Bolivia made a US$9.9 million payment to China's Sinosteel to develop the Mutun iron ore project
Mine permit now on final stage before prime ministerial approval
Projects would cause "permanent and irreversible environmental impacts"
New A$6.7 million research centre will partner with miners to rehabilitate old mines
Market movers enjoy 52-week highs
Sam Walsh, Rio Tinto chief executive, and Xu Siwei, Sinosteel president, signed a heads of agreement...