from Breakingviews:

Aussie port and rail battle defies market gravity

January 28, 2016

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from Breakingviews:

BHP Billiton plays catch-up with $7 bln shale hit

January 15, 2016

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from Breakingviews:

Ivan Glasenberg may be mining’s last man standing

December 31, 2015

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Ivan Glasenberg outlasted all his major peers after the multi-year boom in metals prices turned into a rout in 2013. The Glencore chief’s misjudgment of the market severely tried investors’ patience in 2015. Yet when the second wave of mining executive ousters comes, as it may soon, it’s likely Glasenberg will again be the last man standing.

from Breakingviews:

Cheap batteries will give utilities electric shock

December 28, 2015

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from Alison Frankel:

Australian class action firm announces suit v. Australian class action firm

By Alison Frankel
December 23, 2015

(Reuters) - In 2007, when the Australian class action firm Slater & Gordon conducted an initial public offering and began trading shares on the Australian Stock Exchange, it was supposed to be the beginning of a new era for international law firms. In the U.S., contingency fees and the American rule permit firms representing plaintiffs to take on risky representations and, when their cases succeed, to capitalize more of the same. But in countries where contingency fees aren't allowed and losing parties are on the hook for their opponents' fees, the risk analysis is different. By raising capital on a public exchange, Slater & Gordon was testing a new way to spread litigation risk.

from Breakingviews:

Rio Tinto capex cuts won’t stop race to the bottom

December 8, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

Qube edges ahead in Aussie infrastructure fight

November 26, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

Aussie target Asciano could push for higher bid

November 10, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

No knockout in Australia’s $6 bln waterfront brawl

November 6, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

Halliburton’s Baker Hughes bid looks less refined

November 2, 2015

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