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Rio Tinto a one-trick pony

Rio Tinto a one-trick pony

The reliance on iron ore and apparent lack of growth rings alarm bells

Miner's right

25 FEBRUARY 2019
"Peaceful picketing at the Goderich Mine is occurring"

"Peaceful picketing at the Goderich Mine is occurring"

Compass, Unifor to resume negotiations


11 JULY 2018
"Not a single scab is getting past"

"Not a single scab is getting past"

More legal action looms as salt miners' strike in 11th week


09 JULY 2018

My last fracking comment

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was big news in the UK this week, about four decades after the technique...

Europe/Middle East

23 AUGUST 2013

One year on

Today is the first anniversary of the massacre at Lonmin plc's Marikana mine, the bloodiest violence...


16 AUGUST 2013

Weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable

The bad news continues to roll in. Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity fell even further in the...


09 AUGUST 2013

Eradicating corruption

A survey by Transparency International showed that the majority of respondents thought corruption had...


19 JULY 2013

Waiting game

It has been an eventful week in the UK – summer finally arrived, David Beckham's wife was caught smiling...

North America

12 JULY 2013

Trouble ahead

Kevin Rudd was sworn in again as Australia's prime minister on Wednesday, after a three-year break, leaving...


05 JULY 2013

Down, but not out

It was understandable that the mood at the Mines and Money conference in Beijing was more subdued than...


28 JUNE 2013


Resource nationalism no longer poses the biggest threat to the sector, according to Ernst & Young's (E&Y)...


14 JUNE 2013

China's changing role

During the next eight years, China's economy won't expand as fast as the last eight years, but it will...


07 JUNE 2013