Friday 1st Jul, 2022
Vale Brazil iron ore carrier. Photo: Vale

Vale’s cost cut welcomed by FMG

Brazilian miner Vale’s decision to cut 30mt of high-cost production has been welcomed by Australian producer Fortescue Metals Group, but…
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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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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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Engineering sector responds to downturn with job cuts

Reports of job cuts at several engineering firms are thought to suggest the downturn in key sectors is being compounded…
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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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Asciano fields takeover bid

Patrick ports and Pacific National rail haul parent Asciano has confirmed press rumours of a takeover bid. The Australian Financial…
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