EY: Iron Ore M&A to Pick Up in 2015

EY: Iron Ore M&A to Pick Up in 2015

EY recently released a report titled "Mergers, acquisitions and capital raising in mining and metals." It examines what factors affected M&A activity in the iron ore sector in 2014 and takes a look at what the future holds for the base metal in 2015.

PDAC 2015 Watch List: Iron Ore Companies in Focus

The 2015 PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange is fast approaching, and with over 550 exhibitors attending, it will be tricky for investors to navigate their way around.

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Company News

Rio Tinto Plans to Simplify Company

Australian Mining reported that Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO,LSE:RIO,NYSE:RIO) plans to restructure the company by condensing its assets into four product groups.

Vale Reports Net Loss for 2014 Fourth Quarter

Vale (NYSE:VALE) announced its Q4 and full year results for 2014, which show a net loss of US$1.85 billion in the fourth quarter compared to a loss of US$6.5 million during the same period in 2013.

Centaurus Raises Cash for DSO Projects

Mining Weekly reported Centaurus Metals (ASX:CTM) announced that it has raised A$1.1-million through a share placement to professional and sophisticated investors, with a plan to raise further A$3.5-million through a non-renounceable rights issue.

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Market News

BHP Won’t Take Blame for Plummeting Iron Prices

Mining Australia reported that BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP,LSE:BLT,NYSE:BHP) isn't taking the blame for falling iron ore prices, despite accusations that the company is increasing production to flood the market.

Fortescue CEO Blames Rio, BHP for Poor Iron Ore Prices

Mining Australia reported that Nev Power, CEO of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. (ASX:FMG), has blamed Rio Tinto plc (ASX:RIO,LSE:RIO,NYSE:RIO) and BHP Billiton Ltd. (ASX:BHP,LSE:BLT,NYSE:BHP) for poor iron ore prices.

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