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Wanted: a national champion

Foreign investors have become uneasy about SA investment following labour unrest that has hobbled UK-based


16 JAN 2015

Interstate conflict tops WEF global risks

Interstate conflicts were adjudged the biggest threat to global stability in the next 10 years, with


15 JAN 2015

New Gold receives federal approval for Rainy River

The combined open pit and underground project, which includes a 21,000tpd gold mill, passed Ottawa’s

North America

14 JAN 2015

WA environmental body rejects iron ore mine

EPA Chairman Dr Paul Vogel said the project, about 50km north of Koolyanobbing in the Shire of Yilgarn,


13 JAN 2015

Turkey law signals shifting ground

The unicameral Meclis (pronounced “Mejlis”) is conducting a final review, and assuming there aren’t any

Europe/Middle East

09 JAN 2015

Resource nationalism: a theme for all seasons

The answer, according to some analysts, is more resource nationalism (if that is the right word), not


06 JAN 2015

Barrick to suspend Lumwana on royalty hike

The new code eliminates corporate income tax, but imposes a 20% gross royalty on revenue, an increase


19 DEC 2014

Global coal demand to hit 9Bt by 2019

The report noted that despite China's efforts to moderate its coal consumption, it will still account


15 DEC 2014

Anglo to abandon Peru copper project

Under the terms of the agreement, Anglo American Michiquillay has begun the appropriate legal processes

Holmes checks economic pulse

The US Global Investors president and regular keynote speaker at Mines & Money told this year’s conference


07 DEC 2014

Not everyone agrees India is the new China

Proponents of this argument assume new prime minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India initiative will lead


06 DEC 2014

Polish coal giant sacks CEO

According to the report, state-owned Weglowa’s board issued a statement saying the dismissal was related


27 NOV 2014

Nevsun under the spotlight

On the first front, a recent Bloomberg article alleged private equity fund QKR was close to making a

Capital markets

24 NOV 2014

The mood music in Indonesia

A major investment bank that has had its Asia Pacific analysts on the ground in Indonesia looking at


20 NOV 2014

Suriname buys into Merian project

Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname, the company representing the government, has already made an initial


18 NOV 2014

Rio Tinto and Sinosteel to extend Pilbara JV

Sam Walsh, Rio Tinto chief executive, and Xu Siwei, Sinosteel president, signed a heads of agreement


17 NOV 2014