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Rio Chairman: China “Slowing Visibly”

November 9, 2011 • Mining & Resources, World NewsComments (0)

Rio Tinto chairman Jan du Piessis said on Monday the Chinese economy was slowing visibly, but strong domestic demand and manageable debt levels should make the Asian powerhouse’s economy resilient to a “sharp correction” in OECD economies. Mr du Plessis warned that a skilled labour shortage in Australia which is straining wage cost across

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The End of Australia’s Commodore?

November 8, 2011 • Featured, Mining & Resources, World NewsComments (0)

The Holden Commodore, being one of Australia’s most popular cars has been sold for over 15 years. There are now claims that there will be an end to the local production of the cars with designs emerging overseas in the future. The move will see a loss of

Australian Mining Magnate Leads Fight Against Tax

November 7, 2011 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

A delegation of small and mid sized Australian mining company executives called on Prime Minister to abandon a proposed mining profits tax, saying the biggest firms would pay nothing and leave smaller ones to shoulder the burden. The claim was immediately

Blow to Greens: Report Finds Gas Better than Coal

November 4, 2011 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Greens’ claims that there is no scientific proof coal-seam gas (CSG) is better for the environment than coal have been undermined by a new expert report. Commissioned by the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA), the report

UPDATE: Miners Join Detention Centre Strike

November 4, 2011 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Update (4 Novemeber 2011 11:47am): Industrial unrest is escalating on the island, where miners are now on indefinite strike over pay dispute. Phosphate Resources chief operating officer said the mine that has sustained Christmas Island economy for over 100

Australian Mining and Energy Conference 2011

November 3, 2011 • Events, Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The annual Australian Mining and Energy Conference 2011 is the premier event for finance and accounting professionals working in the mining and energy industries. This year’s theme: New World Order – Stepping up to the Challenge, is aptly chosen

Super Boost in Mining Tax

October 28, 2011 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

According to Treasurer Wayne Swan, superannuation savings of workers across NSW would be boosted by $149 billion over the next 24 years if the government can get its mining tax through parliament. “The mining tax is one way that we spread the