Article – Iron ore slump hits junior miners hardest

15 July 2014 Marty McCarthy ABC Rural A commodities expert says some Northern Territory iron ore producers may be struggling to stay afloat, despite a stable iron price because they are too […]

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Article – India’s coal shortage a boon for Australian miners

15 July 2014 Vicky Validakis Australian Mining In what could be good news for Australia’s coal industry, India’s power plants are running out of stock, forcing the country to increase its import […]

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Article – Export income set to rise

14 July 2014 Hailey Renault North West Star AS CONFIDENCE builds for Queensland’s export industries, the slump in copper prices this year is forecast to continue. This is despite Townsville-based Senator Ian […]

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Article – A Japanese Hamlet Is Now an Economics Lab

17 July 2014 Keiko Ujikane Business Week Tomiyoshi Kurogoushi sighs as he looks over the terraced rice fields that generations of his family tended in the mountains of central Japan. Most are […]

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Article – Chinese buyers for Kimberley sugar mill

16 July 2014 Tyne McConnon ABC Rural The Chinese company developing the second stage of the Ord irrigation scheme in Western Australia, has bought the old Kununurra sugar mill. Kimberley Agricultural Investments […]

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Article – Pilbara expansion boosts Rio Tinto iron ore output

16 July 2014 Cecilia Jamasmie Giant miner Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) said second-quarter iron-ore production increased 11% in its fiscal first half, after expanding several vast mines in the remote Pilbara region of Western […]

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Article – Carbon tax axing tipped to help keep farmers 'profitable'

18 July 2014 ABC News The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) of WA says the abolition of the carbon tax will improve the competitiveness of Australian producers in the international market. The […]

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Article – Barges to solve big problem

14 July 2014 Ben Leahy and Nick Evans The West Australian Trans-shipping companies are targeting Port Hedland Ports major players as well as mining juniors as part of their push to win […]

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Article – Special economic zones could work for Northern Australia: World Bank economist

David Sparkes Business Acumen A WORLD Bank senior economist says Northern Australia could host two or three special economic zones to tap into the economic growth expected in Asia this century. Douglas […]

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Article – New deal with Japan revives Robert Menzies’ era, says Tony Abbott

8 July 2014 Sid Maher The Australian A HISTORIC trade deal to be signed today between Tony Abbott and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to spark a new wave of […]

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