Spend don't splurge, investors tell miners as M&A, capex surges

2018-10-30 18:08

The world’s biggest miners are cranking up spending for the first time in half a decade as well as pursuing more takeovers - and investors are flashing hazard lights.

BHP Billiton to fight Australian class action over Samarco dam disaster

2018-07-23 12:04

BHP Billiton has said it will fight a class action served in Victoria, Australia, over the 2015 Samarco dam disaster in Brazil.

BHP Billiton regrets $20bn US fracking spree

2017-06-29 11:18

BHP Billiton says the timing of its $20bn spree into US shale in 2011 was a misstep and that if the miner could turn the clock back, it wouldn’t have invested in the assets.

Markets close firmer, but banks remain under strain

2017-04-10 18:38

South African markets ended firmer, while banks and retailers remain under pressure as investors review the implications of the most recent credit ratings downgrade.

Mining industry coming back from crisis

2017-02-21 18:27

The speed of the mining recovery is faster than anything that’s been seen in the past decade.

JSE's top 5 performers of 2016

2016-12-23 11:22

Fin24 compiled a list of the best performing companies on the JSE Top 40, based on net profit earnings.

BHP expects iron ore to notch declines

2016-09-05 14:15

BHP Billiton expects iron ore prices to begin retreating as “well-telegraphed” new supply hits the market from Australia and Brazil.

BHP flags 'another 10yrs' as iron ore adjusts after boom

2016-06-21 12:27

The iron ore market will take longer to balance out than other commodities as excess supply may take years to be absorbed after a boom, according to BHP Billiton.

One company. Three deals. So many questions.

2016-04-29 06:30

Optimum Coal has been sold three times in less than 10 years. It provides the prevailing South African story of some inexplicable deals involving politically connected individuals and companies.

Anglo American just won't sell the mines its rivals want

2016-04-05 13:55

For Anglo American, life would have to get a whole lot worse before it considers selling its best copper mines.


Naspers leads losses on the blue-chip index

2018-10-10 18:24

The bearish sentiment in Tencent has not spared Naspers on the JSE which is also under a sharp sell-off. In today’s session Naspers slumped 6.47% to close at R2656.98 per share.

Shoprite-led retail rally fuels JSE

2017-08-22 18:30

The JSE has pushed higher for a second consecutive session as positive financial results provided a boost to the equity market.

South32 walks away from deal to buy Peabody mine

2017-04-18 12:07

South32 is ditching the first major deal it made since spinning off from BHP Billiton in 2015.

BHP CEO: 'Bloody awful' trade pledges threaten Trump's pump

2017-02-28 10:08

BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie has intensified his warnings that US trade protectionism under President Donald Trump would threaten global growth and the fight against poverty.

Tensions rise as strike hits world's top copper mine

2017-02-13 17:01

BHP Billiton has said it will take legal action after a group of about 300 people entered the Escondida mine during a strike and forced some contractors to abandon the site.

BHP, billionaire Rinehart join metals chase in Ecuador

2016-11-08 10:48

BHP Billiton and billionaire Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting are among commodity producers to have held talks over a potential entry into mining in Ecuador.

BHP profit tumbles 81% on prices collapse

2016-08-16 10:07

BHP Billiton's reported full-year underlying profit has declined 81% for the worst result since 2001 after raw materials tumbled to a 25-year low in January.

Brazil sues mining company in dam tragedy

2016-05-04 22:04

Shares in BHP Billiton tumbled after Brazil's Federal Public Prosecution announced it had launched a $43 billion civil suit for a dam break that caused the worst environmental disaster in Brazil's history.

Biggest sovereign fund excludes 52 coal-related groups

2016-04-14 17:32

Norway's sovereign wealth fundhas excluded 52 coal-related companies after new ethical guidelines went into effect barring it from investing in such groups.

Panama Papers: BHP Billiton unaware of ‘high risk’ review

2016-04-04 14:14

BHP Billiton says it was unaware of Mossack Fonseca's internal assessment after the Panama Papers leak showed that a financial transaction sparked a “high risk” warning.

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