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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North Australia Digest – 21/12/2012

The Australian Metallurgical Corporation of China is putting a $3 billion iron ore project in Western Australia on hold and will pull its staff out of Perth by the end of next […]

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North Australia Digest – 19/12/2012

The Australian A “high-level advisory report” to Australia’s energy and resources ministers warns that restrictions on shipping uranium could hinder the country from becoming a major supplier of the resource. Although Australia […]

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North Australia Digest – 18/12/2012

The Australian Iron ore prices have risen to a five-month high as China’s leadership change gives confidence to a rebound in demand for the commodity. On Friday, benchmark iron ore prices at […]

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North Australia Digest – 17/12/2012

The Australian The results of the upcoming election in Japan could have major implications for Australia’s uranium sector. The Liberal Democratic party – who, according to recent polls, are likely to take […]

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North Australia Digest – 12/12/2012

The Australian The Northern Territory government is hoping to finalise an agreement with gas company ENI today which is said to be “critical” to keeping Rio Tinto’s loss-making aluminium refinery open, potentially […]

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