Resources and Energy

Palmer tried to repay $11m to China

MP reportedly tried unsuccessfully to repay $11m amid claims he wrongfully siphoned huge sums.

Pressure to bid for PanAust weighs on GRAM

Chinese suitor in focus ahead of possible formal offer for ASX-listed PanAust.

Halliburton in $1.2bn spill settlement

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Halliburton to settle substantial amount of claims relating to Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Anglo American worried by iron ore outlook

CEO says mining giant would be 'open' to a compelling takeover offer.

Australia should sell uranium to India: Abbott

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PM says 'suitable safeguards' would make sales appropriate.

Time to move on from MRRT mistakes, Swan

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The former treasurer's response to today's MRRT repeal is foolish for all the same reasons the tax was doomed from conception.

An apartment construction boom chaser

A rise in building approvals highlights the surprising resilience of the residential construction sector. But a weak outlook for commodity prices poses a risk.

PanAust reveals Frieda River cost

Group says majority-owned copper-and-gold mining project in PNG could cost US$1.7 billion to build.

Govt secures deal to repeal MRRT

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Deal with crossbenchers will see compulsory super increase delayed until 2021, when it will lift to 10%.

Downer wins $170m Gorgon contract

Construction contractor secures deal valued at up to $170m, expects to create 400 jobs.

Iron ore sees fresh two-year low

Recovery at end of last week short-lived as commodity flirts with five-year trough.

Seven paid too little in Texas: Apache

Field operator Apache says Seven Group acquired stake in quality Texas oil ground at less than its value.

Oil price slips despite global tensions

Brent crude edges back, remains supported by oversupply.

Sliding prices take a toll on mining profits

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ABS data shows June quarter company profits fell 15.2 per cent across the sector.

Mining tax repeal won't pass: Palmer

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PUP leader firm his party will vote down repeal without changes.

NSW farmers win data case against Santos

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Energy group forced to hand over water monitoring data.

BCP Energy to declare Nido offer unconditional

The offer has been recommended by directors of Nido, which holds acreage in the Philippines and Indonesia.

More suitors opt for unsolicited bids, snub boards

About half of the 22 takeovers valued over $1 billion announced in the first six months of 2014 were without approval from the target.

Coal miners confident on recovery

Whitehaven Coal bullish on sector's future as coal prices start to stabilise.

Seven takes stake in Woodside

Kerry Stokes-chaired group claims a $100m stake in Woodside Petroleum: report.