Imports needed for struggling power plants.
Production ramp-up comes despite price plunge earlier this year.
Firm struggled to increase output due to problems at Malaysian plant.
In an email to staff the company's coal chief executive, Peter Freyberg, revealed details of tax payments.
They are now being traded on auction websites for a 100% profit.
Firm says no connection with iron ore price.
Rally in prices stimulated demand.
Cuts will occur because the sector is switching from the job-heavy construction stage to the operational phase, which requires fewer workers.
Mining innovation. What could be controversial about that?
Domestic supply can't be cut much further and Chinese steelmakers are demanding deeper discounts for lower grade imports.
Diversifying the business away from iron ore is not in Rio Tinto's cards.
The autonomous trucks mining the Pilbara controlled from Rio Tinto's nerve center in Perth have moved 200 million tonnes and traveled 4 million kilometers.
While it did not disclose the costs and planned capital expenditure for the Albany project, Rio has previously said the deposit had enough potash to sustain a low cost operation for decades.
Community mobilization effective at raising costs to companies.
Government is touting the Four Mile mine as “the most significant deposit found anywhere in the world in the last 25 years."
The world’s largest iron ore exporter has cut price estimates for this year and 2015.
The exclusivity agreement, which expired last week, would have given BHP the right to develop a potash port close to its Jansen project.
Mining lobby lambastes findings.
The former billionaire denied media reports saying his $150 million agreement to buy coal mine could be delayed or derailed because he has not satisfied contractual financing conditions.
Up to 3,000 jobs could be axed from BHP's flagship iron ore division, where 500 jobs have already been lost.
There is an estimated 104,300 metric tons of thorium and rare earth element-rich veins in the area where MMG Limited has been granted exploration rights.
The long-dragged dispute between Rio and the Mongolian government over a $6.6 billion underground expansion of Oyu Tolgoi has hit a fresh impasse.
Net profits from progressing economies-based miners reached $24 billion in 2013, compared to a net loss of $4 billion for developed market firms.
But Chinese banks are starting to call in iron ore-backed loans to traders holding 38mt, forcing them to dump inventories onto already well-supplied market.
The country's mining industry has lost 6,600 workers in the three months to May.
Back above $90 a tonne after soaring Indian ore import numbers lift sentiment.
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