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CIMIC target Macmahon flags acquisition

Takeover target Macmahon Holdings has flagged a potential acquisition of its own.

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Climbing commodities fuel trade surplus growth

Surging commodity prices boosted Australia’s trade surplus in the December quarter, which will add to economic growth.

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BHP trains roll again after Newman line derailment

BHP Billiton was expected to have its Pilbara rail network partly back up and running last night, after a serious derailment put its Newman line out of commission.

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Fortescue rejects reports of Queensland coal buy

Iron ore miner Fortescue Metals has denied media reports stating it had lodged a $1 billion-plus offer for Wesfarmers’ Curragh coal mine in Queensland.

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Boddington the star as gold shines

  Higher gold prices and favourable exchange rates sent Australia’s gold production in 2016 to a 17-year high of 298 tonnes, worth more than US$11.5 ($15) billion.

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US fund could control Emeco

A US fund manager could end up with a stake of more than 30 per cent stake in the Emeco Holdings following a deal with another creditor. 

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industry insight

Political Grylling

The debate around Western Australian iron ore royalties has raged from the moment Brendon Grylls

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Products and Technology

Drone tech takes next step

Drones have already carved out a significant niche in the Australian mining landscape, but they could soon be doing more with less human

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People & Projects

Pilbara Water World

While the Pilbara region has a reputation for its dry climate, there is no shortage of below-ground water in the nation’s iron ore heartland – a factor the majority of sector

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Occupational Health & Safety

Flawed OH&S equipment puts lives at risk

Because safety is paramount on minesites, mining companies are seeking alternative solutions to outdated, flawed and dangerous equipment to avoid injury for

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interview

How industry can improve employee engagement

Engaged mining employees can directly impact a mining operation’s productivity, efficiency, safety levels and bottom line. This makes measuring employee engagement important to help maintain a...

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