Resources and Energy

Rio Tinto confident on demand from China

by AAP
Walsh says group playing a balancing act as supply increases.

Business leaders call for new bipartisan era

Michael Chaney has called on the opposition and minor parties to embrace bipartisanship.

BHP's battle against a slumping ore price

BHP Billiton's productivity strategies appear to be paying off, with its low-cost, high-quality ore starting to drive out lower grade production in China. This could see the big miner wield more influence over prices in the long term.

Video: BHP's iron ore long game

BHP is hitting record production highs and will hit another record next year. In this video Stephen Bartholomeusz explains what that will mean for the big and small Australian miners. [unlocked]

Sims Metal to quadruple earnings

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Shares lift as metal recycler reveals plans to get back on track after weak results.

Aurizon meets FY coal guidance

Rail freight company meets output guidance despite slight decline in Q4 performance.

BHP Q4 production tops forecasts

Mining giant sets upbeat iron ore guidance for FY15, flags up to $US1.3bn hit to EBIT.

The three forces pushing Australia towards recession

With ballooning household debt, huge banks leveraged to the hilt and a gargantuan Chinese housing bubble on our doorstep, complacent policymakers are letting Australia drift into dangerous waters.

Aust coal assets go on market

Sumitomo, Itochu seek to scale back investment in Glencore's Queensland operations.

Adani Group overhauls local empire

Indian mining giant Adani Group is mulling a selldown of its $2bn Abbot Point coal port.

GE puts Worsley plant on market

Major infrastructure investors show interest in buying GE's $1.2bn Worsley Alumina power plant.

Antares investors snub US fund

Oil and gas firm fights off an effort by activist fund Lone Star to take control of the Antares board.

Peabody swings to Q2 loss

Natural gas prices continue to pressure coal demand, pricing.

BHP boss urges Senate to repeal MRRT

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Mackenzie says mining tax remains a 'massive' disincentive to investment.

PNG LNG boosts Oil Search Q2 production

Group reiterates upgraded production guidance on strong lift in second-quarter output.

Anglo American selling strike-hit mines

by AFP
Top global producer set to offload South African mines after debilitating five-month wage strike.

Adversarial politics could give consumers an electric shock

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The Harper review presents an opportunity to warn politicians of the ramifications of their game-playing on the electricity market, but getting them to reach consensus on energy policy reform may prove difficult.

Energy sector facing shake-up

Japan’s Mitsubishi has revealed plans to construct a $100m diesel import terminal in SA.

Warburton slams Palmer's 'crazy politics'

Head of RET review concerned possible changes to policy may be blocked in Senate.

Mystery clouds Antares vote

Crucial shareholder vote to take place today as mystery surrounds company's latest bidder.