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Buried eggs

The mining and metals sector is by its nature a risky business. However, the sheer speed of change and...


02 JULY 2010

2020 vision

LOCATION, location, location is the real estate catchcry long ago adopted by those with something to...


30 JUNE 2010

Riversdale on rising coke tide

CHINA Inc has arrived, as Australian coal industry doyen Ken Talbot said it would. Talbot, who tragically...


27 JUNE 2010

Navigating Afghanistan

His Excellency Wahidullah Shahrani is in town. This Friday, the minister of mines of the Islamic Republic...


25 JUNE 2010

Khan makes organisational changes

Martin Quick has retired as president and chief executive officer of Khan Resources Inc. He will remain...


25 JUNE 2010

Magnate's Mozambique vision

AUSTRALIAN coal baron Ken Talbot was a big believer in the development potential of Africa’s resources...


22 JUNE 2010

New goal

Perhaps not something to quicken the heart, and a million miles from the action in the World Cup in South...


18 JUNE 2010

Virtuous circle

There is always something deeply unsettling about a room full of people that appear to be in agreement:...


11 JUNE 2010

Steel spring

The price of seaborne iron ore imported into China has fallen by about 20% in the past six weeks, from...


04 JUNE 2010

Potash poser

So Dmitry Rybolovlev wants to sell part of his 65.5 % stake in OAO Uralkali, the world's biggest publicly-traded,...

Europe/Middle East

04 JUNE 2010

Coal from the warthog's watering hole

IT IS relatively simple to start a coal mine in South Africa, according to new miner Continental Coal,...


01 JUNE 2010

Bottom billion

The president of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick, this week urges developed countries to look to the...


28 MAY 2010