Wednesday 22nd Nov, 2017
Pacific National is a subsidiary of Asciano. Photo: Asciano

Investors want answers after ACCC delays Asciano deal

Key shareholders want Asciano to provide an alternative plan in case Brookfield’s proposed takeover is blocked by the government’s competition…
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Sugar is bouncing back from a long-term price low. Photo: Shutterstock

Sugar price rebounds from five-year low

The price of sugar is up nearly 10 US cents a pound so far in October, with experts predicting a…
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Zinc is one commodity highlighted by Wood Mackenzie. Photo: Xstrata

Analyst urges counter-cyclical investment in mining

Market analyst Wood Mackenzie says despite slowing growth in mineral demand, the global mining industry will need to invest more…
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Train on its way to WICET. Photo: Aurizon

Coal, iron ore volumes down for Aurizon

Aurizon has recorded a 3% drop in coal volumes through the first three months of FY2016, with Queensland volumes dipping…
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Pacific National container at Chullora. Photo: Cameron Boggs

ACCC to announce Asciano decision Thursday

Australia’s competition watchdog is due to announce its decision on the controversial takeover proposal of Asciano by Brookfield on Thursday,…
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Cobar copper mine. Photo: CBH Resources

Glencore puts Cobar on the block

Glencore will close one of its Australian zinc operations, and will sell a key Australian copper mine, as part of…
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Iron ore vessel at East Arm Wharf. Photo: Port of Darwin

Darwin Port sold for $506m

The Port of Darwin has been sold on a 99-year lease for just over half a billion dollars, according to…
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GrainCorp shed at the Port of Portland. Photo: David Sexton

GrainCorp shortens payment terms to attract growers

Facing a tough harvest and increasing competition from international players, Australian agribusiness GrainCorp has looked to boost its appeal to…
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Coal. Photo: Shutterstock.

South-East Asia to bolster coal demand: Report

Coal demand from South-East Asia will expand at the fastest rate of all energy sources to 2040, a new report…
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