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Australian industry leaders are trying to focus on the economics of BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam decision, but politics keep getting in the way

Barrick’s new CEO means business and is serious about abandoning the grow-at-all-costs mantra.

Awaruite, a naturally-occurring nickel-iron alloy, is being eyed as a potential new, commercial nickel source. Mark Mentiplay reports.

Coal traders are now concerned defaults by key China coal importers could trigger another price plunge. Jonathan Saul and Fayen Wong report.

Big miners fail on 2nd quarter fundamentals. Is reality replacing hype? Mark Mentiplay reports

Mining Science: Research is bringing more information to the growing debate about the personal, family and community impacts of the massive growth of fly-in fly-out employment structures in Australia. Rob Payne reports

Poverty stricken Sudan needs to boost its gold production to keep the economy afloat. Ulf Laessing reports

Vale results disappoint as sale price tumble 29%, profit falls 58.7% annually, EBITDA misses estimates, down 43.6%

It’s not expansion-for-expansion’s sake or pressure from vested interests, it’s transformational. Mark Mentiplay reports.

Ease back on capital spending, more cash for shareholders? Switch market focus to commodities under-supply rather too much product chasing slowing demand. Reuters market analyst Clyde Russell reports

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