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Emeco Holdings has signed off on a difficult year with the slowdown in the mining sector delivering a $275.3 million loss.
RCR Tomlinson shares were firmer after the company lifted its full-year profit by 16 per cent on the back of a 49 per cent surge in revenue.
Shares in BC Iron fell after the iron ore miner warned of a reduced rate of production at its Nullagine joint venture project as it deals with ore quality issues.
Former Labor treasurer Wayne Swan misled his party and ambushed the mining industry over his proposed mining tax, a former Labor resources minister says.

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