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Yancoal’s funding challenge to pay Mitsubishi for Rio mega-deal

Chinese-state miner Yancoal’s funding problems just got worse, after it offered US$710 million for Mitsubishi’s stake in a coal mine in Australia’s Hunter Valley.

Yancoal, which has not made a profit since 2012, is already having to find US$2.45 billion to finance a planned acquisition of Rio Tinto coal assets in Australia. 224 more words


Plant Murderer

“Grow lemongrass,” they said… “You can’t kill it!”, they said. Well, I did.

I’d show you the rest of my herb garden but there’s not much point- it all looks the same! 509 more words

Breast Cancer

This One's for the Battlers

Since being diagnosed with breast cancer about a week ago, I’ve come to two conclusions:

  1. My story is not unique or special
  2. I need to tell it anyway.
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Breast Cancer

The OWLS - " Jesus Let Me Fly "

The Owls have also been missing in action for a time, but that’s less of a break for commercial purposes than an acceptance that the musical experience and the pressures thereof can result in depression and anxiety damaging the people in it. 144 more words


8 Sydney Weekend / Long Weekend Getaway Ideas

Hello friends! If you’re living in Sydney (or planning on visiting anytime soon) you would have noticed the temperature is dropping. As we are approaching the winter months, it is becoming much cooler and a lot of what Sydney is best known for – the beaches and coastal walks – are becoming less exciting as the rain and dreary clouds set in. 806 more words


Hunter Valley Wine Tasting

Hunter Valley is basically heaven. Miles of rolling hills and beautiful countryside, and towns dedicated to getting you drunk on good wine. Really good wine. 865 more words


Yancoal’s Australian coal deal clears first regulatory hurdle, but ongoing losses put funding in doubt

Yancoal, a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned Yanzhou Coal, has cleared the first hurdle in its bid for Rio Tinto thermal coal assets in Australia’s Hunter Valley. 219 more words