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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

Iron assurance

The list of the most important metals and minerals, in terms of their mined value, is dominated by coal,...


29 JULY 2011

BHPB makes US$15bn shale acquisition

BHP Billiton has announced the friendly takeover of US shale-gas company, Petrohawk Energy Corp for US$12.1...

North America

22 JULY 2011

Hardly cricket

For the fifth time, the Melbourne Mining Club has held one of its highly-regarded dinner meetings in...


08 JULY 2011

Developing edge

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao was in London this week as part of an official European tour. Despite the...


01 JULY 2011

Red Signal

Speakers at this week's Mines and Money Beijing conference queued up to explain China's prodigious appetite...


17 JUNE 2011

Uncertainty modelled

THOSE involved in the mining industry need little reminding of its uncertainties. From the vagaries of...

North America

03 JUNE 2011

Dinosaurs first

The volume of ‘significant' acquisitions in the mining industry (those individually valued at more than...


20 MAY 2011

Royal lesson

Sorry, you will have been hoping for something different. However, with the world and his dog camped...

Europe/Middle East

28 APRIL 2011

High rise

You can't keep gold down for long. Just seven weeks since it was last the focus of this page, here it...

Europe/Middle East

21 APRIL 2011

Stepping out

We witnessed a rare event this week – Ivan Glasenberg gave an interview. However, as chief executive...


15 APRIL 2011

Central control

There was a poignant moment at last week's Mines and Money conference in Hong Kong when the chairman...

Central/South America

01 APRIL 2011