RECENT NEWS
The Australian  Feb 24  Comment 
BHP Billiton’s cost-cutting has buoyed first-half profit amid sliding oil and iron ore prices, leading it to beat expectations.
Reuters  Feb 24  Comment 
Global miner BHP Billiton on Tuesday batted away suggestions of a turnaround in iron ore prices anytime soon - a bad omen for smaller producers struggling close to the break even point.
WA Business News  Feb 24  Comment 
Atlas Iron and BC Iron have both reported big losses following impairments and a race to cut costs as iron ore prices remain depressed.
WA Business News  Feb 24  Comment 
The Australian  Feb 24  Comment 
The Australian  Feb 23  Comment 
BC Iron has swung to a steep first-half loss as slumping iron ore prices continue to weigh on the junior miner.
WA Business News  Feb 23  Comment 
Mining giant BHP Billiton's half year net profit has dived by 47.4 per cent to $US4.3 billion ($A5.52 billion) after a period of plummeting iron ore prices.
The Australian  Feb 23  Comment 
RIO Tinto has been granted access to Brazilian rival Vale’s Guinean iron ore mine plans amid a bitter legal dispute.
WA Business News  Feb 23  Comment 
A depreciating currency and encouraging demand over the medium term spells good news for the state’s mining juniors, if they can ride out short-term fluctuations.
The Australian  Feb 20  Comment 
THE world’s largest iron ore producer, Brazil’s Vale, has increased its production of the steelmaking commodity despite the price halving in the past year.




 
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