This was the second time that Antamina’s workers down tools in about a month over demands for a bonus and other benefits.
The United States Senate has passed a controversial land swap deal, paving the way for the country's largest copper mine to move forward, following close to a decade of roadblocks by Washington.
The country needs funds to keep the lights on, but buyers may be hard to come by.
BHP's first ore left Port Hedland in 1973, but 900m tonnes where shipped just over the last 12 years.
Forget iron ore for now, the world’s largest mining company is making a bold bet on copper.
Unionized workers at Antamina downed tools at midnight Wednesday.
In his first investor day since buying Xstrata last year, Glencore’s boss highlighted his company’s spread of commodities and took aim at the expansion strategies of Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.
The waiting game is over. BHP Billiton has named its Perth-based spin-off company, appointing Graham Kerr as its chief executive.
Arizona’s lawmakers have slipped a piece of legislation that would allow the mining giants to go ahead with their massive Resolution Copper project.
The stock closed in Sydney below the $30 mark, which is the lowest it has traded in the last five years.
End of strike at Peru’s biggest copper mine and weaker oil prices drove Dr. Copper goes to the ICU.
The mining giant said it was committed to giving significantly more money back to shareholders in 2015 despite a severe drop in iron ore prices.
The investment will allow for a fourth pipe to be developed at the site, with production expected to start by 2018.
Founding managing director Mike Young among the ones leaving the company.
This is almost two-thirds below a peak of $191.90 reached in February 2011, which was when huge new mines were being approved.
"These factors, combined with continued growth and demand for potash all conspire, if you like, to bring toward us the time when a new mine is required."
The world's largest miner has stepped up its cost-cutting plans as it battles a sharp slide in iron ore, coal and oil prices.
BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP), the world’s biggest mining company, plans to take a scalpel to capital spending and costs to bolster cashflows as iron ore and crude oil prices plunge.
But unionized workers insist on claiming that Antamina's output would likely drop by at least 90%.
The news comes barely a day after the miner announced it was scrapping the sale of its Nickel West division.
Their plea comes amid fears a climate change deal reached Wednesday between the U.S. and China could hurt coal miners in Australia.
Twiggy says BHP and Rio threaten Australia's relationship with Beijing by bankrupting Chinese iron ore producers. China's steelmakers may disagree.
The world's largest mining company has scrapped the sale of Nickel West and will continue operating the unit after failing to find a buyer at the right price.
The world’s largest miner is only two weeks away from shedding more light on an upcoming spin-off of unwanted assets.
The move is considered another sign that Washington’s decades-old federal ban on crude exports is crumbling.
Fresh Chinese weakness pushes iron ore price to lowest since June 2009, but rising premiums for high-quality lump imports offers some hope.
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