All articles by Smruthi Nadig

Smruthi Nadig

BHP announces profit of $6.6bn in second half of 2023

Despite volatility in global commodity prices and increasing demand in China, BHP’s profits remained the same as last year.

Canada leads sustainable mining push

Companies must mine more sustainably, says Teck Resources CEO Jonathan Price. Only then will they reap the full benefits of critical mineral demand from the energy transition.

Canada’s Lundin Mining reports one death at its Neves-Corvo mine in Portugal

The company has informed the authorities and an investigation is under way.

Can Australia ever give up coal?

Despite efforts to reduce coal usage and increase renewable power, old habits seem to die hard as coal continues to play a key role in Australia’s energy mix.

The long path to unlocking India’s lithium resources

India has opened up its lithium resources to exploration in a bid to strengthen its position in the battery supply chain, but significant challenges remain.

Hapag Lloyd records decline in transport volumes in Q4, citing tensions in Red Sea

Container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has reported falling transport volumes and operating losses due to Red Sea attacks.

CCI study flags issues with iron ore pricing and export in India

A study by India’s fair trade regulator highlighted concerns around varied iron ore pricing and exports.

‘No nuclear, no net zero’: Australia’s Coalition backs nuclear power pledge at COP28

The Albanese government joined the pledge to triple global renewable energy at COP28, but the Coalition hopes to triple nuclear energy instead if elected.

Arrests and attacks: tracking China’s illegal mining in African countries

While Africa makes billions from Chinese investment in its mineral-rich countries, exploitation and illegal mining activities have become part of the deal.

Reforming Australia’s labour laws, and BHP’s warnings 

Australia’s “same job, same pay” bill has raised concerns for mining companies like BHP that the bill would increase costs and reduce Australia’s investment opportunities.