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Iron ore market analysis indicates ‘deterioration’

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=TxKdaEb6nI0] ALAN HEAP, Managing Director of Global Commodity Analysis on global iron ore and steel II More weakness, not just volatility, can be expected in the world iron ore market, according to Alan Heap, Managing Director of Global Commodity Analysis for Citi Investment Research. All the latest pointers are for further deterioration both within the…

28 Nov 2008, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport | Rail

Rail at a ‘crossroads’ says Don Telford

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=yIhV6eIeqmk] DON TELFORD, Chairman of Australasian Railway Association & CEO of Asciano Australasian Railway Association Chairman Don Telford says rail is at a crossroads and needs funding after years of neglect to realise its full potential as a safe, clean and labour-efficient mode of transport. While he doesn’t think the economic slowdown will impact much…

10 Nov 2008, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

Austmine 2009 to show world-class technology

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=CnYdg-JojOk] PREMIER MIKE RANN talks Austmine 2009 One spin-off benefit of the mining boom is world-class Australian technology that itself earns substantial and increasing export income. This is reflected by export revenues forecast in the last major review of the mining technology services sector by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE). The…

22 Oct 2008, by Informa Australia

Health & Healthcare

Improved labelling ‘critical’ in addressing obesity epidemic

Improved labelling is critical in addressing the obesity epidemic, says Heart Foundation spokesperson Anne-Marie Mackintosh, but it is only one part of a multi-strategy campaign. Labelling can help people make healthier food choices and in doing so, people are more likely to follow the Australian dietary guidelines which are the key to improving overall health,…

22 Oct 2008, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

Coal seam gas is long-term

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh3AwkpVsU8] DON McMILLAN, Principal Engineer, Oil Gas CBM Services Oil price fluctuation will have little impact on plans to develop Queensland’s vast coal seam gas (CSG) reserves, says industry specialist Don McMillan. “[The end product] Liquid natural gas (LNG) is a very long term investment,” he says. “You’ve seen the numbers people have been prepared…

20 Oct 2008, by Informa Australia

Defence & Security

Attorney-General to speak at Counter Terrorism Summit

Attorney-General Robert McClelland will be a keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual Counter Terrorism Summit in Melbourne on 28-29 October. Mr McClelland will speak on the Federal Government’s national security agenda and counter terrorism laws. The conference will cover a range of issues from a global risk assessment to emergency management, and feature international and…

13 Oct 2008, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport | Planning & Design

Expert speaks out on Sydney traffic

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=er-rigZWCqM] KEN DOBINSON, former NSW Roads and Traffic Authority Director current Director of the advocacy group FROGS, or 10,000 Friends of Greater Sydney The charging system on sections of Sydney’s road network needs to be applied more cleverly in the interests of better traffic management, says former Roads and Traffic Authority Director Ken Dobinson. ‘We…

8 Oct 2008, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport | Rail

Economy to rely more on rail

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=D63afzt1uV0] BRYAN NYE, CEO, Australasian Railway Association Rail will play an increasing role in the Australian economy as exports, trade between the states and passenger traffic expand, says Bryan Nye, CEO of the Australasian Rail Association. With so much of Australia’s exports such as iron ore and coal relying on rail, it will be vital…

8 Oct 2008, by Informa Australia

Defence & Security | Maritime and Transport

Closing out terrorism by tracking criminality

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEd0Jgvjw30] Australian port and maritime security agencies are tracking criminal activity in an effort to identify security weaknesses that terrorists might also exploit. “Criminals and their activities tend to reveal vulnerabilities in maritime regimes and processes that could be exploited by terrorists,” says Paul Retter, Executive Director of the Federal Government’s Office of Transport Security.…

11 Sep 2008, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

Spot iron ore trade set for more growth

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp3A7cD-grs] The spot market trade in iron ore will continue to grow but will not replace term contracts, says Kamal Naqvi, Head of Hedge Fund Coverage for Credit Suisse’s Commodities Group. “Over time we’ll see this as part of the process of further development of the iron ore market, much as we’ve seen in a…

11 Sep 2008, by Informa Australia
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