Ice and fire

Ice and fire

BHP plans ensure its body and entrails remain in concert for the time being

View from the West End

23 AUGUST 2017
Better lucky than clever

Better lucky than clever

The demise of Ravensthorpe reflects a basic lack of quality

View from the West End

16 AUGUST 2017
Tin hat

Tin hat

Mining might be a nice place from which to enjoy the next financial crisis

View from the West End

09 AUGUST 2017
Allo allo, what's all this then?

Allo allo, what's all this then?

Corporate trust has been worn down to the nub

View from the West End

02 AUGUST 2017
What did the Romans ever do for us?

What did the Romans ever do for us?

The boom may have left us with a nasty hangover but it served a practical purpose

Don't spare us the details

Don't spare us the details

Having saved itself from destruction, Rio's next challenge is delivering growth

I told you so

I told you so

Acacia Mining has made its bed in Tanzania

Old dogs and old tricks

Old dogs and old tricks

Being a first mover isn't always an advantage

Hit the Road Jack

Hit the Road Jack

One of the larger problems with a mining company is what to name it

Death spiral

Death spiral

South Africa should hurry up and completely self-destruct so it can get on with rebuilding

The more things change

The more things change

The latest asset sales will lead to more newborns

Mother knows best

Mother knows best

Everyone knows the Carmichael coal project is a dud, but who will can it?

There for all to see

There for all to see

How a few bad apples can ruin it all for the rest of us

No care and all responsibility

No care and all responsibility

The buck, so expertly moved around the mining sector, is about to stop with directors

Big brother

Big brother

BHP's 'Think Big' campaign smells strongly of a defensive strategy

The journey

The journey

The aim of a feasibility study should not be the delivery of headlining financial metrics