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Mining & Resources
Bloomberg News 5:15 AM China plans to chop as much as 17 per cent its coal production capacity to cut overcapacity and use cleaner energy sources amid sliding demand for the fuel.
Jasmine Ng 5:02 AM Iron ore, dogged for years by rising supply and soggy demand, went on a tear ahead of China's Lunar New Year break.
Tess Ingram Whitehaven Coal has delivered on its promise to return to profit in the first half of the financial year despite challenging conditions in the coal sector.
The mining giant can defend its credit rating by scrapping its controversial progressive dividend policy, ratings agency Standard & Poor's says.
Tracy Alloway Markets are in a well-oiled "death spiral," analysts at Citigroup say.
The gyrations in mining stocks after the US dollar declined and commodity prices rose has some seeing recovery. That talk comes too early.
Jasmine Ng Iron ore shipments from Port Hedland declined in January after loadings were disrupted by bad weather.
Amanda Saunders Growing financial stress in the mining sector will trigger an increase this year in divestments, spin-offs, joint ventures and possibly hostile takeover bids, while restructuring will drive M&A.
Unconfirmed reports claim that Adani may not invest further cash into the Carmichael project until coal prices improve.
Jenny Wiggins Downer EDI chief executive Grant Fenn has revealed Ferrovial target Broadspectrum owns assets that would be a "great" fit with the engineering contractor.
Anna Edgerton and Carla Simoes BHP Billiton and its partners are expected to "shake hands" this week with Brazil on an agreement to pay for damages from a tailings dam burst.
David Stringer and Jasmine Ng Iron ore prices may face additional pressure as China steps up efforts to cut back local steel capacity, according to Goldman Sachs.
Amy Remeikis International investors may be one answer to Queensland Nickel's current woes, Treasurer Curtis Pitt said, as Clive Palmer flagged another 10 per cent of the refinery's workforce may lose their jobs.
Wayne Cole As iron prices slide, the nation's trade deficit blew out to a record $32.7 billion last year.
Luzi Ann Javier Mining shares retreated for a second straight day, triggered by BHP Billiton's credit rating downgrade.
Jasmine Ng Steel production in China will extend declines this year as the country's top leadership has endorsed a concerted push to cut overcapacity.
Rakteem Katakey BP reported a 91 per cent decline in fourth-quarter earnings after average crude oil prices dropped to the lowest in more than a decade.
Masumi Suga, Stephen Stapczynski and Ichiro Suzuki The value of stakes in the Browse LNG export terminal and the Roy Hill iron ore mine held by Japanese firms may be lowered this week.
Lyubov Pronina and Srinivasan Sivabalan A depreciation of 1 per cent in the Chinese yuan leads to a decline of 0.6 per cent in commodity prices, according to Bank of America.
Jesse Riseborough BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company, had its credit rating cut at Standard & Poor's.
Copper slipped on news China's manufacturing sector shrank at the fastest in more than three years, reinforcing fears of weaker demand.