Mining Sector Braces for More Job Losses
The West Australian iron ore sector is bracing for more job cuts and potential mine closures, and Chinese investors are weighing up buying opportunities.
BHP Pitches Demerger Plan
BHP Billiton chairman Jac Nasser has talked up the benefits of a multi-billion dollar plan to spin off some of the mining giant's less profitable assets.
Barnett Backs Away from BHP, Rio Attack
The West Australian premier has downplayed his verbal attack on BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, claiming he never suggested the two mining giants were colluding.
Goldcorp Says Output to Decline After 2015
The head of global miner Goldcorp has predicted a "peak gold" scenario next year in which gold output will start to decline.
BHP Aims to Reduce Costs and Increase Productivity
Mining giant BHP Billiton plans to overtake rival Rio Tinto to become Australia's lowest cost iron ore producer.
Is Coal-fired Power the Only Way to Satisfy Energy Needs?
Rio Tinto has mounted an energetic defence of clean coal, referencing Churchill and Neil Armstrong's moon landing in declaring it the only way to meet growing...
Fall in Mining Investment Impacting Construction
Falling mining investment is likely to be a considerable drag on economic growth in the June quarter.
‘Cashed up’ Woodside Looks to North America
Cashed up Woodside Petroleum is looking at buying assets in North America following its failed buyback of Shell shares.