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Iron ore massacre: below $70 for first time in five years

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 25, 2014
Iron ore massacre: below $70 for first time in five years

This is almost two-thirds below a peak of $191.90 reached in February 2011, which was when huge new mines were being approved.

BHP hints at Jansen fast-track after Uralkali disaster

Frik Els | November 25, 2014
BHP hints at Jansen fast-track after Uralkali disaster

"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."

BHP warns more cost cuts, management shake up before demerger

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 24, 2014
BHP warns more cost cuts, management shake up before demerger

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 targets further spending cuts as iron prices tumble

Bloomberg | November 23, 2014

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.

Strike at Peru's top copper mine not hurting output: firm

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 18, 2014
Strike at Peru's top copper mine not hurting output: miner

But unionized workers insist on claiming that Antamina's output would likely drop by at least 90%.

BHP abandons Venus nickel project in Australia

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 14, 2014
BHP abandons Venus nickel project in Australia

The news comes barely a day after the miner announced it was scrapping the sale of its Nickel West division.

BHP, Rio Tinto call for global deal to push clean coal

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 13, 2014
BHP, Rio Tinto call for global deal to push clean coal

Their plea comes amid fears a climate change deal reached Wednesday between the U.S. and China could hurt coal miners in Australia.

Fortescue to BHP, Rio: Don't hurt our relationship with China

Frik Els | November 12, 2014
Fortescue to BHP, Rio: Don't hurt our relationship with China

Twiggy says BHP and Rio threaten Australia's relationship with Beijing by bankrupting Chinese iron ore producers. China's steelmakers may disagree.

BHP Billiton says scraps sale of Nickel West division

Reuters | November 12, 2014

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.

BHP closer to unveiling details of upcoming spin-off

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 9, 2014
BHP closer to unveiling details of upcoming spin-off

The world’s largest miner is only two weeks away from shedding more light on an upcoming spin-off of unwanted assets.

BHP Billiton to export US oil without permit

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 5, 2014
BHP Billiton to export US oil without permit

The move is considered another sign that Washington’s decades-old federal ban on crude exports is crumbling.

Iron ore price falls to 64-month low

Frik Els | November 4, 2014
Iron ore price falls to 64-month low

Fresh Chinese weakness pushes iron ore price to lowest since June 2009, but rising premiums for high-quality lump imports offers some hope.

More job cuts at BHP’s Mt Arthur coal mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 4, 2014
More job cuts at BHP’s Mt Arthur coal mine

The firm is laying-off 150 workers by the end of February 2015.

Mick the Miner in talks to buy Anglo’s assets, no deal tabled

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 3, 2014
Mick the Miner in talks to buy Anglo’s assets, no deal tabled

Sources close to X2 Resources, Davis' new company, have cast doubts on reports that the firm had made an offer.

BHP’s Olympic dam expansion off agenda until prices improve

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 31, 2014
BHP’s Olympic dam expansion off agenda until prices improve

The miner blamed low metals prices and productivity inefficiencies for the decision.

BHP sends mixed signals on potash plans

Financial Post | October 30, 2014

Investors are uncertain about BHP Billiton Ltd.’s ambitions in the potash space, especially when it comes to its massive Jansen project in Saskatchewan.

BHP to sell US shale assets, limit annual capex to $14 billion

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 27, 2014
BHP to sell US shale assets, limit annual capex to $14 billion

The world’s biggest miner unveiled details about how it expects to meet cost-reduction and productivity improvement targets.

A$20 Million Partnership A Win for Western Australian Kids

BHP Billiton | October 24, 2014
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In the largest donation in Telethon history, BHP Billiton has committed $20 million over the next five years to the Telethon Kids Institute to improve the health and wellbeing of children in Western Australia.

Rio’s Walsh gets big backing from shareholders, to stay longer as CEO

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 23, 2014
Rio’s Walsh gets big backing from shareholders, to stay longer as CEO

The move is seen by analysts as an attempt to strengthen the firm’s image.

BHP shoots the lights out

Frik Els | October 21, 2014
BHP shoots the lights out

Petroleum, met coal, iron ore production set new quarterly records. Fall in copper volumes not enough to dent 9% overall output growth.

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New projects need $90-$100 iron ore – UBS

Frik Els | October 16, 2014
Iron ore rally turning into dead cat bounce

Big three successfully defending their oligopoly says new report.

Iron ore price crushed again

Frik Els | October 16, 2014
Iron ore price crushed again

Those calling a market bottom after Monday's surge and Chinese import gains may have been premature.

Chile’s copper exports down 21% in August

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 16, 2014
Chile’s copper exports down 21% in August

The drop was mainly due to reduced shipments from Codelco and Collahuasi, official figures show.

BHP bows to pressure, to list spinoff in London

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 16, 2014
BHP bows to pressure, to list spinoff in London

The mining giant has made a sharp U-turn on its initial decision to snub a London listing for its $17 billion spinoff.

China's inland mills could be in market for 300mt seaborne iron ore

Frik Els | October 15, 2014
Iron ore price enters freefall

New research shows inland Chinese steel mills pay a 35% premium over seaborne benchmark with 210mt of steel capacity potentially looking for alternatives.

Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 15, 2014
Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

The former Xstrata boss' new venture, X2 Resources, is "currently reviewing a number of opportunities in the metals and mining sector."

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