New chair at Toro

Workload demands have prompted the resignation of founding chairman Ian Gould. Ms Smyth, currently non-executive...

Australia

03 APRIL 2009

China tightens grasp on Australian mining assets

Competition and government regulators ruled on the purchase of stakes in Oz Minerals Ltd, Fortescue Metals...

Asia

03 APRIL 2009

Chinalco passes German scrutiny over Rio deal

Chinese metals group Chinalco has cleared a second anti-competition hurdle for a proposed US$19.5 billion...

Europe/Middle East

01 APRIL 2009

Australia approves China investment in Fortescue

Australia approved a US$438 million Chinese investment in iron-ore producer Fortescue Metals Group on...

Australia

31 MARCH 2009

Chinalco raises $21 billion loan for Rio deal

Chinese metals group Chinalco has arranged a US$21 billion loan to finance its planned tie-up with global...

Australia

27 MARCH 2009

Chinalco's Rio Tinto deal edges closer

Aluminium Corp of China's (Chinalco) Rio Tinto deal took two small but significant steps towards completion...

Australia

27 MARCH 2009

Belon in loan talks with Sberbank

Russian Coal mining group Belon is in talks with Russia's largest lender, Sberbank, to obtain project...

Europe/Middle East

26 MARCH 2009

Turkey – a star in the making

IN 2008, the Republic of Turkey celebrated its 85th anniversary. In under a century, Turkey has transformed...

Asia

20 MARCH 2009

BHPB firming up cash reserves

BHP Billiton is the latest big mining company to strengthen its financial position, with plans to raise...

Australia

20 MARCH 2009

Political opponents and review process gain strength against Chinalco's Rio deal

A recommendation from Australia's Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) on Aluminium Corp of China's...

Australia

20 MARCH 2009

Fortescue says China deal probe extended

Australia has extended its review of Fortescue Metals Group's planned stake sale to a Chinese firm, the...

Australia

19 MARCH 2009

Rio shares drop on downgrade and Chinalco doubts

Shares in Rio Tinto Ltd fell as much as 10% on Wednesday on a broker downgrade and concerns about growing...

Australia

18 MARCH 2009

Regional specialist Wedlock appointed to the new Jupiter Mines

Former BHP Billiton iron-ore boss Geoff Wedlock has been appointed executive chairman of Jupiter Mines...

Australia

12 MARCH 2009

Iron Mountain bid

Iron Mountain Ltd has announced an off-market bid for all the shares and options in Terrain Minerals....

Africa

12 MARCH 2009

Australian Senate sidesteps Rio Tinto/Chinalco politics

Australian senators have supported the US$19.5 billion investment by Aluminium Corp of China (Chinalco)...

Base metals

12 MARCH 2009

Chinese tragedy claims 77 lives

An explosion at the Tunlan coal mine in Shanxi, China, has killed 77 people, adding to the country's...

Leadership

12 MARCH 2009