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Mining & Resources

China continues to play crucial role in Australia’s mining sector

China has always enjoyed a strong business relationship with Australia, particularly as the latter's mining industry rose to prominence. A recent analysis of Australian mineral exports to key Asian markets suggests this will continue to be the case. The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) released its latest export figures at the start of this month,…

11 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

IMF: Mining exports will offset investment losses

Mining engineering investment may be winding down, but the sector will continue to make significant contributions to the Australian economy. A new International Monetary Fund (IMF) report said the resources boom has reached its peak, although a significant rise in exports will underpin the industry for years to come. The IMF stated Australia's terms of…

18 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Jim Beyer

Mount Gibson Iron Limited is an independent producers of high quality direct shipping grade iron ore products. The company operates three mines and established port and rail transport solutions throughout Western Australia. The company's CEO, Jim Beyer will be speaking at the 2014 Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast conference, to be held on the 11-12…

4 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

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Mining supercycle ‘still going strong’

Australia's mining boom is not over, new research has revealed, although the market will undergo changes in the near future. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) described the country's resources performance over recent years as a "supercycle", with incredible demand from China and other emerging markets driving iron ore, base metals and coal. However, a report…

11 Dec 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

The new Iron Age

By Francis Browne, Editorial Director – Price Group, Platts. Francis will be presenting at the Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast conference, to be held on the 11th and 12th March 2014 in Perth. The last decade has witnessed a change in fortunes for steel makers and miners, the communities they serve and that serve them. Iron ore…

22 Nov 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Industry experts deem Nickel Pig Iron innovations the most pressing issue for 2014

The global nickel market is currently facing a number of challenges and uncertainties. In the last edition of International Mining & Metals (IMM) Insights we asked our readers what they consider the most pressing issue the industry is facing in 2014. With 56% of the votes, Nickel Pig Iron (NPI) innovations clearly dominate the field.…

29 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

BHP Billiton: Flexibility needed in mining industry

Mining giant BHP Billiton has warned that companies may need to become more flexible if they are to adequately deal with changing market conditions. The news may encourage businesses to consider their current approach to mining training, with BHP stating that more agile firms will reap the benefits. In its annual report, published yesterday (September…

27 Sep 2013, by Informa Insights

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What is the most pressing issue the global nickel industry is facing in 2014?

Stumbling commodity prices have forced mining companies to take a hard look at their operational efficiencies and to re-evaluate the margins of certain projects. And like most commodities, nickel has not had a particularly encouraging 2013 with the metal price currently at US$13,966/t. In addition, the latest statistics from the International Nickel Study Group show…

23 Sep 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Mining boss: Iron ore boom not over

Mining engineering and the resources sector in general are likely to continue being of central importance to the Australian economy. But have mining profits peaked? Well, according to Morgan Ball, managing director of BC Iron, the resources boom is still in full swing. Speaking to Sue Lannin of the ABC, he said his organisation continues…

6 Sep 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Iron ore market: Too much emphasis on short-term considerations in long-term forecasts

The current price for iron ore of $156.27 a tonne is the best since October 2011. We had the chance to speak to Magnus Ericsson, Chairman at Raw Materials Group about long-term iron ore market trends and foreign investments in mining projects. IMM Events: At the 2012 Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast conference you…

16 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

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“Strong future” for Australian uranium industry

Australia's uranium industry is set for a strong future, federal resources and energy minister Gary Gray has claimed. Speaking at the Australian Uranium and Rare Earths Conference in Fremantle on Wednesday (July 17), the politician argued that the country is excellently placed to take advantage of a boost in market conditions for the commodity. "Australia…

23 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Assessing global nickel demand

“China is absolutely dominating demand, being virtually the ONLY growing market for nickel and stainless steel over the past decade”, Macquarie Securities’ Chairman Commodities Research, Jim Lennon said in a recent interview with IMM Events. Earlier this year, industry professionals came together at the China Nickel Conference in Shanghai to discuss the latest market trends…

24 Jun 2013, by Informa Insights