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Paul Trainor, Senior Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says money could start flowing into the iron ore sector in the short term, as companies continue to work on cost reductions.
Rio Tinto, the mining giant, was in turmoil Thursday morning after the abrupt departure of its chief executive and the announcement of a $14 billion writedown.
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Stephen Hogan, Senior Private Client Adviser, Equities/Derivatives, Novus Capital says risk assets should rally in the coming months. He says it's a good time to add some exposure to stocks like BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.
Investment committed to Australian resource projects rose by nearly A$8 billion in the six months to the end of October, while the number of projects declined, in part underscoring rising construction and labor costs in Australia's resources sector amid weakening demand.
Japan has a miserable future ahead of it without radical changes to the business climate, the former chief executive of camera and medical equipment maker Olympus has told CNBC.
Mulberry won the prestigious British Luxury Brand of the Year at the Walpole Awards for Excellence, in association with Coutts, on Monday, beating out stiff competition from Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Harrods and Stella McCartney.
BHP Billiton has quietly started looking for a successor to Marius Kloppers, chief executive, in what could herald a further shake-up in the leadership of the global mining industry following a five-year period of stability. The FT reports.
Physical demand for gold from Asian consumers may be showing some modest signs of stabilization but the buying interest so common at this time of year during religious festivals and the wedding season still won't be strong enough to lift prices above $1,800 an ounce, strategists said.
‘Superstorm’ Sandy is set to inflict a negative hit on demand for crude oil as U.S. East Coast refineries come to a standstill, but BP’s Chief Executive Bob Dudley has told CNBC that oil firms are set to bounce back quickly.
After a slump in third-quarter earnings, Richard Adkerson, Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold CEO, told CNBC’s "Closing Bell" on Monday, he’s still optimistic about his business and copper fundamentals longer-term.
Karl Smich, CEO of Sandfire Resources said his company is already selling China material from its DeGrussa Mine which will be commissioned next month. He added that the mine is on track to start full production next year.
The Australian Federal Government is facing one of its biggest fights over its controversial mining tax, after one of the country’s biggest iron ore miners lodged a challenge against the High Court against the legislation.
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Investors have been spooked in recent weeks by a slowdown in growth in China and the impact that could have on Australia's resources sector. But according to one economist, Australia's commodities sector will continue to do well and could actually benefit from a pick-up in economic growth in Asia in the second half of 2012.
Wayne Philips was not completely surprised when Onesteel announced plans to close its oil and gas pipe mill in Kembla Grange, 100km south of Sydney, the FT reports.
A California company can pull lithium, and other critical metals, out of the effluent water of geothermal power plants, removing the need to drill or blast for new resources the way miners typically do.
Martin Ferguson, Resources Minister of Australia discusses the merits of Australia's mining tax and why it will not slow down investment.
Greg Fraser, senior industrials analyst at Fat Prophets, advises investors to take advantage of dips to buy quality defensive and diversified mining stocks in Australia.
Chinese companies and investors are stepping up their purchases of industrial commodities such as copper, in a show of confidence in the global economy that stands in contrast to the turmoil in western markets. The FT reports.