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Millionaires hit coal gold

Travers Duncan (middle) and his lawyers leave the commission at lunch time. Picture: Sam Ruttyn Source: Brian Flannery leaves court. Picture: Sam Ruttyn Source: THEY are among the country's wealthiest businessmen and their appointment books all include...

Aussie miners find Latin love

Australian miners are setting up in remote outback areas in a land enjoying a resources boom - Chile.

Margaret River coal mine knocked back

A controversial proposal to build a coalmine in the Margaret River wine and tourism region has been rejected by the state government.

Fortescue smashes shipped ore record

Miner Fortescue Metals shipped a record 14.77 million tonnes of iron ore in the December quarter.

Downgrade: Wesfarmers cuts coal sales guidance

WESFARMERS Ltd says heavy rainfall during the April quarter at its Curragh metallurgical coal mine in Queensland has hampered recovery efforts, forcing the company to downgrade sales guidance. Wesfarmers told analysts at a briefing today that it had

The economies of BHP and Woolworths

BHP Billiton and Woolworths exactly capture the two faces of our 21st century economy and the challenging - mostly - pluses but also minuses posed right now and into 2012. BHPB approved $12 billion in major new projects in the financial year just ended.