Wednesday 18th Jul, 2018
Freight rail regulation. Photo: Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator

Union boss wants ACCC to watch freight rail

The Rail Tram and Bus Union says it will approve of Brookfield’s takeover of Asciano if the Australian Competition and…
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Frydenberg on the Bolt Report. Photo: Channel Ten

Mining minister Frydenberg: Coal here to stay

WATCH: New minister for resources, energy and Northern Australia Josh Frydenberg has assuaged concerns that the new Turnbull Government could…
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Alcoa produces light metals, including alumina and aluminium.

Alcoa announces split amid aluminium price drop

US-based lightweight metals producer Alcoa will split into two distinct companies, after its board of directors approved a plan to…
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Coal. Photo: Shutterstock

Rio sells stake in Bengalla mine

Rio Tinto has sold its 40% interest in the Bengalla coal joint venture in the Hunter Valley to New Hope…
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Aumund arched plate conveyors replace coal feeders at RWE power plant in Germany (photo Aumund).

Arched plate conveyors replace 16 coal feeders at German plant

Bulk handling specialist Aumund says it helped the performance of utility giant RWE’s Neurath power plant by replacing 16 coal…
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Malcolm Turnbull. Inset: Ian Macfarlane. Inset: Josh Frydenberg. Photo: Veni Markovski / Creative Commons / Inset: Josh Frydenberg. Inset: Danimations / Creative Commons

Macfarlane out, Frydenberg in as mining minister

The resources sector has endorsed the introduction of Kooyong MP Josh Frydenberg as minister for resources, energy and Northern Australia,…
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Brookfield wooing Asciano credit Shutterstock

Brookfield wooing Asciano shareholders

Bermuda-based group Brookfield is holding a series of briefings this week, looking to win over the voting shareholders of Australian…
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Copper has slumped in price.

Despite soft copper market, EMR picks up closed Qld mine

A private equity firm backed by former mining heavy-hitter Owen Hegarty has acquired the mothballed Mt Gordon copper mine. Despite…
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