North Australia Digest – 18/01/2013

The Australian The future of the world’s third largest miner was being questioned by global investors yesterday as Rio Tinto announced a $US14 billion write-down of its aluminium and coal assets. As […]

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North Australia Digest – 17/01/2013

The Australian A Gillard government plan aimed at saving struggling local industries could see major resources and infrastructure companies forced to prove they spend heavily with local manufacturers. Union leaders have led […]

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North Australia Digest – 16/01/2013

The Australian Rio Tinto has flagged more job cuts at Australian coalmines as depressed prices and high cost make continued cost cutting necessary. The big miner is expected to log its worst […]

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North Australia Digest – 21/12/2012

The Australian Financial Review Federal Labour MP Andrew Leigh’s comments predicting a rise in commodity prices could drive the federal budget in to surplus have been rejected by WA Premier Colin Barnett. […]

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North Australia Digest – 14/01/2013

The Australian A recent surge in iron ore prices has not been enough to lift profits beyond levels needed to trigger the mining tax, meaning that for the second straight quarter revenue […]

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North Australia Digest – 11/01/2013

The Australian Key economic figures show the Chinese economy is recovering at a rate exceeding market expectations.  China’s trade surplus rose sharply last month, with export growth more than quadrupling from November, […]

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North Australia Digest – 10/01/2013

Here is a digest of the major stories that have impacted Northern Australia over the past three weeks. The Australian A major new survey commissioned by SBS shows most Australians believe the […]

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