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Xstrata takes on US$2.4 billion impairment charge

Xstrata plc has announced US$2.4 billion in impairment charges for 2009 after closing a number of nickel...


11 DECEMBER 2009

Ravensthorpe changes hands

First Quantum Minerals Ltd is acquiring the Ravensthorpe nickeloperation from BHP Billiton for US$340...

Base metals

11 DECEMBER 2009

First Quantum to buy Ravensthorpe for US$340 million

First Quantum Minerals Ltd has signed an agreement with BHP Billiton to buy the shuttered Ravensthorpe...


09 DECEMBER 2009

Nyota appoints executive director

Martyn John Churchouse has been appointed as an executive director at Nyota Minerals Ltd. He is a geologist...


30 OCTOBER 2009

Royalty claim at Voisey's Bay

Labrador Nickel Royalty Ltd Partnership (LNR) has filed an action in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland...

North America

23 OCTOBER 2009

Inco diaspora

According to Tom Griffis, many of the former executives of Inco Ltd who left the group after it was taken...

MJ comment

16 OCTOBER 2009

Xstrata given Anglo deadline

The UK Takeover Panel has told Xstrata plc it must make a formal offer for Anglo American plc by October...


09 OCTOBER 2009

Extra funds for Santa Rita overrun

Mirabela Nickel Ltd has raised an extra C$45 million (US$41 million) for developing the Santa Rita nickel...

Central/South America

21 AUGUST 2009

Extra funds for Santa Rita overrun

Mirabela Nickel Ltd has raised an additional C$45 million (US$41 million) for development of the Santa...

Central/South America

17 AUGUST 2009

Legal implications

It's shaping up to be a very memorable year for self-made millionaire Terry Streeter – but not in a positive...


14 AUGUST 2009

Chinese companies snap up more projects

China is on a buying spree once again, with two state-controlled companies this week making bids for...


14 AUGUST 2009

Strong balance sheet creates opportunities for BHP Billiton

BHP Billiton chief executive Marius Kloppers said his company's strong balance sheet could allow it to...


14 AUGUST 2009