News archive from 15 April 2013

Delay in opening extra lane in tunnel

Delay in opening extra lane in tunnel

Main Roads says there has been a 24 hour delay in turning the east bound section of the Northbridge tunnel into three lanes.The tunnel has been closed since Friday night to allow roadworks to take out the emergency lane so that a third lane could be...

ABC News, 09:02 in Business
 
Caution on cost-cutting in iron ore and coal industries

Caution on cost-cutting in iron ore and coal industries

RAPID fire cost-cutting in Australia's iron ore and coal industries spurred a long-needed productivity burst in the three months to December, a report says. But the report by global consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers warns austerity is not the entire...

 
Reports week to illuminate mining giants

Reports week to illuminate mining giants

AUSTRALIA'S share market has been moving upwards, but it is a different story for our big miners. Since the start of the year, BHP Billiton's share price has slid almost 12 per cent and Rio Tinto's is even worse, down 15.9 per cent. The reason isn't...

 
Caution on cost-cutting in iron ore and coal industries

Caution on cost-cutting in iron ore and coal industries

RAPID fire cost-cutting in Australia's iron ore and coal industries spurred a long-needed productivity burst in the three months to December, a report says. But the report by global consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers warns austerity is not the entire...

 
Reports week to illuminate mining giants

Reports week to illuminate mining giants

AUSTRALIA'S share market has been moving upwards, but it is a different story for our big miners. Since the start of the year, BHP Billiton's share price has slid almost 12 per cent and Rio Tinto's is even worse, down 15.9 per cent. The reason isn't...

 

Hot stock: Incitec Pivot

In addition, while the company boasts a strong number-two position in the global explosives market, sentiment towards the business is subdued, given the slowdown in resources activities and the mining industry's cautious stance in general....

 

Sofitel flags luxury hotel expansion

Robert Gaymer-Jones, who was in Australia last week to visit the group's hotels and scout potential new locations, also said he hoped to renovate the ageing Sydney Wentworth Sofitel. He said that while in Australia he would be talking to the existing...

 

EU tightens screws on disclosure

Late on Wednesday, the European Parliament agreed with the Council of Europe various revisions to accounting directives which set out rules relating to what companies disclose. The changes mean all EU-listed or large privately-owned oil, gas, mining...

 

Hot stock: Incitec Pivot

In addition, while the company boasts a strong number-two position in the global explosives market, sentiment towards the business is subdued, given the slowdown in resources activities and the mining industry's cautious stance in general....

 

Sofitel flags luxury hotel expansion

Robert Gaymer-Jones, who was in Australia last week to visit the group's hotels and scout potential new locations, also said he hoped to renovate the ageing Sydney Wentworth Sofitel. He said that while in Australia he would be talking to the existing...

 

EU tightens screws on disclosure

Late on Wednesday, the European Parliament agreed with the Council of Europe various revisions to accounting directives which set out rules relating to what companies disclose. The changes mean all EU-listed or large privately-owned oil, gas, mining...

 
NSW mining benefits overstated: report

NSW mining benefits overstated: report

RESOURCE companies are exaggerating the projected economic and employment benefits of coal mining and gas projects in NSW, a report has found. Mining companies are also downplaying the health and environmental risks of these projects, a report by...

 
NSW mining benefits overstated: report

NSW mining benefits overstated: report

RESOURCE companies are exaggerating the projected economic and employment benefits of coal mining and gas projects in NSW, a report has found. Mining companies are also downplaying the health and environmental risks of these projects, a report by...

 
Mining productivity slumps over past decade

Mining productivity slumps over past decade

A report shows Australia's mining sector is half as productive as it was around ten years ago.Research by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers shows mining has been becoming progressively less efficient in its use of labour and capital resources...

ABC News, 09:24 in Business
 

Hot stock: Incitec Pivot

In addition, while the company boasts a strong number-two position in the global explosives market, sentiment towards the business is subdued, given the slowdown in resources activities and the mining industry's cautious stance in general....

 
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