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Measuring up

The financial metrics of the Mofe Creek iron ore project suggest its owner Tawana Resources NL is a compelling little investment story. Which in reality it has to be given Mofe Creek is not only an iron ore project (and hence in a sector very much on the nose at the moment), but it’s also one located in Liberia. Full story...

Striking the right note

Timing is everything when it comes to financing and Newstrike Capital Inc’s Ana Paula gold-silver project in Mexico has a hand up at just the right moment. Full story...

Russia sanctions to have ‘chilling effect’ on mining

As US and EU sanctions step up a gear lawyers warn the mining industry could be next in the firing line. Full story...

Does China have a monopoly on North Korea’s resources?

North Korea is resource-rich, but fraught diplomatic relations have hampered the potential for Japanese investment into the country. Full story...

Break on through to the other side

ASX-listed Highfield Resources Ltd is evaluating opportunities to further limit the risk and cost at its Muga potash project in northern Spain in order to improve its chances of entry into a “brutal” potash market. Full story...

Hudbay's numbers man

Hudbay Minerals Inc is on the cusp of huge transformational change, bringing on production from three new mines and starting work on a fourth in Arizona. But, for the man at the helm of the mid-tier base metals miner, it is all about the financials. Full story...

AngloGold pulls split and rights issue proposal

Investec said what we were all thinking, Mark Bristow said what he was thinking (no surprises there), and AngloGold Ashanti’s Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan has a lot more to think about after the company’s plans to unbundle its international assets into a London listed gold company and raise US$2.1 billion to pay down debt took a few days to dissolve. Full story...

The high price of quitting SA

International travellers often have to pay a visa-fee for entry into some countries, but in South Africa today it is international investors who are being asked to pay a fee to get out. Full story...

Transparency lacking

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has come a long way in recent years, with companies increasingly conscious of their responsibilities to local communities. However, a new transparency index by CSR21 gives a snapshot of how well the extractive industries are reporting their CSR activities and the results aren't pretty. Full story...

The trouble with Botswana

Botswana has received plaudits for its pro-Western, business-friendly approach to the way it manages its economy, and is widely seen as a beacon of political stability on a continent where stories about bribery and corruption all too often make the headlines. Full story...

Misplaced confidence

While Chile’s state copper commission is confident of the country’s copper prospects, not everyone is as assured. With production costs climbing and the copper price under the US$7000/t mark, the Latin American country needs drastic action to ensure it stays competitive. Full story...

Gold bulls stick to their guns

More than a year on from a hotly contested debate between gold bulls and bears in London, the gold price has lost ground and is failing to respond to traditional price drivers. The bulls, however, refuse to give any ground – might they just know something the market doesn’t? Full story...
Read articles from the latest Print Edition - MJ 12/09/14
Russian precious-metals company Polymetal International plc has made significant progress at the Semcha platinum-group metals (PGM) property in the past year as it moves the project towards a preliminary economic assessment
The Republic of Guinea intends to launch, pursuant to the mining Code, a competitive and transparent invitation to tender for three bauxite mining blocks located in the prefectures of Boffa, Boké and Télimélé.
Indochine Mining Limited is developing a high-grade gold project at Mt Kare in PNG by rapidly developing wide, high-grade gold zones
Sarama Resources is a West Africa-focused gold explorer with substantial landholdings in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Mali.
Midway Gold is an emerging, near-term gold producer on track to bring its first million-ounce project, the Pan mine, to production in 2014

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