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Wednesday 27 February 2013
Australia's major iron ore port was shut down and residents along a remote stretch of the country's west coast ordered to take shelter as a powerful cyclone bore down on the region today, bringing drenching rains and lashing winds.
Saturday 23 February 2013
A deal between the owner of basketball team Brooklyn Nets and two Russian retail and fruit juice tycoons yesterday got the City speculating that a $17bn (£11bn) miner could be created in the wake of the sale.
Wednesday 20 February 2013
BHP Billiton became the third of the FTSE 100 global mining giants to change its chief executive in as many months as the industry braces itself for a long period of sluggish resources prices.
Friday 15 February 2013
Anglo American chief executive Cynthia Carroll issued a disappointing final set of results yesterday, announcing a swing into the red as a result of rising costs, falling prices and a charge relating to the miner's beleaguered Minas Rio project.
Friday 15 February 2013
Anglo American boss Cynthia Carroll bowed out from the big miner today with a disappointing set of results, but struck a defiant note, insisting she had no regrets.
Thursday 14 February 2013
I have never understood why MPs require research assistants (I never had one, nor claimed for one). The House of Commons Library has among its staff many scholars who will supply objective information, often very promptly. Working among gifted contemporaries covering other fields was Dr John Poole, who from 1966 until his retirement in 1990 was Head of the Science section of the Library. Indeed, he was the founding father of the provision of serious scientific fact to Parliament.
Wednesday 13 February 2013
The Bakrie brothers have broadened their campaign at Bumi, the troubled coal miner they helped set up with the financier Nat Rothschild.
Russian coal mine blast kills 18 people, heightening concerns over country's ageing infrastructure and poor safety standards
Monday 11 February 2013
Blast took place at a depth of about 800 metres at the Vorkutinsky mine, in the city of Vorkuta
Monday 04 February 2013
The world’s-biggest platinum producer, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), lost 6.3 billion rand (£44.9 million) last year after it was hit by two months of wildcat strikes and lost production.
Thursday 17 January 2013
Tuesday 15 January 2013
Anglo American Platinum risked triggering a repeat of last year's violent strikes in the South African mining industry today as it announced plans to mothball two mines and sell another, with the loss of 14,000 jobs.
Wednesday 09 January 2013
The gold miner Centamin shrugged off its recent troubles in Egypt today as it shattered production targets, sending the company's shares surging.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
Speculation over who will succeed Cynthia Carroll as Anglo American’s chief executive ended today as AngloGold Ashanti boss Mark Cutifani was appointed to what has been dubbed “the toughest job in mining”.
Friday 21 December 2012
Miners topped and tailed the FTSE 100 yesterday, highlighting the mixed fortunes that resources companies bring to the benchmark index. The African gold miner Randgold Resources built up a 160p gain to 6,125p, and found a spot at the top of the pile, but the Russia-focused steelmaking and mining group Evraz got the wooden spoon, digging up a 9.2p loss to 257.8p.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
China yesterday stepped up its worldwide hunt for gas to keep its 1.3 billion population warm.
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