Shares in Regis Resources were higher after the miner lifted gold output by 7 per cent to 80,090 ounces in the second quarter of 2017.
Indonesia has delivered Australian nickel producers a massive Black Friday blow, announcing it will relax bans on the export of low-grade ore in a move likely to depress prices of the steel making commodity in the medium term.
Five months ago the Perth broking community was describing the rising iron ore price as a “s... or bust” moment for Atlas Iron.
Energy giant AGL has been fined $124,000 for failing to declare thousands of dollars in political donations it made to the Labor, Liberal and National parties while it was making planning applications.
Atlas Iron shares have continued this year’s strong run as ratings agency Standard and Poor’s raised its credit rating on the Pilbara iron ore miner in the wake of debt repayments and stronger iron ore prices.