BHP Billiton appoints new President of Corporate Affairs

BHP Billiton yesterday announced that Mr Tony Cudmore from ExxonMobil Corporation has been chosen to serve as President of the Company’s Corporate Affairs division. According...

UPDATE: Miners Join Detention Centre Strike

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...

BHP Billiton advises lower nickel output following suspension of operations due to earthquake

BHP Billiton was forced to shut down its nickel production operations at the Perseverance mine in Western Australia as a result of a minor...

Australia’s OZ Minerals on a quest to find new CEO, partners and acquisitions

Australian copper miner OZ Minerals has intensified the search for a new chief executive after reporting a full-year operational loss of $62.5 million, sending...

Samarco to stay shut, BHP to cut 40% of workforce via voluntary redundancies

BHP Billiton has announced that it plans to cut 40% of its workforce at the Samarco iron ore operation in Brazil through voluntary redundancies. The...

NSW TO REPEAL BAN ON URANIUM EXPLORATION

The NSW Government will today introduce legislation into Parliament overturning the ban on uranium exploration in NSW, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Minister for...

BHP Billiton considers $20 billion demerger plan

BHP Billiton has hinted that it is considering the possibility of demerging its non-core aluminium, manganese, thermal coal and nickel assets. According to the article...

Gulf Manganese Corporation issues update on Timor Smelter development

Perth-based Gulf Manganese Corporation (GMC) has provided an update about the development of its Timor Smelter in Kupang, Indonesia, which will produce premium quality...

Mining boom makes the rich even richer

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre at Curtin University released a report which showed the mining boom has generated up to 65% more wealth for...

Rio Tinto to sell its Island aluminium plant

Norway's Norsk Hydro has made a $345 million binding offer to acquire Rio Tinto's ISAL smelter in Iceland, as well as the company's stakes in...
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