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Dominican Republic packs a punch

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

HudBay ordered to hold shareholder vote

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

North America

23 JAN 2009

Russians discuss mega merger plan

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

Europe/Middle East

23 JAN 2009

Broken Hill takeover falters

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

Africa

23 JAN 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 JAN 2009

VALE MOVEMENTS

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

Leadership

20 JAN 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 JAN 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 JAN 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

ROYALTY AGREEMENT

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

North America

09 JAN 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 JAN 2009

Alcoa battens down the hatches

DRASTIC cost cutting and deep job losses at Alcoa Inc may not be enough to weather the current economic

Europe/Middle East

09 JAN 2009

Tye Burt pulls out of Norilsk board election

Tye Burt has withdrawn his candidacy for election to the board of directors of OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel.

Africa

12 DEC 2008

Chief criticises HudBay performance and prospects

CHIEF executive of HudBay Minerals Inc Allen Palmiere reportedly criticised his own company's assets,

North America

12 DEC 2008

Perilya's bank balance buoyed by proposal

AUSTRALIAN zinc producer Perilya Ltd has been thrown a cash lifeline from China's Shenzhen Zhongjin Lingnan

Australia

12 DEC 2008

BAUXITE IPO

Bauxite hopeful Cape Alumina has satisfied the minimum capital raising conditions for its initial public

Australia

05 DEC 2008