Articles By Vittorio Hernandez

Sam Walsh, chief executive of mining giant Rio Tinto, takes part in a summit dialogue at the APEC CEO Summit at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) in Beijing November 9, 2014, part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.

From Companies 2:57 pm

Experts Say Rio Tinto-Glencore Merger Is Inevitable; Iron Ore Price Drops Below $70

A potential merger between Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO) and Glencore (LON: GLEN) could create the world's biggest mining company and dislodge BHP Billiton (ASX: BHP) from the top, a London expert said.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L-R), U.N. Women's Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Isobel Coleman participate in an event on empowering woman

From Companies 1:53 pm

Australia’s Gender Gap Is Wider At The Top

The gender gap in salaries in Australia just got wider. The latest report by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) said the difference grew to 24.7 percent from 19.9 percent. The gap is felt more among women executives who get lesser discretionary pay such as bonuses, allowances, overtime and other perks when compared to their male counterparts.

A promotional sign adorns a stage at a BHP Billiton function in central Sydney August 20, 2013. Australian shares edged 0.1 percent higher on Wednesday morning, as a mixed bag of earnings kept buyers in check with top miner BHP Billiton Ltd sliding after

From Companies Nov 25

BHP Billiton To Turn Olympic Dam Mine To World’s 2nd Largest Copper Mine

Although BHP Billiton (ASX BHP) set aside in 2012 its ambitious plan for a $30 billion open pit expansion of its giant copper-uranium-gold deposit in Olympic Dam in South Australia, the giant miner unveiled on Monday its new plans for the site.

Chris Algieri (C) of the U.S. falls after taking a punch from Manny Pacquiao (L) of the Philippines during their World Boxing Organisation (WBO) 12-round welterweight title fight at the Venetian Macao hotel in Macau November 23, 2014.

From Sports Nov 25

Pacquiao Gets $25M Minimum Guaranteed Purse, Algieri Receives $1.67M For Macau Bout

For all the battering that his handsome face got, just-beaten American boxer Chris Algieri got a minimum guaranteed purse of $1.67 million for his Nov 22 bout against Manny Pacquiao.

Brazilian patient Luana, 10, talks with her doctor before the 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Cancer Itaci Hospital in Sao Paulo June 17, 2014.

From Companies Nov 25

From Iron Ore To Infant Formula, Gina Rinehart To Build $175M Cancer Hospital In Darwin

There is no stopping Australia's richest person, Gina Rinehart, from further expanding her estimated $22 billion wealth. Reports said that the mining tycoon is constructing a $175 million cancer hospital in Darwin.

Manny Pacquiao (L) of the Philippines poses with Chris Algieri of the U.S. after winning their World Boxing Organisation (WBO) 12-round welterweight title fight at the Venetian Macao hotel in Macau November 23, 2014.

From Tech Nov 24

Chris Algieri’s Battered Face Trends On Social Media

Manny Pacquiao's victory on Saturday over Chris Algieri was not a surprise. From the day he picked the unknown American boxer as his next opponent, boxing fans were sure the Filipino champ would win.

A train hauling carriages filled with iron ore is seen on the outskirts of Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia in this December 3, 2013 file photo. If Australian miners are worried about the dramatic decline in iron ore prices, it does

From Global Markets Nov 24

While Australian Miners Declare End of Massive Expansion of Iron Ore, Gina Rinehart Bucks Trend & Starts Export From New Mine

Gina Rinehart is the richest person in Australia and would likely remain that way for a long time. One reason behind her wealth, aside from inheriting Hancock Prospecting established by her father, Lang Hancock, is her bucking business trends.

A stack of Australian one dollar coins stand on a U.S. one dollar note in this photo illustration taken in Sydney July 27, 2011. Australian consumer prices rose by more than expected last quarter while underlying inflation proved alarmingly high, reviving

From Economy Nov 24

Australia Ranks 11th In World Ultra Wealth Report As 175 Aussies Amass $440B In 2013

More Australians have joined the ranks of mining magnate Gina Rinehart as ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals, or people with net assets of at least $30 million.

Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines celebrates his victory over Chris Algieri of the U.S. during their World Boxing Organisation (WBO) 12-round welterweight title fight at the Venetian Macao hotel in Macau November 23, 2014.

From Sports Nov 23

Arum Says Pacquiao's Victory vs Algieri May Cause Mayweather To Say ‘No’ To Dream Match

With Chris Algieri out of the way, the boxing public eyes are now on the dream match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. But Top Rank Promotions boss Bob Arum is wary that Money May would now fear suffering the same fate as Algieri.

Apr 12, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Mother of Manny Pacquiao Dionesia Dapidran-Pacquiao holds up his gloves after the WBO World Welterweight Title bout against Timothy Bradley at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Pacquiao won via unanimous decision.

From Sports Nov 23

Dionesian ‘Hex’: Pacquiao’s Secret Weapon Behind His 8 Titles

If American football has Tim Tebow who openly shows his Christian faith by kneeling on one knee, resting one arm on the other knee and bowing his head in prayer - more known as Tebowing - boxing has Filipino champ Manny Pacquiao kneeling on both knees on his ring corner and praying before he starts a fight.