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Wednesday December 2, 2009XSTRATA has given China's Zijin Mining a flying start to its $1.28-a-share takeover bid for Indophil, Xstrata's partner in the Tampakan copper/gold deposit in the Philippines.
Wednesday December 2, 2009XSTRATA has given China's Zijin Mining a flying start to its $1.28-a-share takeover bid for Melbourne-based Indophil, Xstrata's partner in the world-class Tampakan copper/gold deposit on the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines.
Thursday September 10, 2009BHP Billiton's proposed Olympic Dam copper/uranium/gold mine expansion in South Australia's outback is set to become the group's most expensive undertaking, with analysts estimating an all-up cost of $US15-20 billion ($A23 billion).
Tuesday August 18, 2009LEADING gold producer Newcrest has been chased higher on the market after posting a better than expected June-year profit and again increasing dividends.
Monday August 17, 2009YOU don€™t expect success when you invite your neighbour in for some drinks and offer him half price for his house.
Monday June 8, 2009RIO TINTO'S reporting of its March quarter profit got overlooked in last week's about-face on its $US19.2 billion ($24.2 billion) bailout by Chinalco and its replacement with a $US21 billion raising from a rights issue and its iron ore compact with BHP Billiton.
Monday June 8, 2009RIO TINTO's report of its March-quarter profit got overlooked, with last week's aborted Chinalco deal and its replacement with a $US21 billion ($A26 billion) raising from a rights issue and its iron ore compact with BHP Billiton.
Friday December 12, 2008COPPER cables used to earth electricity are being cut away from power poles in the Illawarra and sold on the black market by thieves looking to make an easy dollar.
Monday July 7, 2008STEALING from electricity providers has become one of the fastest-growing forms of theft in NSW. The soaring price of copper is enticing thieves into increasingly brazen and foolhardy acts in their quest for electrical wire.
Tuesday June 24, 2008The industrial sector of the Australian sharemarket is in the grip of a bear market, but in the resources sector the "stronger for longer" commodity prices driven by China continue to persuade players that a bird in the hand is better than two in the bush.
Friday May 9, 2008BOUGAINVILLE COPPER is back on Rio Tinto's agenda.
Wednesday April 30, 2008What's new? Oxiana recently announced production figures for the March quarter, which revealed a strong performance at the Sepon and Golden Grove mines. Both operations achieved record production volumes and, although there was some evidence of cost inflation, this was more than offset by higher copper prices.
Thursday February 21, 2008REBOUNDING copper prices and confirmation that its game-changing $1.1 billion Prominent Hill copper/gold project was on track to produce its first metal in the December quarter has allowed Oxiana to shake-off its recent share price doldrums.
Saturday March 17, 2007UNIVERSAL Resources has demonstrated the pitfalls of basing a mining project on boom-time prices.
Wednesday March 7, 2007A RARE copper box used as a rain filter that has sat atop Newcastle's Christ Church Cathedral since 1903 was stolen in the latest spate of thefts believed to be spurred by a rise in copper prices late last year.
Wednesday May 17, 2006BHP BILLITON has served up something of a second prize to the Zug-based Xstrata by selling it the Tintaya copper project in the Peruvian Andes for $US750 million ($A984 million).