Iron ore and strange bedfellows

TURBULENT times sometimes lead to strange bedfellows. Few would be odder than a tie-up between Fortescue Metals and Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill project. The Metal Detective By Stephen Bell

Given the rapidity of the iron ore price slump, it is only natural for people to speculate about possible consolidation activity as higher-cost producers look to cut costs and ensure their survival.