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Rare setback for London 'king of mining'

Rare setback for London 'king of mining'

Afghanistan adventure could prove to be expensive failure for City favourite

Capital markets

02 JUNE 2020
"Gold, emeralds, rubies, and amethyst are all illegally mined by ... the Taliban"

"Gold, emeralds, rubies, and amethyst are all illegally mined by ... the Taliban"

Perhaps following the UN's call for greater regulation and recognition for small-scale mining, Reuters...

Politics

08 NOVEMBER 2016

Unlocking Afghanistan's mineral wealth

The war-torn country has massive mineral potential, but digging it out is an entirely different matter...

Asia

17 JUNE 2015

Speed bumps add to potholes for region's investors

Central Asia offers both attractive real estate and some dodgy roads to development and building value...

Asia

09 APRIL 2015

Afghanistan mineral sector

Thirteen years lapsed between the overthrow of the Taliban and the inauguration this week of president...

Asia

01 OCTOBER 2014

RISK OUTLOOK in brief

  Mozambique election looms; Afghanistan drawdown; Pakistan's kingmaker; Nigeria vulnerable.  ...

Africa

16 SEPTEMBER 2014

Navigating the human terrain

In a recently published report issued by the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, researchers...

Asia

07 JULY 2014

Afghan lower house approves mining law

After two years of deliberations, Afghanistan's lower house of parliament has adopted a series of mining...

Asia

23 MAY 2014

Subcontinental Asia: Tests of faith

India, Pakistan and Afghanistan are at very different stages of economic and political development, but...

Asia

04 APRIL 2014

Law lacking

A proposed mining law in Afghanistan contains aspects that “are a cause for concern”�, says non-governmental...

Asia

23 DECEMBER 2013

Afghanistan: Mining prospects

Afghanistan is hoping that its vast deposits of minerals and hydrocarbons will help fund the country's...

Asia

26 APRIL 2013

Afghanistan: Who mines wins

Richard Williams (pictured) spent 20 years with the British Army and is a former commander of the SAS....

Asia

26 APRIL 2013