25 billion deal to settle damage claims for its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Agnieszka de Sousa and Debarati Roy The pain rippling through the copper market isn't yet threatening profits for most miners, and that could mean more tears for bullish investors.
Tim Loh Peabody Energy, the largest US coal producer, reduced its forecast for coal sales, suspended its quarterly dividend and raised the prospect of a 1-for-20 reverse stock split amid a sustained slump in coal prices.
Renewable energy is an easier, quicker and cheaper method than burning coal to help lift people out of poverty through access to power, a new report says.
Goldman Sachs says iron ore is likely to give up recent gains this half as low-cost supplies expand.
Angela Macdonald-Smith Australia's struggling coal miners need to brace for several more years of low prices before the current glut in supply is absorbed, with the risk things get worse before they get better as China may impose even tougher import restrictions, according to consultancy Wood Mackenzie.
Peter Hannam Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has been accused of crying "crocodile tears" over the approval of the giant Shenhua coal project planned for the Liverpool Plains, after department officials revealed he failed to seek detailed information or make any formal comments opposing the open-cut mine.
Angela Macdonald-Smith Whitehaven Coal chief executive Paul Flynn has criticised the judiciary for letting illegal protesters off with 'no more than a whipping with a feather'.
Tess Ingram Gina Rinehart's $US10 billion Roy Hill project has received its 10th prohibition notice from the West Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum in just over a year after another safety incident involving a crane.
Peter Ker The Indian gold baron who paid $274 million for one of the world's largest gold refineries on Monday insists that an Australian acquisition is next on his agenda.
Nicole Hasham Labor has described Prime Minister Tony Abbott as "the most unscientific" leader in Australia's recent history after he claimed the party's ambitious renewable energy goal would cost consumers $60 billion.
Peter Ker Fortescue Metals' Nev Power has praised a plan by the miner's bitter rival BHP Billiton to introduce a second tugboat player in Port Hedland.
Alana Wise Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has called on Sunday for a dramatic national shift to energy sources such as solar and wind, setting a new goal.
Tess Ingram Northern Star Resources' aggressive exploration spend has set it up well to focus on organic growth in its "next chapter".
Peter Ker Gold major Newmont says its Tanami expansion in the Northern Territory will be viable even if gold prices continue to slide.
Tess Ingram The mining industry is at risk of being damaged by political point scoring which could deter foreign investment and spark a regional recession in New South Wales, Yancoal Australia chief executive Reinhold Schmidt has warned.