Wednesday 28th Jun, 2017

Pain in iron ore as price bounce ends

Australia’s iron ore miners have taken a hammering on the stock market, as the commodity’s market price returned to near-record…
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Miners not happy with ‘retrograde’ NSW changes

NSW coal miners are up in arms over the state government’s recent moves to toughen up the approval process for…
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Asciano deal triggers privatisation talks

The chairmen of Australia’s two biggest container ports have both gone on record this week, suggesting Brookfield’s $9bn bid for…
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Isaac Plains Maintenance Improvements. Image: Ausenco

Spanish firm strikes deal with Ausenco

Brisbane-based engineer Ausenco has announced a strategic alliance with Spanish multinational construction firm Duro Felguera, with the two companies looking…
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BHP’s erstwhile potash prey becomes predator

As BHP Billiton re-jigs management responsibility for its Jansen potash project in Canada, arch competitor Potash Corp of Canada is…
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Builder of Xstrata eyes Rio’s Hunter coal assets

Mick Davis, who grew Xstrata from a $500m stripling in 2001 to a $46bn behemoth by 2013, is looking to…
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Port Hedland housing dead

Mortgage re-possessions are in full swing in Port Hedland as the mining boom moves from the construction to production phases….
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Peabody assets on the block in Australia

It’s been a rough old trot for Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private-sector coal company, with its share price falling…
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