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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

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

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

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Because safety is paramount on minesites, mining companies are seeking alternative solutions to outdated, flawed and dangerous equipment to avoid injury for



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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