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Extended life for old Martha?

NEWMONT Waihi Gold, which is providing more than one-third of New Zealand's exploration spending, is...

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15 SEPTEMBER 2006

Prices boost output in the Philippines

ALREADY riding on eight years of growth, the Philippine economy expanded by more than 5% in 2005, underpinned...

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15 SEPTEMBER 2006

Pretoria's policy to push domestic

THE Government of South Africa has decreed that 26% of the mining industry shall be in black ownership...

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08 SEPTEMBER 2006

DRC election: investors await round two

THE July 30 poll allowed almost 18 million Congolese to cast a ballot paper for the first time since...

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08 SEPTEMBER 2006

New buying momentum

THE gold price moved from US$437/oz at the end of 2004 to US$500/oz in December 2005, and has ‘enjoyed'...

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01 SEPTEMBER 2006

A promising outlook for coal production

THE production of coal continued to rise last year, up 5.2% from 2004. China again showed the largest...

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25 AUGUST 2006

Canadian companies take a shine to Swedish uranium

DESPITE having a wide range of uranium deposits, and ten nuclear reactors (producing half of the country's...

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25 AUGUST 2006

Diamond exploration

ALL the economic parameters for diamonds improved in 2005. The Diamond Trading Co (DTC) reported sales...

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18 AUGUST 2006

Peru: minerals dominate exports

The big event recently in Peru was the election of Alan Garcia as the country's new president. In June...

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04 AUGUST 2006

Australian uranium – hype and politics

In the past year, at least 20 uranium companies have listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Stockbroking...

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04 AUGUST 2006

DRC tries to shed legacy of unrest

FIVE years have elapsed since the end of the 1997-2001 war, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

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28 JULY 2006

Iron ore races on

THE iron ore boom continued at full force in 2005 and well into this year. World steel demand is still...

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28 JULY 2006