Friday 20th Apr, 2018
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 battle sticking with CITIC

Chinese miner CITIC has said its ongoing royalty battle with Clive Palmer continues to threaten the viability of its Sino…
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China fires back with 128 tariffs on US products

China’s ambassador to Washington has said the country will not hesitate to react to further tariffs placed on Chinese goods…
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Ivan Price, chairman of Kockums Bulk Systems. Ivan will chart Kockums’ journey from formation to acquisition by Premier Tech in the May/June print edition of Australian Bulk Handling Review.

Premier Tech buys Kockums

One of the most venerable names in Australian pneumatic conveying and powder handling, Kockums Bulk Systems (KBS), is being acquired…
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Donald Trump. Photo: Creative Commons / Gage Skidmore

Trump’s 51% Simcoa tariff overturned

The top United States trade tribunal has blocked an attempt by the Trump Administration to slap WA silicon producer Simcoa…
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Australian miners think Chinese coal testing is unfair. Photo: Shutterstock

Rio completes coal exit with Kestrel sale

Rio Tinto will sell its majority stake in the Kestrel underground coal mine in Queensland for US$2.25 billion. The mining…
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Fortescue accepts wider gap for lower-grade ores

After denying a structural shift towards a larger discount on lower-grade iron ore in the global steelmaking market for almost…
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Coal ships loading at Newcastle. Photo: Southern Cross Maritime

Glencore wins case over Newcastle port regulation

Mining giant Glencore has successfully had the ACCC installed to regulate port fees at Newcastle, after the port’s private operator…
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MUA members voting for a merger with the CFMEU. Photo: MUA

Employers ask Fair Work to reconsider mega-union

Employer groups are hoping an appeal can break up the newly-formed Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union, after the…
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