Richest Australian loses in family trust fight

Eldest daughter of Gina Rinehart wins control of A$4bn vehicle

Fortescue soars on China investment talk

Shares in Australian miner up 15% on reports of approach

Productivity: It’s a drag

Restoring output levels is crucial to boosting living standards and filling tax coffers

EU turns up heat on cheap steel imports

Glut from China and Russia sparks growing protectionism

Australia rejects iron ore inquiry

Decision a victory for Rio and BHP in dispute with rival Fortescue

Tata Steel disappoints with $615m annual net loss

Group is hit by write-offs and UK strike threat

Great Barrier Reef: Battle under the sea

Environmentalists wage a high-profile campaign against Australia’s mighty coal industry

Rio Tinto puts aluminium assets on block

Sale is sign of miners adjusting to commodities downturn

Tata Steel takes $785m writedown

Indian group cuts value of European steel assets

Mondi: a world of its own

In the era of Amazon’s corrugated cardboard deliveries, packaging is the place to be

Iron ore: not a blast

Despite a recent bounce, do not expect prices to continue upward direction

Syngenta rejects blockbuster Monsanto bid

Swiss group says unsolicited move from US company valuing its shares at $46bn is not fair reflection

ArcelorMittal trims earnings outlook

Steelmaker continues to grapple with falling iron ore prices

Palmer wins latest round of Citic battle

Court dismisses claims magnate’s company misused A$12m for election fund

Iron ore rally starts to fade

Miners show no sign of cutting supply despite China slowdown

Plastic recyclers struggle after oil rout

Bottle makers favour new plastic over recycled alternative

Plastic recyclers face meltdown

Waste Management CEO warns of financial crisis in the industry

Japan’s trading houses rethink strategy

Soured deals force groups to explore revamping business models

US growth drives Caterpillar forward

Lift in profit forecasts signals worst is over equipment maker

BHP puts the brakes on iron ore expansion

Anglo-Australian miner slows output amid drop in prices

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