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Market Watch
Rio Tinto swings to loss, drops dividend policySYDNEY--Rio Tinto PLC scrapped its dividend policy after slumping to an annual
Rio Tinto swings to loss, drops dividend policy
Market Watch / Posted an hour ago
SYDNEY--Rio Tinto PLC scrapped its dividend policy after slumping to an annual loss, effectively conceding it had misread the strength of China's commodities demand and the potential returns from aggressively expanding iron-ore production from... Read more
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Market Watch
Rio Tinto, 5 others quit London Metal ExchangeSix companies, including the world's second-biggest iron ore exporter, have all
Rio Tinto, 5 others quit London Metal Exchange
Market Watch / Posted 3 days ago
Six companies, including the world's second-biggest iron ore exporter, have all given up their membership of the London Metal Exchange, the metals bourse said Friday. Anglo-Australian mining powerhouse Rio Tinto Ltd. resigned as a category five... Read more
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Market Watch
Moody’s cuts rating on Western Australia iron oreSYDNEY -- Moody’s Investors Service cut its rating on Western Australia, one of
Moody’s cuts rating on Western Australia iron ore
Market Watch / Posted 3 days ago
SYDNEY -- Moody’s Investors Service cut its rating on Western Australia, one of the world’s major iron-ore hubs, as a sharp downturn in prices for the steelmaking commodity puts increasing strain on the state’s finances. The ratings agency said on... Read more
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Business Spectator
Global mining stocks rally, but risks remainMining stocks, the market's punching bag of 2015, are the darlings of 2016—so f
Global mining stocks rally, but risks remain
Business Spectator / Posted 5 days ago
Mining stocks, the market's punching bag of 2015, are the darlings of 2016—so far. Shares of battered miners such as Anglo American PLC, BHP Billiton Ltd and Glencore PLC have surged in recent days, propelled by a rally in commodities, a weakening... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Global mining stocks rally, but risks remainInvestors fear 'bull trap' as BHP Billiton and other mining stocks bounce from
Global mining stocks rally, but risks remain
The Courier Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Investors fear 'bull trap' as BHP Billiton and other mining stocks bounce from lows. Mining stocks, the market's punching bag of 2015, are the darlings of 2016—so far. Shares of battered miners such as Anglo American PLC, BHP Billiton Ltd and... Read more
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Business Spectator
Glencore rating cut to just above junkStandard & Poor’s cut Glencore PLC’s credit rating to a notch above junk status
Glencore rating cut to just above junk
Business Spectator / Posted 6 days ago
Standard & Poor’s cut Glencore PLC’s credit rating to a notch above junk status Thursday, citing new concerns about low commodity prices and putting the mining titan perilously close to a rating level it vowed to avoid. The Standard & Poor’s Ratings... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Glencore rating cut to just above junkStandard & Poor’s cut Glencore’s credit rating to a notch above junk status. S
Glencore rating cut to just above junk
The Courier Mail / Posted 6 days ago
Standard & Poor’s cut Glencore’s credit rating to a notch above junk status. Standard & Poor’s cut Glencore PLC’s credit rating to a notch above junk status Thursday, citing new concerns about low commodity prices and putting the mining titan... Read more
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Swissinfo
Glencore Credit Rating Cut to Lowest Investment Grade at S&P(Bloomberg) -- Glencore Plc’s credit rating was cut to the lowest investment gr
Glencore Credit Rating Cut to Lowest Investment Grade at S&P
Swissinfo / Posted 6 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- Glencore Plc’s credit rating was cut to the lowest investment grade at Standard & Poor’s as the assessor downgrades a raft of commodities producers following a rout in prices. The company’s rating was cut to BBB- from BBB because of... Read more
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Swissinfo
Glencore’s Trading Unit Needs to Offset Mining Woes, S&P Says(Bloomberg) -- Glencore Plcneeds it commodities-trading division to help offset
Glencore’s Trading Unit Needs to Offset Mining Woes, S&P Says
Swissinfo / Posted 7 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- Glencore Plcneeds it commodities-trading division to help offset a slowdown at its mining unit as the rout in raw-material prices deepens, according to Standard & Poor’s. “Do we see some significant stresses on the mining business,... Read more
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Morningstar
Asian Shares: China Shares Climb After Central Bank Injects 100 Billion Yuan Into Financial SystemThe Shanghai Composite Index closed up 2.3% at 2749.57, moving further away fro
Asian Shares: China Shares Climb After Central Bank Injects 100 Billion Yuan Into Financial System
Morningstar / Posted 8 days ago
The Shanghai Composite Index closed up 2.3% at 2749.57, moving further away from the 2500 level that some analysts expect the index could fall to amid ongoing worries about China's economy and capital outflows. The benchmark picked up in the morning... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
S&P cuts BHP ratings, places Rio on watch negativeSYDNEY: Ratings agency Standard & Poor's on Tuesday lowered the credit ratings
S&P cuts BHP ratings, places Rio on watch negative
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
SYDNEY: Ratings agency Standard & Poor's on Tuesday lowered the credit ratings of BHP Billiton Ltd and put it on negative watch, while it placed Rio Tinto on watch negative, both actions due to challenging market conditions for commodities. The... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Cyclone passes over Australia's northwest as wild weather hits nationPERTH: A tropical cyclone that crossed Australia's northwest coast early on Sun
Cyclone passes over Australia's northwest as wild weather hits nation
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 days ago
PERTH: A tropical cyclone that crossed Australia's northwest coast early on Sunday (Jan 31) weakened, although several small inland communities were on red alert and the risk of heavy swells, flooding and storm surges remained. Category 2 cyclone... Read more
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Market Watch
BHP evacuates Australian workers ahead of cycloneSYDNEY--BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP.AU) said it is evacuating workers from its Port
BHP evacuates Australian workers ahead of cyclone
Market Watch / Posted 13 days ago
SYDNEY--BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP.AU) said it is evacuating workers from its Port Hedland export facilities and securing equipment after Australia's weather bureau warned a tropical cyclone was building strength off the northern coast. The Australian... Read more
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17d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Sensors gave warnings months before Brazil dam burstSamarco sensors gave warnings months before Brazil dam burst: reports Photo: T
Sensors gave warnings months before Brazil dam burst
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 17 days ago
Samarco sensors gave warnings months before Brazil dam burst: reports Photo: The November accident sent a tsunami of mud through hundreds of kilometres of valleys and rivers, wiping out small towns (ABC News: Ben Knight, file photo) Brazilian iron... Read more
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WA Today
Samarco sensors gave warnings well before Brazil damburst - reportsBrazilian iron ore miner Samarco Mineração SA received serious danger warnings
Samarco sensors gave warnings well before Brazil damburst - reports
WA Today / Posted 17 days ago
Brazilian iron ore miner Samarco Mineração SA received serious danger warnings from ground sensors in 2014 and 2015, months before a deadly and environmentally destructive burst of a tailings dam, Globo TV's Fantastico newsmagazine said on... Read more
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Canberra Times
Samarco sensors gave warnings well before Brazil damburst - reportsBrazilian iron ore miner Samarco Mineração SA received serious danger warnings
Samarco sensors gave warnings well before Brazil damburst - reports
Canberra Times / Posted 17 days ago
Brazilian iron ore miner Samarco Mineração SA received serious danger warnings from ground sensors in 2014 and 2015, months before a deadly and environmentally destructive burst of a tailings dam, Globo TV's Fantastico newsmagazine said on... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Samarco sensors gave warnings well before Brazil damburst - reportsBrazilian iron ore miner Samarco Mineração SA received serious danger warnings
Samarco sensors gave warnings well before Brazil damburst - reports
Brisbane Times / Posted 17 days ago
Brazilian iron ore miner Samarco Mineração SA received serious danger warnings from ground sensors in 2014 and 2015, months before a deadly and environmentally destructive burst of a tailings dam, Globo TV's Fantastico newsmagazine said on... Read more
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The Age
Samarco sensors gave warnings well before Brazil damburst - reportsBrazilian iron ore miner Samarco Mineração SA received serious danger warnings
Samarco sensors gave warnings well before Brazil damburst - reports
The Age / Posted 17 days ago
Brazilian iron ore miner Samarco Mineração SA received serious danger warnings from ground sensors in 2014 and 2015, months before a deadly and environmentally destructive burst of a tailings dam, Globo TV's Fantastico newsmagazine said on... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Samarco sensors gave warnings well before Brazil damburst - reportsBrazilian iron ore miner Samarco Mineração SA received serious danger warnings
Samarco sensors gave warnings well before Brazil damburst - reports
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 17 days ago
Brazilian iron ore miner Samarco Mineração SA received serious danger warnings from ground sensors in 2014 and 2015, months before a deadly and environmentally destructive burst of a tailings dam, Globo TV's Fantastico newsmagazine said on... Read more
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19d
Investopedia
The Top 5 Copper Stocks for 2016 (TSX, FCX)Copper prices have taken a beating since 2011, falling almost 60% and touching
The Top 5 Copper Stocks for 2016 (TSX, FCX)
Investopedia / Posted 19 days ago
Copper prices have taken a beating since 2011, falling almost 60% and touching a six-year low in 2015. Numerous factors contributed to the metal's downward trajectory with losses accelerating in 2015 following concerns that the economy of the metal's... Read more
20d
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Shale-gas firm to lay off 600 in ArkansasSouthwestern Energy Co., in announcing extensive workforce reductions nationwid
Shale-gas firm to lay off 600 in Arkansas
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
Southwestern Energy Co., in announcing extensive workforce reductions nationwide, said Thursday that it will lay off 600 employees in Arkansas -- about 50 percent of its workers in the state -- as the company grapples with plunging natural-gas... Read more
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20d
The Courier Mail
Beach Energy flags impairment chargeGroup writes down assets on the back of the oil-price rout, narrows production
Beach Energy flags impairment charge
The Courier Mail / Posted 20 days ago
Group writes down assets on the back of the oil-price rout, narrows production outlook. Beach Energy Ltd said it would take impairment charges of up to $650 million, joining the ranks of Australian oil and gas companies writing down assets due to... Read more
20d
Business Spectator
Beach Energy flags impairment chargeBeach Energy Ltd said it would take impairment charges of up to $650 million, j
Beach Energy flags impairment charge
Business Spectator / Posted 20 days ago
Beach Energy Ltd said it would take impairment charges of up to $650 million, joining the ranks of Australian oil and gas companies writing down assets due to the global oil-price rout. Beach Energy said the impairment charges would mostly be taken... Read more
20d
The Courier Mail
Samarco, Brazil closer on dam accordBrazil’s government, Samarco move closer to a deal to settle a 20 billion-real
Samarco, Brazil closer on dam accord
The Courier Mail / Posted 20 days ago
Brazil’s government, Samarco move closer to a deal to settle a 20 billion-real ($A6.8bn) lawsuit. Brazil’s government and Samarco have moved closer to a deal to settle a 20 billion-real ($A6.8bn) lawsuit for damages related to a deadly November dam... Read more
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Business Spectator
Samarco, Brazil closer on dam accordBrazil’s government and Samarco have moved closer to a deal to settle a 20 bill
Samarco, Brazil closer on dam accord
Business Spectator / Posted 20 days ago
Brazil’s government and Samarco have moved closer to a deal to settle a 20 billion-real ($A6.8bn) lawsuit for damages related to a deadly November dam disaster, Brazil’s attorney-general says. The two sides met in Brasilia on Thursday and talks have... Read more
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News.com.au
Samarco, Brazil closer on dam accord Brazil's government and Samarco have moved closer to a deal to settle a 20 bi
Samarco, Brazil closer on dam accord
News.com.au / Posted 20 days ago
Brazil's government and Samarco have moved closer to a deal to settle a 20 billion-real ($A6.8 billion) lawsuit for damages related to a deadly November dam disaster, Brazil's attorney-general says. The two... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Parties move towards Brazil dam destruction dealBrazil's government and Samarco have moved closer to a deal to settle a 20 bill
Parties move towards Brazil dam destruction deal
Sky News Australia / Posted 20 days ago
Brazil's government and Samarco have moved closer to a deal to settle a 20 billion-real ($A6.8 billion) lawsuit for damages related to a deadly November dam disaster, Brazil's attorney-general says. The two sides met in Brasilia on Thursday and... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Samarco, Brazil closer on dam accord Brazil's government and Samarco have moved closer to a deal to settle a 20 bi
Samarco, Brazil closer on dam accord
The Courier Mail / Posted 20 days ago
Brazil's government and Samarco have moved closer to a deal to settle a 20 billion-real ($A6.8 billion) lawsuit for damages related to a deadly November dam disaster, Brazil's attorney-general says. The two... Read more
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Swissinfo
Colombia Steps Up Coal Expansion Push as Global Glut Sinks Price(Bloomberg) -- Colombia’s answer to the global coal glut: produce more. Latin
Colombia Steps Up Coal Expansion Push as Global Glut Sinks Price
Swissinfo / Posted 20 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- Colombia’s answer to the global coal glut: produce more. Latin America’s biggest coal-producing nation plans to increase output this year after targeting more than 90 million metric tons last year, Mines and Energy Minister Tomas... Read more
21d
Business Standard India
Dow plummets 500 points as oil rout deepensUS stocks added to losses in afternoon, withe Dow and Standard & Poor's 500 Ind
Dow plummets 500 points as oil rout deepens
Business Standard India / Posted 21 days ago
US stocks added to losses in afternoon, withe Dow and Standard & Poor's 500 Index sliding to lows last seen in early 2014. MSCI Inc.'s gauge of global equities fell to 20 per cent below its May record, as emerging shares plunged 3.4 per cent.... Read more
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21d
The Globe and Mail
TSX plummets as global rout deepens amid plunge in crudeTurmoil returned to financial markets as oil plunged past $27 (U.S.) a barrel,
TSX plummets as global rout deepens amid plunge in crude
The Globe and Mail / Posted 21 days ago
Turmoil returned to financial markets as oil plunged past $27 (U.S.) a barrel, the TSX sank as much as 466 points and global equities approached a bear market that is fuelling a rush into haven assets. The Standard & Poor’s/TSX Index slumped 2.6 per... Read more
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Providence Business News
Dow falls 550 points as global rout deepens amid plunge in crudeNEW YORK - Turmoil returned to financial markets as oil plunged past $27 a barr
Dow falls 550 points as global rout deepens amid plunge in crude
Providence Business News / Posted 21 days ago
NEW YORK - Turmoil returned to financial markets as oil plunged past $27 a barrel, the Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 550 points and global equities approached a bear market that is fueling a rush into haven assets. U.S. stocks added to losses in... Read more
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TribLIVE
Dow falls 550 points as global rout deepens amid plunge in crudeTurmoil returned to financial markets as oil plunged past $27 a barrel, the Dow
Dow falls 550 points as global rout deepens amid plunge in crude
TribLIVE / Posted 21 days ago
Turmoil returned to financial markets as oil plunged past $27 a barrel, the Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 550 points and global equities approached a bear market that is fueling a rush into haven assets. U.S. stocks added to losses in afternoon,... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Global stocks rout continues as oil price hits 13-year lowNEW YORK - Turmoil returned to global markets as oil plunged and the Dow Jones
Global stocks rout continues as oil price hits 13-year low
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 21 days ago
NEW YORK - Turmoil returned to global markets as oil plunged and the Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 400 points, fueling a rush into haven assets. Corporate results exacerbated the rout, sending MSCI Inc.'s gauge of global equities to the brink of... Read more
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Swissinfo
Davos Seeks Positives Amid Darkest Outlook Since Last Crisis(Bloomberg) -- Leaders of the global economy sought glimmers of light amid the
Davos Seeks Positives Amid Darkest Outlook Since Last Crisis
Swissinfo / Posted 21 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- Leaders of the global economy sought glimmers of light amid the darkest outlook since the financial crisis tipped the world into recession seven years ago. As markets convulsed anew on Wednesday with oil plunging and European equities... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Markets In TurmOIL: Futures Plunge, Japan Enters Bear Market, Crude And Commodity Currencies CrashIt all started early last night when the front month oil contract dipped below
Markets In TurmOIL: Futures Plunge, Japan Enters Bear Market, Crude And Commodity Currencies Crash
Zero Hedge / Posted 21 days ago
It all started early last night when the front month oil contract dipped below $28 giving a taste of what was to come. It was all downhill from there. First Chinese stocks ended the recent ramp higher, with the Shanghai Composite closing down 1%... Read more
22d
Market Watch
BHP cuts a forecast as investors fear dividend cutSYDNEY-- BHP Billiton Ltd. said it is committed to protecting its balance sheet
BHP cuts a forecast as investors fear dividend cut
Market Watch / Posted 22 days ago
SYDNEY-- BHP Billiton Ltd. said it is committed to protecting its balance sheet amid a sharp downturn in world commodity markets, as expectations build about the miner preparing to cut its dividend. The Anglo-Australian mining giant has faced... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Dividend cuts expected as top miners struggleTwo giants of the global mining industry, already beset by plummeting metal pri
Dividend cuts expected as top miners struggle
The Globe and Mail / Posted 23 days ago
Two giants of the global mining industry, already beset by plummeting metal prices, now face a new challenge – preparing their shareholders for sharply lower dividends. BHP Billiton Ltd. and Rio Tinto PLC have both said in the past that they are... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Stocks tumble throughout AsiaMarkets started the week gripped by a fresh bout of risk aversion, as Asian sto
Stocks tumble throughout Asia
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 24 days ago
Markets started the week gripped by a fresh bout of risk aversion, as Asian stocks slipped with energy-linked currencies amid further hemorrhaging in crude oil prices. Demand for haven assets supported government debt and gold. Japan's Nikkei 225... Read more
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Swissinfo
Australia Positioned to Withstand Resources Drop, Minister Says(Bloomberg) -- Australia’s proximity to Asia coupled with a falling currency an
Australia Positioned to Withstand Resources Drop, Minister Says
Swissinfo / Posted 26 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- Australia’s proximity to Asia coupled with a falling currency and low mining costs will strengthen its global competitiveness and help it weather the resources downturn, Josh Frydenberg, resources minister, wrote in a column in the... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Oil tumbles below $30 with Brent at biggest discount since 2010Bloomberg News Oil dropped to a new 12-year low below $30 a barrel in New York
Oil tumbles below $30 with Brent at biggest discount since 2010
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 26 days ago
Bloomberg News Oil dropped to a new 12-year low below $30 a barrel in New York, while the discount on global benchmark Brent reached a five-year high as Iran moved closer to restoring exports. West Texas Intermediate crude fell 5.7 percent, capping... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
TSX, Dow plummet as oil prices extend relentless diveCanadian stocks tumbled to the lowest in 2 1/2 years on Friday as a rally a day
TSX, Dow plummet as oil prices extend relentless dive
The Globe and Mail / Posted 26 days ago
Canadian stocks tumbled to the lowest in 2 1/2 years on Friday as a rally a day earlier proved short-lived amid a rout in energy companies and the longest losing streak in history for the nation’s currency. The Standard & Poor’s/TSX Index declined... Read more
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The Irish Times
Mining shares suffer as oil prices tumbleMining shares had their biggest back-to-back weekly losses in four years after
Mining shares suffer as oil prices tumble
The Irish Times / Posted 26 days ago
Mining shares had their biggest back-to-back weekly losses in four years after signs of slowing growth in China, plunging oil prices and asset writedowns at BHP Billiton Ltd sparked a selloff across the industry. All base metals fell on Friday. The... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Global Risk Off: China Reenters Bear Market, Oil Tumbles Under $30; Global Stocks, US Futures Gutted"We're gonna need a bigger Bullard" - overheard on a trading desk this morning
Global Risk Off: China Reenters Bear Market, Oil Tumbles Under $30; Global Stocks, US Futures Gutted
Zero Hedge / Posted 26 days ago
"We're gonna need a bigger Bullard" - overheard on a trading desk this morning. Yesterday, when looking at the market's "Bullard 2.0" moment, which was a carbon copy of the market's kneejerk surge higher response to Bullard's "QE4" comments from... Read more
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Zero Hedge
January 15Overnight Media Digest - General Electronics Co is near a deal to sell its app
January 15
Zero Hedge / Posted 26 days ago
Overnight Media Digest - General Electronics Co is near a deal to sell its appliance business to China's Haier Electronics Group Co Ltd for more than $4 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, after GE's previous effort to sell the... Read more
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27d
Market Watch
BHP Billiton to take $7.2B charge on U.S. assetsSYDNEY-- BHP Billiton Ltd. announced its largest-ever write-down Friday, a roug
BHP Billiton to take $7.2B charge on U.S. assets
Market Watch / Posted 27 days ago
SYDNEY-- BHP Billiton Ltd. announced its largest-ever write-down Friday, a roughly US$7.2 billion pretax charge against its U.S. onshore energy assets as the downturn in global commodity prices bites deeper into industry profits. Free-falling oil... Read more
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Market Watch
Oil's downturn costs BHP Billiton $7.2 billionSYDNEY-- BHP Billiton Ltd. said it would write down the value of its onshore U.
Oil's downturn costs BHP Billiton $7.2 billion
Market Watch / Posted 27 days ago
SYDNEY-- BHP Billiton Ltd. said it would write down the value of its onshore U.S. energy assets by roughly $7.2 billion before tax after a sharper-than-expected downturn in global energy prices. The Melbourne, Australia-based commodities producer... Read more
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Market Watch
Rio Tinto freezes all salaries, including CEO'sLONDON--Mining giant Rio Tinto PLC RIO, +4.75% has frozen the salaries of all i
Rio Tinto freezes all salaries, including CEO's
Market Watch / Posted 27 days ago
LONDON--Mining giant Rio Tinto PLC RIO, +4.75% has frozen the salaries of all its employees, including the chief executive, and is urging staff to cut back on all non-essential activities to preserve cash amid a protracted slump in commodity... Read more
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Market Watch
BHP Billiton: Waste from dam burst below estimatesSYDNEY--BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP.AU) on Friday said the amount of mining waste re
BHP Billiton: Waste from dam burst below estimates
Market Watch / Posted 1 months ago
SYDNEY--BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP.AU) on Friday said the amount of mining waste released when a dam burst at its Samarco joint venture with Brazil's Vale S.A. VALE, -6.87% appears to be considerably less than originally thought. Samarco estimates... Read more
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Reuters
Brazil dam burst tailings spill below early estimatesAn aerial view of the mouth of Rio Doce (Doce River), which was flooded with mu
Brazil dam burst tailings spill below early estimates
Reuters / Posted 1 months ago
An aerial view of the mouth of Rio Doce (Doce River), which was flooded with mud after a dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd burst, at an area where the river joins the sea on the coast of Espirito Santo in Regencia Village, Brazil, November... Read more
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