The first contribution of the Roy Hill project has failed to balance the impact of falling iron prices on the accounts of Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting which recorded a one third drop in net profit from operations to $443 million.
Perth-based miner South32 has entered into an agreement to buy the Metropolitan Colliery and a 16.7 per cent stake in the Port Kembla coal terminal in NSW from Peabody Energy Corporation for $US200 million ($A261 million) in cash.
The youngest son of the late John Roberts, who founded construction company Multiplex, has joined the board of Mineral Resources, filling the seat left vacant when long-serving director Joe Ricciardo retired in April.
Emeco Holdings has sought to reassure investors that its planned three-way tie-up with Orionstone and Andy’s Earthmovers is progressing smoothly, despite news that one of the parties involved has received a takeover bid of its own.
Soon-to-be lithium miner Galaxy Resources has expanded an existing agreement with investment group OCP Asia to borrow a further $16 million to meet working capital costs until first revenue is achieved at its Mt Cattlin mine.
Fortescue Metals Group has announced major changes to its leadership, with a new chief executive taking the reins and its directors taking a hands-on role to support an updated strategy that focuses on producing more higher-grade iron ore.
Downsizing in the resources sector is outstripping emerging demand from technology, medical and education businesses for CBD office space according to a new report by independent property research firm Y Research.
The state government is planning to restrict new residential developments in the west end of Port Hedland while also implementing a new regulatory framework for air quality in the town, which is located adjacent to large iron ore stockpiles.