Sino-Forest Corp., the forestry operator accused by short-seller Carson Block of overstating its timberland holdings, said it will take until the end of the year to complete an independent probe into the allegations.
Korea Resources Corp. and Daewoo International Corp ., the trading company controlled by Posco, made an initial bid for Whitehaven Coal Ltd. , an Australian producer with a market value of A$3.6 billion ($3.6 billion).
Resourcehouse Ltd. , Australian billionaire Clive Palmer ’s coal and iron-ore company, may cut the price of its Hong Kong initial public offering as much as 30 percent to $2.5 billion after a slide in share markets.
Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd. , the second-largest Australia-traded gold producer by market value, agreed to buy Dominion Mining Ltd. for A$376 million ($367 million) in shares, boosting output by about 60 percent.
Lynas Corp. , building a A$550 million ($535 million) rare earths project in Australia, fell to the lowest in three weeks in Sydney trading after JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded the stock following recent gains.
Resourcehouse Ltd. , Australian billionaire Clive Palmer ’s iron ore and coal company, began its latest bid to sell shares in Hong Kong with full-page ads for the $3.6 billion offering across at least five papers.