Friday 17th Aug, 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)

Long-term losses challenge Queensland Nickel recovery

Any party looking to revive Clive Palmer’s embattled refinery business Queensland Nickel will have to eat cash losses until at…
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Rumoured figure for Arrium grinding business lower than expected

The offer being reportedly mulled by Australian mining and consumables business Arrium is not significant enough to solve the company’s…
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Rio Tinto train - Photo Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto could cut dividend

A week after it was suggested BHP Billiton may change its policy of maintaining high dividends despite a slumping market,…
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Sugar exports to the US are set to go up. Photo: Shutterstock

Robb faces criticism over Queensland sugar regulation

Australian trade minister Andrew Robb has reportedly faced criticism during a visit to Singapore over the passage of legislation through…
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Frustrated Brookfield preparing all-cash bid

Brookfield looks to be readying a higher, all-cash offer for Australian port and rail firm Asciano, after takeover rival Qube…
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Iron ore stockpiles at Port Hedland. Photo: BHP Billiton

BHP credit rating slips, dividends threatened

US agency Standard & Poor’s has downgraded BHP Billiton’s credit rating this week, warning the mining giant it could slip…
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Black-throated finch. Photo: Creative Commons / Chris Williamson

Adani mine reapproved after Land Court recommendations

The Queensland Government has added nine conditions to the environmental approval of Adani’s proposed Carmichael mega-mine, after its initial approval…
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Nathan Tinkler says Australia is still in a good position in the coal sector, relative to its competition. Photo: WICET

Tinkler gets money for Anglo mine bid

Nathan Tinkler’s Australian Pacific Coal (APC) has raised the capital it needs to acquire an 83.33% share in the Dartbrook…
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BHP Billiton Nickel West. Photo: BHP Billiton

Slowdown means more imports for BHP Nickel West

BHP’s Nickel West business will lift nickel concentrate imports after a series of local mine closures led to an even…
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