Monday 18th Jun, 2018
Atlas has worked out better deals with its contractors. Photo: James Lauritz.

Rinehart joins battle for Atlas Iron

Australia’s richest woman, Gina Rinehart, has joined the battle to take over Atlas Iron, a race which already includes Mineral…
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Grain. Photo: Ingram Publishing

Farmer confidence drops amid drought

Rabobank says heightened concerns over drought conditions have driven farmer confidence to a five-year low, with 75% of farmers now…
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Money. Photo: Jim Wilson

Shareholders stifle Eramet’s MDL bid

A bid by French miner Eramet to acquire its ASX-listed business partner Mineral Deposits Limited has been further challenged by…
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Aurizon is feeling the force of struggling coal and iron ore markets. Photo: RailGallery

Anglo boss slams “unacceptable” Aurizon cuts

The new chief executive of Anglo American’s met coal business has criticised rail operator Aurizon for cutting capacity by changing…
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New CFO for Rio

Former Maersk executive Jakob Stausholm will be Rio Tinto’s next chief financial officer, with Chris Lynch set to step down…
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Pilbara Minerals commissions lithium concentrator

Lithium developer Pilbara Minerals has commissioned the concentrator at its flagship Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia. The junior miner…
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A nickel ore ship at Townsville, where (inset) Clive Palmer's Yabulu refinery processes it. Photo: Chris Mackey / Southern Cross Maritime. (Inset: Creative Commons / Benjamin J Macdonald)

Palmer says Queensland Nickel ready to re-open

Queensland businessman Clive Palmer says he has approved plans to re-open the Queensland Nickel refinery in Townsville, despite its collapse…
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Australian miners think Chinese coal testing is unfair. Photo: Shutterstock

Greenfield expansions “bellwether” for confidence: QRC

The Queensland Resources Council has noted a strong increase in investment in greenfield exploration across the state. QRC boss Ian…
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Cement rocks. Photo: Honeywell

‘Lagging’ infrastructure spending jeopardising future prosperity: Richardson

Leading Australian economist Chris Richardson has claimed a “disappointingly patchy” and “opportunistic” pattern of infrastructure spending is dangerously hampering the…
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