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    1. February 10, 2013

      Equity and debt markets reawaken M&A

      Over the past week, the world of mergers and acquisitions has exploded back into life. Michael Dell’s planned $24bn buyout...

    2. January 29, 2013

      Anglo joins the miner writedowns

      Out, damned spot! Three big global mining houses are expunging past acquisition and capital expenditure excesses with hefty...

    1. January 27, 2013

      Miners rein in unbridled expansion plans

      Sam Walsh’s first message to his employees could have been directed at the mining sector at large. The new chief executive...

    2. January 23, 2013

      BHP update fuels writedown speculation

      BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest resources company by market value, has fuelled speculation of possible asset writedowns by...

    3. January 20, 2013

      Rio Tinto and the Pilbara

      Departing chief executives and $14bn writedowns aside, Rio Tinto last week reported record iron ore production and shipments...

    4. January 18, 2013

      Aluminium was bad for Rio Tinto’s health

      The mystery of Tom Albanese is not why he had to go, but how he lasted so long as chief executive of Rio Tinto. His initial...

    5. January 17, 2013

      Rio looks to build after writedowns

      Aluminium is the metal of choice for the automotive, aerospace and packaging industries thanks to its lightweight, malleable...

    6. January 17, 2013

      Bad timing cost Albanese his job at Rio

      For Tom Albanese, timing was everything. And the two acquisitions that on Thursday cost Rio Tinto $14bn, and Mr Albanese his...

    7. January 17, 2013

      Dismissignation wins credit for Du Plessis

      And then there were none. The resignation-cum-sacking of Rio Tinto’s Tom Albanese means the four largest London-listed...

    8. January 17, 2013

      Rio view mirror

      How cynical of Rio Tinto, two days after announcing record iron ore production and shipments, to hit investors with such bad...

    9. January 17, 2013

      Albanese joins the exit of top miners

      For a while, it seemed that Tom Albanese would be the last one standing among the chief executives of the world’s largest...

    10. January 17, 2013

      Albanese joins the exit of top miners

      For a while, it seemed Tom Albanese would be the last chief executive of the world’s largest miners left standing. With...

    11. January 17, 2013

      Petrofac misses rally on Algeria fears

      Petrofac underperformed a rising FTSE 100 on Thursday as concerns grew about the oil services group’s exposure to Algeria....

    12. November 25, 2012

      French minister digs in for steel battle

      As someone who enjoys the limelight, Arnaud Montebourg, France’s telegenic industry minister, knows how to pick his battles....

    13. November 23, 2012

      ArcelorMittal rejects steelworks proposal

      ArcelorMittal, the biggest steelmaker by tonnes produced, has accused the government in France of putting the future of...

    14. October 7, 2012

      Aluminium: Shock and ore

      Sayanogorsk is the town that aluminium built. More than 2,000 miles from Moscow, in Russia’s Siberian hinterland, the...

    15. September 17, 2012

      Aluminium bears hold sway despite rally

      Aluminium is a paradox. Demand for the world’s most widely used metal after steel is growing faster than for almost any...

    16. August 28, 2012

      Osborne boosts north-east enterprise zone

      A proposed extension of the north-east enterprise zone will be announced on Wednesday by George Osborne during a trip to...

    17. August 3, 2012

      BHP takes $2.84bn writedown on shale gas

      Marius Kloppers, chief executive of BHP Billiton, will not take a bonus this year, after the world’s biggest resources...

    18. June 25, 2012

      Lugo rallies resistance in Paraguay

      Fernando Lugo, ousted as president of Paraguay in what he said was an “institutional coup”, summoned his ministers to a...

    19. June 20, 2012

      Rio Tinto to spend $4bn on iron ore unit

      Rio Tinto is to spend $4.2bn on expanding its iron ore business in Australia and Guinea, in spite of concerns about Chinese...

    20. March 8, 2012

      Tata Steel hits at electricity prices

      Tata Steel, one of Britain’s largest electricity users, says UK green policies are putting it at such a disadvantage to its...

    21. March 6, 2012

      Plants’ fates reveal plight of north-east

      The events of a single day have provided a stark illustration of the economic roller-coaster being ridden by workers in...

    22. February 9, 2012

      Rio Tinto takes $9bn hit on Alcan deal

      The top two executives at Rio Tinto will not take a bonus this year after the mining company was forced to take a $8.8bn hit...

    23. December 2, 2011

      Rio to finish aluminium upgrade

      Rio Tinto will spend $2.7bn to complete an upgrade of a Canadian aluminium smelter, in a sign of its bullishness about...

    24. November 29, 2011

      Mining decline has brought coals to Newcastle

      The coal mines of northern England were once the fuel of an industrial revolution that propelled Britain to international...

    25. November 21, 2011

      Rio Tinto / Hathor: power struggle

      Rio Tinto is long uranium. Trouble is, the short-term outlook for this nuclear fuel has rarely seemed grimmer. A fifth of...

    26. November 16, 2011

      Energy costs blamed as Rio axes smelter

      Fears that energy-intensive industry could be hit by government climate-change policies were heightened on Wednesday after...

    27. November 16, 2011

      UK youth jobless total passes one million

      Ministers are under pressure to take fresh measures to help young people after youth unemployment rose above 1m while the...

    28. November 15, 2011

      16. Cynthia Carroll

      Company: Anglo American Last year’s position: 12 Age: 54 Nationality: American Sector: Mining Location: UK/South Africa When...

    29. October 17, 2011

      Rio Tinto: pushing aluminium

      It is almost painful to review the presentation Rio Tinto made at the time of its US$38bn all-cash offer for Montreal’s...

    30. October 17, 2011

      Rio Tinto to divest $8bn of aluminium assets

      Rio Tinto is to divest an estimated $8bn of aluminium assets as the miner seeks to cut costs and improve the financial...

    31. July 26, 2011

      Tax threat to Australian mining all hot air

      It is no secret that the Australian mining sector is enjoying a once-in-a-century boom. Not since the end of the 19th...

    32. March 31, 2011

      Rusal and aluminium: waiting game

      Everything comes to those who wait. Aluminium has lagged behind other commodities in the latest upswing. That has meant a...

    33. March 29, 2011

      Rio changes tack in Riversdale pursuit

      Rio Tinto has switched course in its pursuit of Riversdale Mining, a developer of coking coal deposits in Mozambique, after...

    34. February 10, 2011

      Rio Tinto set for $5bn share buy-back

      Rio Tinto is to buy back $5bn of shares, underlining the extent of its cash accumulation after a year when soaring iron ore...

    35. February 10, 2011

      Rio Tinto

      What a difference two years can make. In early 2009, Rio Tinto was frazzled and, mid-crisis, groaning under $40bn of Alcan...

    36. February 9, 2011

      LSE and TMX bet on commodities super-cycle

      A mixture of approval, resignation and concern rippled through Canada’s investment community on Wednesday over the proposed...

    37. January 14, 2011

      Hong Kong enjoys fourth straight week of gains

      Hong Kong stocks made their fourth successive weekly advance on strength for banking and property but inflation fears...

    38. December 23, 2010

      Rio Tinto lifts bid to A$3.9bn for Riversdale

      Rio Tinto has heightened its pursuit of Riversdale Mining, the Australian coking coal group, with a new A$3.9bn (US$3.9bn)...

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