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  1. March 6, 2014

    Recap brings Stobart minorities bad vibes

    Stobart Group, the company best known as a trucker, is taking off its tie and turning it into a headband. The group is...

  2. February 14, 2014

    Rays of hope from mining’s depths

    Mark Twain defined a mine as “a hole in the ground with a liar at the top”. Times have changed since sharp-talking promoters...

  1. December 16, 2013

    Global miners grounded after paying the price in 2013

    For mining 2013 brought a brutal upheaval when the chief executives from a trio of the industry’s biggest and best-known...

  2. August 20, 2013

    Questions over long hours culture

    Reports have linked the sad death of Moritz Erhardt, a 21-year-old summer intern at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, to the...

  3. August 16, 2013

    BHP Billiton in talks on alleged breaches of anti-corruption laws

    BHP Billiton has confirmed it is in talks with US regulatory agencies over possible fines for alleged breaches of...

  4. July 31, 2013

    Potash row set to hit producers’ profits

    Under the southern prairies of Canada’s Saskatchewan province lie vast deposits of potash, the vital ingredient in...

  5. April 18, 2013

    New BHP head to be paid less than Kloppers

    Andrew Mackenzie, the new chief executive of BHP Billiton, will be paid significantly less than his predecessor Marius...

  6. April 17, 2013

    BHP affirms full-year output forecasts

    BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest resources company by market value, has reaffirmed full-year production guidance in spite...

  7. February 28, 2013

    Rio Tinto appoints new finance director

    Rio Tinto has turned to a former BHP Billiton executive as the replacement for its longstanding finance director Guy...

  8. February 22, 2013

    Letter from Lex: seeking animal spirits

    The funny thing about all the deals going on at the moment is that everyone is saying they do not prove that animal spirits...

  9. February 22, 2013

    Miners’ gravy train is grinding to a halt

    Paying tribute this week to his departing chief executive, BHP Billiton chairman Jac Nasser highlighted the “exceptionally...

  10. February 21, 2013

    Kloppers’ legacy – iron ore pricing reform

    Marius Kloppers, who will leave BHP Billiton after five years as its chief executive, was loved and hated equally by...

  11. February 20, 2013

    Mining’s new guard focuses on returns

    For most of the past decade, mining executives aimed for higher, faster, stronger – a wave of merger and acquisitions,...

  12. FT Alphaville

    February 20, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York… FT ALPHAVILLE Were Japan’s trade figures really that bad? Kate refers to research from Societe...

  13. February 20, 2013

    Price restraint needed to aid IPO market

    “This thoroughly refurbished property nestles in the heart of private equity, just a short stroll from an initial public...

  14. February 20, 2013

    Kloppers’ legacy extends beyond deals

    BHP Billiton’s outgoing chief executive Marius Kloppers is likely to be remembered for deals – both those he did pull off...

  15. February 20, 2013

    Mackenzie, the investor-friendly scientist

    For many investors, particularly those in Australia, Andrew Mackenzie, the new chief executive of BHP Billiton, is something...

  16. FT Alphaville

    February 20, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian markets rose: The Kospi was 1.8% higher after the Bank of Korea’s governor made positive comments on the world...

  17. February 20, 2013

    Choice of oil geologist signals BHP shift

    BHP Billiton’s decision to pick as its new chief executive a geologist with a history in the oil industry highlights not...

  18. February 19, 2013

    BHP names insider to replace Kloppers

    BHP Billiton has named the head of its non-ferrous metals division Andrew Mackenzie as its chief executive, replacing Marius...

  19. FT Alphaville

    January 17, 2013

    The Albanese years (updated)

    A final word on Thursday’s defenestration of Rio boss Tom Albanense (via JP Morgan). (NB: The 55-year old mining engineer...

  20. 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...

  21. November 13, 2012

    BHP given extra four years on Olympic mine

    BHP Billiton has insisted that it is serious about expanding its Olympic Dam copper, gold and uranium mine in South...

  22. November 9, 2012

    Mining the right seam for succession

    There is quite a decent job going at BHP Billiton; the chance to gain money, fame and influence, in fact, as the next chief...

  23. FT Alphaville

    November 7, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Obama wins: Networks project victory for Barack Obama after Democrats lead in key states including Ohio. Democrats are...

  24. November 6, 2012

    BHP begins hunt for new chief

    BHP Billiton has quietly started looking for a successor to Marius Kloppers, chief executive, in what could herald a further...

  25. November 6, 2012

    BHP’s plans betoken Klopper success

    One green bottle, standing on the wall. BHP Billiton has started succession planning for the departure of chief executive...

  26. October 23, 2012

    BHP looks to selling Arizona copper mine

    BHP Billiton is exploring a sale of its Pinto Valley copper mine in Arizona, in the latest sign that the world’s largest...

  27. October 17, 2012

    BHP chief warns of end to record prices

    The chief executive of BHP Billiton has warned there will be no return to the record commodity prices enjoyed by the...

  28. September 18, 2012

    BHP puts freeze on executives’ pay

    BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest resources company by market value, will not increase the basic salaries of more than 100...

  29. September 10, 2012

    Coal groups add to Australian gloom

    BHP Billiton and rival Xstrata have added to concerns that Australia’s resources boom has peaked after announcing plans to...

  30. September 6, 2012

    Glencore highlights threat to mega-deals

    The possible collapse of a plan to combine trading house Glencore with miner Xstrata would lift the value of failed mergers...

  31. August 27, 2012

    ‘Supercycle’ fears weigh on mining groups

    Anglo American set the sombre tone. Falling prices and rising costs enfeebled the mining group’s businesses in the first...

  32. August 24, 2012

    BHP move puts focus on South Australia

    BHP Billiton this week shelved plans for the $20bn expansion of its Olympic Dam copper-uranium mine in South Australia,...

  33. August 23, 2012

    Minister backtracks on Australia ‘boom over’

    Australia’s resources minister was forced on Thursday to clarify remarks he made about the country’s resources boom in the...

  34. August 22, 2012

    Glencore’s familiar story of CEO hubris

    Deal-making is a game of chicken. So when Ivan Glasenberg, head of the world’s largest commodities trader, said this week...

  35. August 22, 2012

    BHP Billiton – managing slowdown

    When BHP Billiton pauses to rethink expansion of its $20bn Olympic Dam copper and uranium project in South Australia, it is...

  36. August 22, 2012

    BHP shelves Olympic Dam expansion

    BHP Billiton has called a halt to one of its so-called “mega-projects”, going back to the drawing board on its $20bn Olympic...

  37. FT Alphaville

    August 17, 2012

    BHP's untimely dilemma: shrinking cash flows

    As low cost producers, with arguably the best resources  in the world, it’s little wonder that BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto...

  38. 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...

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