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Resources sector has a 'massive' economic opportunity - report

Resources sector has a 'massive' economic opportunity - report

Governments should investigate using tax incentives to encourage people to live and work in mining regions, and to encourage businesses to operate there too

  • by Darren Gray

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Rio Tinto opts for $4.4b buyback to return coal sale proceeds
Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto opts for $4.4b buyback to return coal sale proceeds

Global miner Rio Tinto has opted to return $4.4 billion in proceeds from the recent sale of coal assets to shareholders via a share buyback.

  • by Darren Gray
Mining giant BHP warns US-China spat is hurting investment
BHP Billiton

Mining giant BHP warns US-China spat is hurting investment

Mining giant BHP has warned that rising trade tension between the US and China is hurting consumer confidence and business investment.

  • by Darren Gray
BHP boss gets only a modest pay jump despite strong profit result
BHP Billiton

BHP boss gets only a modest pay jump despite strong profit result

The total pay for BHP boss Andrew Mackenzie increased by only $US103,000 in fiscal 2018 despite the miner reporting a hefty profit jump

  • by Darren Gray
Climate experts to crowd WA Parliament to call for fracking ban

Climate experts to crowd WA Parliament to call for fracking ban

The former head of the CSIRO's atmospheric research team and a former premier are among a group of more than 50 experts urging the West Australian government to permanently ban fracking in the state.

  • by AAP
European buyer withdraws $438 million offer for Rio aluminium assets
Rio Tinto

European buyer withdraws $438 million offer for Rio aluminium assets

Global miner Rio Tinto is expected to go back to the market after Norwegian company Hydro pulled out of a $438 million deal to buy Rio’s last aluminium assets in Europe.

  • by Darren Gray
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WA lithium miner heralds commitment to Australia after legal hurdle
Kidman Resources

WA lithium miner heralds commitment to Australia after legal hurdle

Kidman Resources has defended its commitment to Australian lithium as tries to convince the WA Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston to exempt it from spending obligations.

  • by Hamish Hastie
BHP spends big on campaign as companies' reputations on the line
BHP Billiton

BHP spends big on campaign as companies' reputations on the line

BHP is hoping its latest big spending advertising campaign will help buttress its reputation as big corporations' behaviour comes under the spotlight.

  • by Darren Gray
Aussie mining dispute could create headaches for Tesla
Tesla

Aussie mining dispute could create headaches for Tesla

A WA mining lithium project that has a deal to supply Elon Musk's Tesla faces a legal hurdle that may delay production, potentially spurring battery shortages.

  • by Laura Millan Lombrana
Rinehart offers to sweeten bid for Atlas Iron
Gina Rinehart

Rinehart offers to sweeten bid for Atlas Iron

Gina Rinehart has dangled the carrot of a 6 per cent higher offer price for junior miner Atlas Iron.

  • by Darren Gray
'We don't need Palmer's new coal-fired power station', says Qld premier
Clive Palmer

'We don't need Palmer's new coal-fired power station', says Qld premier

Clive Palmer has proposed building a $1.54 billion coal-fired power station in Queensland's Galilee Basin, but the mines department is yet to receive an application.