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BHP Billiton celebrated the opening of its Jimblebar mine and processing hub in the Pilbara yesterday, five months after safety issues at Newman Airport delayed the original scheduled opening in November last year.
China will allow private investment in 80 projects - including some in the resources sector - as part of reforms to increase privatisation.
With his impending departure nearing, Newcrest Mining's outgoing head Greg Robinson has been described as having had to save the gold miner last year.
A review of port-related dredging and associated environmental impacts in subtropical and tropical waters has been welcomed as an "authoritative turning point" in the debate surrounding management of the Great Barrier Reef.

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