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Angela Macdonald-Smith 2:20pm Global energy giant Royal Dutch Shell has signalled its keenness to sell down further its stake in Woodside Petroleum has faded with the slide in Woodside's share price since shareholders blocked a selective buyback plan in August.
PETER KER 12:22pm Newcrest Mining chairman Peter Hay says he will consider changes to the gold miner’s remuneration structure, following controversy over the package awarded to new chief executive Sandeep Biswas and other key executives.
PETER KER 3:21pm Close to 45 per cent of shareholders voted against the goldminer's remuneration report.
PETER KER 11:36am The Brazilian miner says it is only a matter of time before loss-making Chinese iron ore is forced out of the market.
MAX MASON 9:36am Analysts at research house Morningstar have become the latest to significantly lower their iron ore forecasts with more pain to come for local miners.
Madeleine Heffernan Resources and media billionaire Kerry Stokes says he's not talking with the government about media ownership laws, but he'll be pleased when a complete package is presented.
PETER KER Cliffs says the market has not appreciated the amount of capital the big miners will need to expand their iron ore exports.
PETER HANNAM Proponents of Australia's largest prospective coal mines say they are undeterred by the decision of two leading US banks not to participate in any funding of a related port expansion in Queensland.
Peter Ker with Michael Koziol The Indian company is shifting from the approvals stage of the project to the construction stage
MICHAEL KOZIOL Whitehaven Coal managing director Paul Flynn has delivered a spirited defence of the coal industry as an economic and environmental good, saying we may be relying on the fossil fuel to tackle climate change.
Jim Snyder Falling oil prices have energised opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline tapping Canada's tar sands.
PETER HANNAM Two more global banking giants have declared they will not participate in funding for the Abbot Point coal port expansion, adding fresh financial doubts for potentially Australia’s biggest coal mines.
PETER KER Spending cuts will follow divestment plans as the miner moves to free-up cash for shareholders.
Peter Ker and Angela MacDonald-Smith BHP Billiton's patience with the most gassy parts of its US shale business appears to be waning, with the company indicating it may soon sell one of the assets it bought during its $US 20 billion ($22.7 billion) buying spree in 2011.
Jenny Wiggins Aurizon chief executive Lance Hockridge has warned the company’s planned expansion into Queensland’s Galilee Basin will not start for several years due to weak thermal coal prices.
Angela Macdonald-Smith and Amanda Saunders Karoon Gas Australia executive chairman Robert Hosking has defiantly rejected any need for rapid change at the oil and gas explorer after successfully fending off a proposed board overhaul and narrowly escaping a “second strike” over remuneration.
Angela Macdonald-Smith Seven Group Holdings' bid to take over Nexus Energy faces a critical test this week.
PETER KER Friends and family of Sir James Balderstone farewelled the legendary businessman.
BHP Billiton boss Andrew Mackenzie says the WA premier's suggestion the company and Rio Tinto are flooding the iron ore market is 'completely wrong'.
Amanda Saunders BHP Billiton chairman Jac Nasser has batted off shareholder criticism that the miner is dragging its feet on capital management, saying that without a strong balance sheet "someone else is determining your destiny".
BHP Billiton bosses have made a strong sales pitch regarding the company's proposed demerger, telling shareholders in London they'd benefit from the next step in the big miner's "evolution".
PETER KER Sam Walsh will continue as chief executive of Rio Tinto beyond the end of 2015 after the company extended his tenure on Thursday.
James Chessell The BHP Billiton board hosted its annual London drinks on Monday evening at Carlton House Terrace, which is occupied by the Royal Society.
Tess Ingram Boart Longyear has confirmed that private equity and distressed debt firm Centerbridge Partners will take control of the fiscally challenged driller in a deal worth over $US300 million ($342 million).
Angela Macdonald-Smith Woodside Petroleum's nascent ambitions to develop a $C15 billion ($15.14 billion) liquefied natural gas venture in western Canada have received a boost after British Columbia halved a proposed tax on gas export projects – but the same move could hinder its plans for the Browse floating project off Western Australia.
From female-only leadership training at Canada's Goldcorp to scholarships offered by South Africa's Lonmin, the world's third-largest platinum producer, mining companies are implementing initiatives aimed at guiding women into senior roles.
PETER KER The chances of a corporate partnership between the newly enlarged BC Iron and Baosteel have improved, after the Chinese steel giant poached Kerry Stokes' top iron ore man this week.
Angela Macdonald-Smith BHP Billiton has seen a huge 49 per cent surge in production of oil and gas liquids from its US shale operations, reflecting the wider rapid increase in liquids output across the country this year that has been a major contributor to the weakening in global crude oil prices.
PETER KER BHP Billiton continues to squeeze weaker rivals in the bulk commodities space, with production numbers for the September quarter showing the iron ore and coking coal divisions performed as good, if not better than hoped.
PETER KER Debt and spending requirements put Newcrest in a tough position, analysts say