Fish rescued from Brazil dam burst river

2015-11-16 21:01

Teams of biologists are working in Brazil to rescue fish from a river that was contaminated after two dams at an iron ore mine breached.

BHP spinoff and Gupta Uranium enter our JSE Top 100 Companies list

2015-06-29 16:21

Alec Hogg has been working on the update of theJSE’s Top 100 Companies, and mentions some interesting changes since the end of 2014.

Gloomy mining chiefs see copper-tinted light at end of tunnel

2015-05-24 12:19

The world’s biggest mining companies haven’t agreed on much lately as they argue about how to deal with a glut of iron ore and coal.

BHP Billiton puts Exxon project on back burner

2015-05-19 17:00

BHP Billiton is putting its Scarborough liquefied natural gas project with Exxon Mobil in Australia on the back burner amid lower prices and competition from the US.

BHP's South32 debut misses estimates

2015-05-18 09:39

South32, the miner spun off from BHP Billiton, has missed analyst estimates on its Sydney trading debut amid concern for its growth potential.

S&P warns BHP rating vulnerable to weak commodity prices

2015-05-04 20:00

Standard & Poor's has warned it may cut BHP Billiton's credit rating in the next 12 months, reflecting the global miner's commitment never to cut its dividend.

BHP slows iron ore expansion on price drop

2015-04-22 17:45

BHP Billiton will curb the pace of its iron ore expansion in Australia as a supply glut sees prices trade near a 10-year low.

SA mine workers halt strike

2015-04-08 14:16

BHP Billiton has reached an agreement with the largest union at its Hotazel manganese mines in South Africa, ending a 12-day strike over bonus payments.

Sasol damages suit amounts to R80m

2015-04-05 21:28

The entire coal mining industry faces a legal attack, following a R80m civil suit against Sasol for damages relating to lung diseases.

Ex-Xstrata CEO under pressure for new mining deals

2015-04-02 18:23

Former Xstrata boss Mick Davis is coming under pressure to build a new mining empire with the $6bn in capital he has raised, a year after launching a private fund.


BHP cuts China steel forecast as profits plunge

2015-08-25 12:02

BHP Billiton says its full-year profit has plunged as commodity prices tumbled and has cut its forecasts for steel demand and output in China, its largest customer.

South32 mulls manganese writedown

2015-06-09 12:54

South32 says it may reduce the value of its 60% stake in a manganese venture as it keeps furnaces shut due to low prices for the steelmaking ingredient.

BHP chief lashes out at Aussie iron ore inquiry

2015-05-19 19:31

An inquiry into the economic impact of a slump in the iron ore price could damage Australia's economy and drive Asian customers to shift investment to Brazil.

Aussie politicians threaten race to iron ore bottom

2015-05-18 15:13

Australia is poised to launch an inquiry into “flooding” of the iron ore market by the world’s three biggest producers – BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Vale.

Rio Tinto to forge on with iron ore expansion plans

2015-05-07 15:00

Rio Tinto is to stick with plans to produce iron ore at full tilt despite a plunge in prices, turning up the heat on rivals large and small.

BHP's South32 risks tough market debut

2015-05-04 10:06

BHP Billiton's shareholders are expected to approve the biggest spin-off in the mining sector, seeking to wring more value out of long-neglected commodity assets.

S&P warns of imminent downgrade for miners

2015-04-14 11:09

Standard & Poor's has warned it may soon downgrade several mining companies as it lowered its iron ore price estimates for the next couple of years.

Australia chases BHP, Rio Tinto on tax shelter

2015-04-07 12:12

Australia is pursuing global miners BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto for shifting billions of dollars in iron ore profits through marketing hubs in Singapore.

Workers at BHP mine down tools over share scheme

2015-04-02 19:34

Mineworkers affiliated with the NUM have downed tools at the Hotazel Manganese Mines, a subsidiary of BHP Billiton, over a disagreement about an Employee Share Ownership Scheme .

BHP to spin off South32 with modest debt

2015-03-18 18:58

BHP Billiton says a proposed $13bn spinoff of South32 would give the miner a strong chance to ride out tough conditions in commodity markets.

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