Monday 19th Feb, 2018
Escondida copper mine. Photo: Rio Tinto

BHP to write-off $300m in Chilean conveyors

A major expansion at BHP’s Escondida copper mine in Chile has made redundant roughly $300 million in conveyor equipment, value…
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Bauxite in Queensland. Photo: Rio Tinto

Rio nearing major bulk handling contracts for Amrun

Rio is reportedly developing its $2.4 billion Amrun bauxite project near Weipa with the potential to more than double in…
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Sanjeev Gupta. Photo: Liberty House

Two iron ore mines, electric car plant on horizon for Gupta

British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta has continued to blaze a trail in South Australia, with plans announced for two new iron…
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Lithium. Photo: Albemarle

Big lithium deal hurts juniors’ prospects

The Chilean Government’s expansion approval for one of the world’s largest lithium miners has damaged the prospects of Australia’s flock…
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Photo: Rio Tinto

Rio AutoHaul gaining steam

Rio Tinto is set to be running its full 200-locomotive Pilbara train fleet without drivers by the end of 2018,…
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Photo: Malcolm Turnbull

PMs agree to grow Japan-Aus coal and gas collaboration

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull have discussed continued cooperation between the two nations on…
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Photo: Interflour

Interflour boss to depart

Greg Harvey has resigned as CEO of Interflour, the Singapore-based joint venture between Australian grain handler CBH and Indonesian billionaire…
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CBH Grain train. Photo: YouTube / CBH Group

Bumper crop translates to balance sheet for CBH

Grain co-operative CBH returned a record rebate to its growers in the 2016/17 harvest, on its way to a record…
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MUA banners. Photo: Jim Wilson

Merged CFMEU-MUA union would be ‘too big’ to deal with, mining body says

The proposed merger of two of Australia’s biggest unions would create a $150 million super union ‘too big’ to be…
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