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Iron ore markets will stay positive: BHP

Mining giant BHP says China will continue to demand high-quality iron ore and new demand will emerge from immature economies such as India. 

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WA State government backs mining museum plans

The Western Australian State Government will back a proposed mining museum at the old East Perth power station site if the mining industry pays for it.

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Nev Power says Fortescue will spread its wings

Outgoing Fortescue Metals Group Chief Executive Nev Power says the miner’s future activities will be driven by the imperative of creating value, rather than growth or diversification. 

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Northern Star independence hype unjustified

Bill Beament has defended Northern Star Resources’ decision to appoint him Executive Chairman against the conventional wisdom of proxy advisers. 

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Bounty to acquire Caledon, Blackwater coal assets

New South Wales-based coal producer Bounty Mining has announced its purchase of the Cook Colliery and Minyango coking coal project in Queensland from Caledon Coal and Blackwater Coal for $31.5 million.

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BHP expect Chinese demand to stay high

BHP Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie says the mining giant is confident that demand from China will remain strong despite a drop-off in housing and automotive.

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Tasmania’s uncertain road ahead

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A gift for $10 million miners

In this year’s Budget announcement, much of the publicity for small businesses was built around the extension of the $20,000 instant asset write-off.

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