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"These actions by BCL could jeopardise that … excellent reputation [Botswana has] as a country with a sound investment climate"

Russia’s Norilsk Nickel has come out swinging in its fight with Botswana Government-backed BCL Limited over the failed US$337 million deal to sell half of the Nkomati nickel and chrome mine in South Africa to BCL, describing the actions of the Botswana firm as “deplorable” and “unacceptable”.

"These actions by BCL could jeopardise that … excellent reputation [Botswana has] as a country with a sound investment climate" "These actions by BCL could jeopardise that … excellent reputation [Botswana has] as a country with a sound investment climate" "These actions by BCL could jeopardise that … excellent reputation [Botswana has] as a country with a sound investment climate" "These actions by BCL could jeopardise that … excellent reputation [Botswana has] as a country with a sound investment climate" "These actions by BCL could jeopardise that … excellent reputation [Botswana has] as a country with a sound investment climate"

Selebi Phikwe nickel smelter in Botswana

Norilsk, which has filed legal claims against BCL in the London Court of International Arbitration, and in Botswana, to recover more than US$270 million it claims it is owed in relation to the sale of