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Woodside Petroleum's net profit was up sharply on the performance in 2015 and broadly in line with analyst forecasts.

Woodside raises payout on profit surge

The rebound in oil - and gas - prices helped to propel Woodside Energy's earnings higher in 2016 as it looks to higher output in the year ahead to maintain the growth momentum.

Electorally, Clive Palmer's PUP is a shadow of its former self.

Palmer sues PM, Senator Cash for $10m each

Clive Palmer is suing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Employment Minister Michaelia Cash for $10 million each over allegedly defamatory comments they made about the demise of Queensland Nickel.

Strong credit expansion has "remarkably bullish" implications for the nation's metals-intensive industries as ...

Goldman bullish on metals

A rerun of China's massive stimulus during the financial crisis is set to offer another boost to global metals prices.

China is considering reinstating coal output restrictions to avoid the return of a glut after easing limits during winter.

China coal curbs could return

China is considering reinstating coal output restrictions to avoid the return of a glut after easing limits during winter.

Clive Palmer: "Malcolm Turnbull will have his day in court to tell the Australian people what really happened."

Palmer says he's taking PM to court

Clive Palmer says he has formally launched legal proceedings against Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, through which people will find out "what really happened" in the collapse of Queensland Nickel.

Helping to nudge the iron ore price higher was a new round of speculation China will close more of its heavily polluting ...

Day traders? Taxi drivers? Iron ore making little sense

Day traders in China? Taxi drivers in Dalian? Take your pick, but either way the sustained surge in the iron ore price has caught the smart money by surprise while giving a second wind to a group of second tier iron ore miners which have been struggling with busted balance sheets and bloated costs to stay afloat.