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2017 Energy Mining & Utilities (EMU) report

Report Highlights Cross-hairs on South America and Africa: Investments in South America and Africa saw near-record numbers in 2017, as companies stabilized and adapted operations to the new price...

Core Exploration has applied for a Mineral Lease

Core Exploration Limited(ASX:CXO) (“Core” or “the Company”) has applied for a Mineral Lease (“ML”) over its 100 per cent owned Grants Lithium Deposit, one...

Rio Tinto Boyne Aluminium Smelter

Heaps of jobs to go for metal operation in CQ

A multinational company is planning huge redundancies for its metal processing operations in Central Queensland. Boyne Aluminum Smelter will cut output and a “significant number of jobs”...

Lithium industry expected to boom in NT

The Northern Territory is hoping to tap into the growing lithium market, with a record number of mining companies exploring in the state. Ian Scrimgeour from the NT Department of Mines and Energy...

Peabody’s bankruptcy claim is a symbol of coal’s end

The announcement that Peabody Energy, the world’s largest non-government coal company, is to file for bankruptcy in the United States is one of more symbolic than substantive significance. In the US...

China to axe 1.8 million jobs in coal sector

In one of the largest lay-offs in history, China has announced plans to axe 1.8 million workers in the coal and steel industries. The cuts are part of the country’s plans to deal with a slowing...

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BHP “simplification” leads to management cuts

BHP Billiton today announced a new “simplified” operating model to accelerate productivity and create a more agile company “ready to respond to the challenges and opportunities...