Saturday 29th Apr, 2017
Laing O'Rourke works across a number of Australian sectors including rail. It worked on BHP's RGP5 Railway in the Pilbara, pictured here. Photo: Laing O'Rourke

Goldman Sachs downgrades BHP

Investment bank Goldman Sachs has cut its rating on BHP shares, due to the global downturn in commodity prices. Goldman…
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Alcoa produces light metals, including alumina and aluminium.

China cutback good for aluminium players

A reduction in Chinese production should be a win for aluminium producers in other countries, major US producer Alcoa has…
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Canberra-backed gas pipeline slammed by WA minister

Western Australian mining minister Bill Johnston has reportedly dismissed the idea of a gas pipeline linking the state to the…
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South32's Worsley alumina refinery. Photo: South32

Institute questions geologist role on visa list

The Australian Institute of Geoscientists has questioned whether the role of geologist should be on the new list of eligible…
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BHP cuts copper, coal targets

A quarterly report from BHP Billiton has lowered the mining giant’s production targets for copper and coking coal because of…
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Man killed in cheese pallet collapse: Reports

A 32-year-old Irishman was killed after roughly 40 tonnes of cheese pallets fell from shelves at a Finglas business park…
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AIG calls on PM for more gas help

The Australian Industry Group has called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to do more to help local gas buyers with…
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Malcolm Turnbull. Photo: Creative Commons / Ash Carter

Turnbull’s 457 change should limit ‘political point scoring’

The Australian Mines and Metals Association says Malcolm Turnbull’s changes to rules around foreign workers should mean the contributions of…
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South32 abandons coal buy amid ACCC concerns

BHP Billiton spin-off South32 has cancelled its US$200 million acquisition of Peabody’s Metropolitan Colliery in the Illawarra, after the competition…
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