Monday 1st May, 2017
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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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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11km conveyor for Bowen Basin

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance will invest $270.5 million to build an 11-kilometre overland conveyor system to transport coal from Peak…
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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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Iron ore stockpiles at Port Hedland. Photo: BHP Billiton

Iron ore slides despite China growth

The price of iron ore has now fallen by more than 30% since its February peak, despite news this week…
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