Jan du Plessis will reportedly step down as Rio Tinto chairman, a position he has held for eight years.
The iron ore price has dropped to its lowest mark in almost a month after falling below $US90 a tonne overnight.
BHP Billiton is investing US$2.2 billion ($2.9 billion) as part of its share in the development of the Mad Dog Phase 2 oil project in the Gulf of Mexico.
Intensifying the focus on shareholder value has been identified as a key trend for mining companies in Deloitte’s latest Tracking the Trends industry report.
Woodside Energy, together with Rio Tinto and BHP, are taking part in a joint study to assess the viability of using LNG-fuelled iron ore bulk carriers.
BHP Billiton has released an online auctioning platform for shippers to offer the best haulage price for commodities such as iron ore to its customers.
In Australia, the push for diverse workforces is a mining recruitment trend that looks like it is here to stay. However, don’t expect emerging technologies, like autonomous equipment, to heavily influence workforces just yet.
A Brazilian bank has filed a class action suit against BHP Billiton and joint venture partner Vale, over $2.2 billion notes used to fund the failed Samarco project.
Despite performance challenges South32 believes it remains on track to achieve the 2017 financial year production guidance set at most of its operations.
The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) is taking measures to help ensure an incident like the Samarco tailings dam failure does not happen again.
BHP Billiton has won a bid to acquire a majority share in the deep-water Trion oil field project in the Gulf of Mexico.
Vale, with joint venture partner BHP Billiton, expects to reveal when the Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil will restart in December.
Nickel miner Western Areas has secured another off-take contract, this time with an existing customer, BHP Billiton’s Nickel West.
As the Samarco joint venture considers reopening the mine, BHP Billiton has cleared US$181 million in funding for remediation work at the site.
Woodside has completed its acquisition of half of BHP’s Scarborough assets in the Carnarvon Basin in offshore Western Australia.
One of the most common ways multinationals take advantage of current laws to reduce their tax bill is through what’s known as transfer pricing.
Woodside has entered an agreement to acquire half of BHP Billiton’s Scarborough area assets in the Canarvon Basin, in offshore Western Australia.
BHP head of minerals in Australia, Mike Henry, has hit back against WA Nationals leader Brendon Grylls’ mining tax proposal which would make WA the highest iron ore tax region in the world.
The Minerals Council of Australia has rejected the need for a new iron ore tax following a decrease in the mining sector’s capital expenditure.
BHP Billiton has withdrawn from its Kurra Village FIFO camp in Newman, WA, securing a win for Nationals leader Terry Redman over the camp’s license extension.