News Headline Summary

Pre-market Australian stock news...

BHP Billiton (BHP AT)
- Workers at Cerro Matoso nickel mine in Colombia threaten to strike if Co. disciplines a labourer. (Newswires)

Karoon Gas Australia (KAR AT)
- Co. has commenced drilling of second Santos Basin exploration well. (Newswires)

- Co. received approach regarding possible asset level sale of its loan book. (Newswires)

Rio Tinto (RIO AT)
- Northern Territory agreed to release enough gas to keep Gove refinery open for next 10 years. (Newswires)

Whitehaven Coal (WHC AT)
- Australia’s environment minister gave conditional approvals for proposed Maules Creek and Boggabri coal. (Newswires)

Broker moves
- JB Hi-Fi (JBH AT) raised to neutral at JPMorgan.
- JB Hi-Fi (JBH AT) cut to underperform at Credit Suisse.
- Chorus (CNU AT) raised to neutral at Macquarie.
- Fletcher Building (FBU AT) downgraded to neutral at Goldman Sachs.

Print 22:25, 11 Feb 2013 - Asian News - Source: Newswires