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Mining & Resources
Tess Ingram 8:00 PM Independence Group boss Peter Bradford has conceded some of the miner's investors have voiced concerns about how much it has agreed to pay for nickel hopeful Sirius Resources, after news of the deal initiated a slump in the miner's share price this week.
Stephen Cauchi 4:04 PM The forecast price of coal – one of Australia's biggest mineral exports – has been slashed by CitiGroup, which expects it to face stiff headwinds in the coming years.
Simon Evans 2:38 PM The boss of laboratory testing and mining services group ALS says in hindsight, his timing was way off in the $580 million purchase of oil and gas specialist Reservoir Group in 2013. ALS has tumbled to a big loss on a $291 million write-down after paying too much for Reservoir at a time when oil prices were booming.
Saleha Mohsin and Mikael Holter 9:59 AM Norway's parliament reached an agreement to ban the country's $US890 billion ($1.15 trillion) sovereign wealth from investing in companies that base at least 30 per cent of their business on coal or revenue from the fuel.
Perry Williams 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.