Equity issue considered by Rio Tinto

RIO Tinto will consider issuing equity to partly cover US$10 billion of debt it is trying to repay by...

Base metals

30 JANUARY 2009

Antam to increase spending

Indonesia's PT Aneka Tambang plans 3 trillion rupiah (US$265.4 million) this year in capital expenditures,...

Asia

29 JANUARY 2009

Vedanta Q3 earnings fall 98.5%, shares slide

India-focused mining group Vedanta Resources plc posted a 98.5% fall in third-quarter core profit on...

Africa

28 JANUARY 2009

Lundin shareholders agree HudBay deal

Shareholders of Lundin Miningapproved an all-stock takeover offer from HudBay Minerals on Monday. ...

North America

26 JANUARY 2009

Rio Tinto Alcan sells China stake

Rio Tinto Alcanhas completed the sale of its 50% equity share of the Alcan Ningxia aluminiumjoint venture...

Asia

26 JANUARY 2009

Dominican Republic packs a punch

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: FAST FACTS Capital: Santo Domingo Population: 9.5 million GDP real growth 2007:...

Central/South America

23 JANUARY 2009

HudBay ordered to hold shareholder vote

The Ontario Securities Commissionordered on Friday that HudBay Minerals hold a shareholders meeting before...

North America

23 JANUARY 2009

Russians discuss mega merger plan

OLEG Deripaska, the Russian billionaire and controlling shareholder of aluminium producer UC Rusal, has...

Europe/Middle East

23 JANUARY 2009

Broken Hill takeover falters

CBH Resources Ltd has scrapped its all-scrip bid for fellow Broken Hill zinc-producer Perilya Ltd. ...

Africa

23 JANUARY 2009

HudBay begins defence of Lundin bid

HudBay Minerals began a defence of its controversial C$550 million (US$440 million) bid for fellow base...

North America

20 JANUARY 2009

VALE MOVEMENTS

Tito Martins has been appointed as president and chief executive of Vale Inco Ltd, a subsidiary of Cia...

Leadership

20 JANUARY 2009

Alcoa reports first loss in six years

ALCOA Inc has suffered its first loss in six years, with the December-quarter results showing a net loss...

Base metals

16 JANUARY 2009

Kazakhstan remains calm and confident

Kazakhstan has a long tradition of mining and metals production based on its rich geology. The country...

Asia

13 JANUARY 2009

Bolivia poised for progress or peril

WITH the ritual sacrifice of a white llama, Bolivia's first indigenous president Evo Morales seized Glencore's...

Central/South America

09 JANUARY 2009

ROYALTY AGREEMENT

Breakwater Resources Ltd has entered into a royalty agreement with Red Mile Resources No. 5 Ltd Partnership...

North America

09 JANUARY 2009

RIO TINTO SALE

Rio Tinto executives said the company had agreed to sell its half in a Chinese aluminium smelting joint...

Base metals

09 JANUARY 2009