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Central Africa: Moving on from oil

The Gulf of Guinea, sometimes referred to as the ‘elbow' of West Africa, is best known for the offshore...


09 DECEMBER 2011

Malawi: struggling to advance

Until late 2009 Malawi was making good progress towards attainment of its UN Millennium Development Goals...


28 OCTOBER 2011

Finance agreements secured on Ma'aden joint venture

Alcoa Inc and Saudi Arabian Mining Co (Ma'aden) have signed financing agreements over the second phase...


21 OCTOBER 2011

Brazil: strength to strength

Last year was a good year for Brazil, and it proved to be the best of the recent booming years so far...

Rusal approves debt refinancing

UC Rusal's board has approved a raising of up to US$4.75 billion for debt refinancing. The Russian...

Europe/Middle East

01 JULY 2011

Southeast Asia: Eastern promise

Despite Southeast Asia's undoubted mineral potential, the geology is not well known and is still being...


05 NOVEMBER 2010

Ghana: Gold-led boom

Despite last year's economic growth slowing to its lowest rate since 2002 (a mere 4.7%), after reaching...


05 NOVEMBER 2010

Looking inwards

China, with its massive landmass, ranks as one of the top three global producers for many mineral commodities....



Government shuns Vedanta mine

India's government has refused Vedanta Resources plc's application for a bauxite mine in Orissa, following...

Base metals


Image problem

In announcing his departure from BP, chief executive Tony Hayward said, in the wake of the Gulf oil spill,...

Base metals

06 AUGUST 2010

Vedanta back in NGO spotlight

Indian-company Vedanta Resources plc found itself in the firing line once again this week, as celebrities,...

Base metals

30 JULY 2010

Carbon trading places

What a torrid time Barry Carbon has had since he took over as non-executive chairman of Bauxite Resources...


30 JULY 2010