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Mining & Resources
Perry Williams 8:27 PM Fortescue Metals Group is under pressure to line up an equity investment from China because its high production costs and looming debt repayments will become an increasing burden as steel demand slackens later this decade, according to an influential Chinese government official.
Amanda Saunders 6:32 PM Glencore chief Ivan Glasenberg is making good on his promise to slash Australian coal output by 15 per cent this year as part of a superior "market management" pitch against his iron ore rivals, with the axe to fall on 2 million tonnes of planned production and about a quarter of the workforce at loss-making Queensland coal mine Collinsville.
Tess Ingram 4:27 PM Within a decade BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto could together produce more than 900 million tonnes of iron ore which will meet about 70 per cent of demand for seaborne iron ore, according to analysis from Citi.
David Stringer 4:09 PM Australia, one of the engine rooms of the decade-long global commodity boom, is forecasting a staggering 90 percent plunge in spending on projects, calling time on its biggest resources bonanza since the 1850s gold rush.
Benjamin Purvis and David Stringer 10:07 AM BHP Billiton's strategy of focusing on its most profitable operations has got no love in the bond market as the less diversified company is seen as more vulnerable to a global resources rout.
James Thomson 9:33 AM A crash in the iron ore price and the sale of her main media assets has not stopped billionaire Gina Rinehart grabbing a spot on Forbes Magazine's list of the world's most powerful women.
Tim Loh 8:19 AM US coal stocks were among the biggest losers in New York after the protracted slump in demand for the fossil fuel led to a rash of layoffs last week.
Peter Ker Fortescue shares rose sharply on the back of reports it had discussed a recapitalisation with Chinese steel giants Baosteel and Citic
Peter Ker Former energy minister Theo Theophanous is working as a political advisor to an oil and gas company that wants onshore gas drilling allowed in Victoria.
Chinese-linked companies have applied to the Foreign Investment Review Board seeking permission for an investment involving Fortescue Metals Group.
Brian Robins A little over 20 years after selling two gold deposits for $123 million, the worth of the British-born mining engineer Mark Creasy rose $630 million Monday.
Peter Ker The acquisition of Barrick's Cowal mine is expected to make Evolution the second-largest gold producer on the ASX.
Kate McClymont Moses Obeid and his brother Paul, along with prominent businessman John McGuigan, his son James and investment banker Richard Poole are being prosecuted for allegedly rigging the bid for a tender of coal exploration licences in the Bylong Valley, near Mudgee.
Peter Hannam Solar energy is the most popular source of electricity in Australia with more than three times the backing of coal-fired or nuclear power, a survey by Ipsos has found.
Peter Ker and Jake Mitchell Base Metals miner Independence has paid $1.8 billion for the nickel assets of Sirius Resources
Angela Macdonald-Smith Origin Energy is set to enjoy some relief to its stretched balance sheet after its majority owned New Zealand subsidiary Contact Energy declared it would return $NZ367 million to shareholders after failing to find suitable growth opportunities in renewable energy.
Tara Patel and Fabio Benedetti-Valentini France's largest insurer will scrap holdings in coal companies because of concerns about climate change, broadening support for the fossil-fuel divestment movement to a major mainstream investor.
Jessica Gardner Andrew Forrest's Fortescue Metals Group has refused to comment on whether it is a primary target of foreign buyers said to be eyeing Australian iron ore miners.
Peter Ker The Chinese company behind the $1.4 billion takeover of PanAust Limited is set to move quickly on the copper miner's prize asset, with a preliminary funding deal for the Frieda River project set to be announced as early as Monday.
Peter Ker The once mighty Minerals Council of Australia has cut membership fees for cash-starved miners twice in past 18 months, in moves that are exacerbating a sharp revenue slide at the traditionally powerful lobby group
Asjylyn Loder Millions of barrels of untapped oil that US shale drillers discovered during the boom years are about to disappear - at least from their papers.
Peter Ker and Ky Chow Accepting defeat does not come easily to Andrew Forrest, nor Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao.