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West Africa: Navigating the minefield

It was never going to be easy. A region that has been in the news for all the wrong reasons – violence,...


22 NOVEMBER 2013

Guinea: engaging interest

It has been a rollercoaster year in Guinea. Criticism from miners over taxes and royalties has been widespread....


22 NOVEMBER 2013

Southeast Asia: Diverging fortunes

Many of the countries in Southeast Asia are rich in mineral reserves and have the potential to develop...

Base metals

08 NOVEMBER 2013

Miner's right: The supercycle isn't dead

Predictions of commodity shortages caused by over-population have been around for more than 200 years,...

Base metals

04 OCTOBER 2013

Rusal to cut more capacity after quarterly loss

UC Rusal plc, the world's leading producer of primary aluminium, said it would cut more aluminium production...

Base metals

19 AUGUST 2013

Alcoa promotions

Aluminium producer Alcoa Inc promoted chief financial officer (CFO) Roy Harvey to chief operating officer...


26 JULY 2013

Brazil: Maintaining growth

Brazil‘s phenomenal growth owes much to its mineral wealth – and to those who exploit it. But the rate...

Focus: Cameroon: boosting production and penetrating new markets

Cameroon's vast and untapped mineral reserves should make a valuable patch for any bullish miner to venture....


28 MARCH 2013

Canterbury joins Bauxite Resources

Bauxite Resources Ltd has made Peter Canterbury chief executive (CEO) and executive director. Canterbury...


22 FEBRUARY 2013

Alumina buy-in

Two subsidiaries of Chinese company Citic Group took a 15% stake in Alumina Ltd for A$452 million (US$468...


15 FEBRUARY 2013

New head at Bauxite

Peter Canterbury was appointed Bauxite Resources Ltd chief executive this week. Canterbury joined from...


15 FEBRUARY 2013

Fiji: Gold beneath the palm trees

Although Fiji is known more for tourism than mining, in fact gold is one of the Pacific island's top...


08 FEBRUARY 2013