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Feasibility study 'just a piece of paper'

A conference about mining in Africa was always going to generate some heat. And so it was at a gathering in London, where ArcelorMittal warned it could axe a US$1.7 billion expansion programme aimed at tripling iron ore production at its operations in Ebola-ravaged Liberia.

Delegates at the Mining on Top Africa Summit also heard Cantor FitzGerald call the bottom of the market, while a Zambian minister told miners to do much more to develop a continent “that contained 40%