China’s Yancoal: a foreign investment risk?

Yancoal, a miner controlled by the Chinese government, is looking to buy up coal assets in the Hunter Valley, as well as a major stake in the world’s largest coal port in Newcastle.

Bright prospects for Hancock

Western Australian miner Hancock Prospecting has invested more than and made more acquisitions than any other private company in the state over the last three years.

Can commodity producers resist the temptations of the up cycle?

Anytime you hear the mantra "this time it will be different," it's probably best to assume the same old cycle will repeat itself.

New planning laws could impact value of future mines

Anglo American’s Drayton South expansion project in the Hunter Valley was refused consent again on Thursday.

BHP: we don’t need any acquisitions

BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie has said that BHP has no plans to embark on a spending spree, despite recording bumper cashflow and earnings driven by a buoyant iron ore price.

Queensland coal asset sale could net Rio Tinto $2 billion

Rio Tinto may be considering the sale of two more coal mines in Queensland worth around $2 billion.

Blair Athol reopening, bringing 600 jobs

The Daily Mercury reports that the Queensland Government has approved the transfer of mining leases for the Blair Athol mine, paving the way for its reopening.

South32 announces record profits in 2016

Mining and base metals company, South32 has announced its first dividend to investors following a record $620 million profit.

Concerns over Yancoal bid for Rio’s Hunter mines as FIRB review lingers

Yancoal is facing a tough task to build its financial war chest to spend $3 billion on Rio Tinto’s Hunter Valley coal assets, but deal-makers are questioning the response regulators will deliver.

Australia to vet infrastructure investment for geopolitical risks

Australia will weigh long-term geopolitical considerations when it vets proposals by foreigners to buy critical infrastructure assets such as power grids and ports, the government said on Tuesday.

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