Australia's Whitehaven Coal (WHITF.PK) agrees to buy Aston Resources, which was founded by...

|About: Whitehaven Coal Ltd, (WHITF)|By:, SA News Editor

Australia's Whitehaven Coal (WHITF.PK) agrees to buy Aston Resources, which was founded by 35-year old billionaire Nathan Tinkler, and a local coal explorer for at least A$2.72B ($2.77B) in stock. The transactions take world-wide coal deals to a record $37.4B this year and could make Whitehaven attractive to a global predator. (PR)