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Sam Dyson

Mining 101: a good mining company makes money at the low end of a steep cost-curve. This is BHP’s strategy and it is working wonders in iron ore. However, in 2011 BHP forgot this simple rule. Deal hungry and with cash flow burning a hole in the pocket after two... Show More

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BHP Billiton (BHP) first half of 2017 underlying profit result beat strong market expectations, boosted by higher commodity prices and tight cost management. Underlying profit up nearly 7 times half year 2016 numbers with underlying EBITDA margin reaching 54% up from 41% this time last year, helped by productivity gains.... Show More

Nikko Asset Management Australia

Brad Potter, Head of Australian Equities at Nikko AM Australia recently visited China, primarily to find out what has been driving recent increases in iron ore and coal prices and whether they can be sustained. It appears that supply side reforms are taking place in the materials sector and there... Show More

Nikko Asset Management Australia

I recently visited Perth to speak with some iron ore miners, before heading north to visit Fortescue Metals Group’s Solomon mining hub and Port Hedland infrastructure. Show More

Matt Felsman

I spoke with Swiss financial television station Dukascopy TV about geopolitical event uncertainty, Australian AGM season and how can investors be smarter in their stock selection. Over the last 20 years, big positions in traditional Australian blue chip stocks have been rewarding for investors. BHP Billiton Limited and Rio Tinto... Show More

Gavin Wendt

Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO) has a strong outlook with respect to cashflow and dividends, but iron ore price weakness is causing uncertainty. UBS said today in a research note that it is positive on Rio due to improving free cashflow and the potential for a ~$4bn buy-back during February 2015,... Show More

Livewire Equities

Evy Hambro, MD of Natural Resources at BlackRock, says asset sales and cuts to capital expenditure mark a return to sensible management in the resources sector. He says the process we are now seeing is where assets that can't be sold get spun off or demerged. It's a natural part... Show More