Miners down, but not out

IT proved to be a race to the bottom in 2015 with many new records set by the world’s 40 largest mining companies, according to a mining report compiled by PwC. ‘Mine 2016’ revealed a first ever collective net loss of US$27 billion for the top 40 with market capitalisation falling 37%, effectively wiping out gains made during the commodity super cycle.

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Report reveals alarming protection levels

FLAME-RESISTANT (FR) clothing is being worn increasingly and is legislated for across a multitude of industries. But, do people adhere to industry guidelines? A report from Hard Yakka PROTECT reveals alarming statistics about the uses, users and perceptions of FR clothing.

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Productivity increases positive outlook

A REPORT released by an Australian government body has highlighted the positive outlook for resources and energy over the medium to long term. In highlighting the essential role resources and energy continue to play in Australia’s economy despite current challenges, the report says mining sector employment is still more than twice the size than it was before the mining boom.

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Supplier satisfaction on the increase

THE satisfaction of Australian miners with their suppliers has improved since the beginning of 2014, according to Timetric’s latest survey data. Improvements were particularly notable in areas such as ‘maintenance and service costs’ and the ‘availability of replacement parts’.

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