Marius Kloppers

A galling lack of subtlety

Colin Barnett’s tough talk on iron ore has all the hallmarks of a government fearful of losing control of the narrative.

Mackenzie to take top job at BHP

BHP Billiton has selected the head of its global non-ferrous metals business, Andrew Mackenzie, to succeed chief executive Marius Kloppers, who will leave the global mining giant in May after six year

On the move

Stanford on board at St Ives

Ongoing economic uncertainty mirrored in local executives’ remuneration

Tougher economic times and increased scrutiny have put a cap on the growth of executive remuneration.

BHP has more time to decide on mine

Mining giant BHP Billiton has been given until 2016 to go ahead with the expansion of the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia, but the company still can't guarantee when or if the $30 billion project

Mining construction boom to taper off but still a long way from collapse

At the very end of an extraordinary week, a late announcement from an unlikely source – Transport Minister Troy Buswell – gave one of the few clear signals about future growth in the mining sector.

BHP decides: no new capital projects

Mining giant BHP Billiton has cancelled or postponed its two largest expansion projects, with the Olympic Dam development in South Australia formally scrapped today and the Outer Harbour project at Po

Kloppers loses bonus after $US3.3bn writedowns

BHP Billiton chief executive Marius Kloppers has agreed to forgo his annual bonus after announcing US$3.29 billion in write-downs, mostly on one of its American shale gas assets but also its Nickel We

Kloppers defends BHP at office opening

BHP Billiton chief executive Marius Kloppers has defended the global mining giant’s track record, saying it has outperformed its peers over the past six months, as rumours spread of BHP contractors la

Uncertain investment environment puts pressure on local and multinational players

AS the world enters its fifth year of economic turbulence and even the best-insulated businesses in Western Australia are being affected, the factors that determine business influence in this state ar

Analysis: the real effect of talking down iron ore

Is the window really closing on new investment in Western Australia’s iron ore industry, or are BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto playing their old game of making life tough for junior miners and anyone else

BHP won't spend $80bn on expansion: Nasser

BHP Billiton chairman Jacques Nasser says the global miner will not spend the $80 billion on growth projects that it said it would, stepping back from previous commitments.

Today's Business Headlines

BHP heat on PM over carbon compo – The Aus; Strike action to affect ports as pay talks fail – The Aus; BHP’s Kloppers mends Chinese fences – The Fin; Labor softens on planner regime – The Fin; Biotech sale rewards investors with $60m – The West

Today's Business Headlines

Tea party brewing in west - The Aus; Iron ore to drive Budget surplus – The West; WA uses charities to seek funding deal – The Fin; Austal 'OK' with man overboard Browning – The West; Kloppers pay bounces with BHP performance – The Aus

Climate change debate hots up

BHP Billiton chief executive Marius Kloppers has stirred debate with his forthright advocacy of action on climate change.

Iron ore wagon may soon be uncoupled

China’s property market is a giant bubble and Australian analysts have failed to understand its implications.

Barnett looks for bargaining chip in the main game

The effects of a BHP Billiton-Rio Tinto JV would be felt all around the world.

Today's Business Headlines

CBA admits Storm Financial 'shortcomings'; Bank chiefs warn on funding gap; Corporate lawyers join forces; Another blow for investors in agri-schemes; Iron ore joint venture under fire for monopolisation

No deal in Barnett, Kloppers meeting

Premier Colin Barnett says no agreement has been reached with BHP Billiton chief executive Marius Kloppers on the issue of royalties post a proposed Pilbara iron ore merger with Rio Tinto following an hour-and-a-half long meeting today.

BHP reports 57% drop in H1 net profit

BHP Billiton chief executive Marius Kloppers has admitted the Ravensthorpe nickel operation was not the "finest investment decision" as the miner reported a 56.5 per cent drop in first half profit.

BHP flags further $6bn iron ore upgrade

BHP Billiton Ltd is close to sanctioning another stage of its Pilbara iron ore expansion but chief executive Marius Kloppers kept quiet on plans to build an outer habour in Port Hedland.

Today's Business Headlines

Burke faces threat of charges; Stand-off over merger bid; 'Deeper, darker scarier' warning unnerves investors; Steven Goh back with Bell tilt at online trades; PM banks on budget revenue surge.