Tag Archives: Fortescue Metals Group

Fortescue Metals moves to rescue falling share price, but too late?

   Michael Sainsbury Crikey, crikey.com.au, March 13, 2015. Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group will need to move soon if it’s to avoid serious financial strife caused by the ongoing downturn in the global iron ore market. The world of Fortescue Metals Group can be a strange place. It is seeking to raise $2.3 billion

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Fortescue under scrutiny as Australian crisis deepens

Michael Sainsbury Debt laden Fortescue Metals Group, the world’s fourth largest iron ore miner by production volume, is coming under growing market scrutiny amid slowing economic growth in China, the biggest importer of the commodity. Iron ore prices fell by more than half last year, from $134 in January to a low of $65.70 in

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Evolve ore die — the grim future of Australia’s steel industry

Michael Sainsbury The latest trade figures from China are in — and it’s not good used for our beleaguered Treasurer. As he prepares to release the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey — May budget still not passed — could not have had worse news yesterday. He might, in fact, have felt queasy. China’s latest trade figures laid

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Chinese economy sneezes, Australian miners catch a bad cold

Michael Sainsbury China’s economy is slowing, and its housing market is in the toilet. While Treasury forecasts suggest everything is fine, underneath the surface the cracks are beginning to show. China’s economic growth in the third quarter was 7.3%  compared with the same time last year — its worst since 2009 — amid a continued downturn in the property

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Iron ore miners wonder who will crumble first

  Michael Sainsbury Iron ore prices are down almost 40% this year, and many miners hope it has hit bottom. But recent events show that their problems may only get worse. Some weaker players are already failing, and experts forecast years of over-supply caused by faltering growth in China, the commodity’s biggest market. Iron ore

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