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BlueScope warns of coronavirus hit

BlueScope Steel has reported a 70 per cent plunge in first-half net profit after falls in steel prices and warns the coronavirus outbreak will “heavily impact” its China business.

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Alumina profit halves on less China demand

Alumina's full-year adjusted net profit has halved as weaker Chinese demand hurt prices of alumina but the Australian miner says it expects some recovery in 2020.

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Political climate plummets Whitehaven profits 

Increased trade disputes between China and the US have resulted in Whitehaven Coal reporting a 91 per cent drop in net profits, from $305.8 million down to $27.4 million.

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Three new directors strengthen Rio Tinto board

Rio Tinto has announced the appointed of three new independent non-executive directors to the board, broadening its diversity, skillset and expertise.

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Rio Tinto to buy third RFDS jet for WA

A new state-of-the-art jet is set to join the Western Australian aeromedical fleet of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) following a further $15 million investment by Rio Tinto.

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Newmont brings autonomy to Boddington

Newmont Corporation has announced that its Board of Directors unanimously approved investment in an Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) at Boddington in Australia to enhance safety and productivity, while also extending mine life. Once fully operational in 2021, Boddington will be the world’s first open pit gold mine with an autonomous haul truck fleet.

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Top end open for business

The Northern Territory is better known for its tongue-in-cheek tourism campaigns than it is for

Products and Technology

Revolutionising conveyor health monitoring 

Taking real-time data and using it to enhance asset management, improve reliability and deliver ground-breaking predictive capabilities, Aura IQ is

People and Projects

A nickel renaissance 

It is 50 years since Western Australian nickel grabbed the world’s attention as a burgeoning commodity, and now new industries are placing it back on the global stage. 

Occupational Health and Safety

Improving the balance

Operating at the top of an industry recognised for continually pushing the envelope when it comes to export figures, it is unsurprising Rio Tinto would look to improve



Simplifying supply chains

When a Japan-bound ship carrying coal from Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal set sail from Queensland in August, it cemented a...

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