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Xstrata takes on US$2.4 billion impairment charge

Xstrata plc has announced US$2.4 billion in impairment charges for 2009 after closing a number of nickel

Australia

11 DEC 2009

Sukuk Credit

Attempts by Dubai World to restructure its US$26 billion debt have dominated the financial press this

PGMs

11 DEC 2009

Eritrean charms

Eritrea, which became independent in May 1993 (two years after the end of a 30-year war), is the size

Africa

11 DEC 2009

Sino sink

Overcapacity in a sector can have a profound impact on it and on dozens of associated industries. It

Africa

04 DEC 2009

London Stockpile: Dubai is no bother, say London investors

New York's resilience to the Dubai fallout inspired confidence in London early this week. Initial fears

Europe/Middle East

04 DEC 2009

Taseko sells quarter of Gibraltar asset for C$180m

Taseko Mines Ltd has signed a letter of intent with Sojitz Corp for a 75:25 joint venture over its Gibraltar

North America

04 DEC 2009

Cashed up Zijin is favoured Tampakan development partner

China's largest gold and third-largest copper producer, Zijin Mining Group Co Ltd, has made a play for

Capital markets

04 DEC 2009

London Stockpile: Dubai default deals blow

    By Blake Wilshaw    London markets were static for most of the week, with US and Islamic

Europe/Middle East

27 NOV 2009

EDC lends Codelco US$200m

Export Development Canada (EDC) has loaned Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco) US$200

Risk returns

Just as we started to look forward to Christmas, the markets have fired a Scrooge-like shot across our

Europe/Middle East

27 NOV 2009

First Quantum to buy Kiwara for US$260m

The board of directors in Kiwara plc, and shareholders representing a total of 76% of the company's shares,

Africa

27 NOV 2009

DRC: Canada holding back funds

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has accused Canada of holding back a deal over foreign debt because

Africa

25 NOV 2009

First Quantum to buy Kiwara for US$260m

First Quantum Minerals Ltd has made a US$260 million bid for Kiwara plc, and has already gained the acceptance

Africa

23 NOV 2009

Road ahead

Platinum and palladium are fascinating metals, being valued both for their aesthetic and physical properties.

PGMs

20 NOV 2009

Grupo wins battle for Asarco

GRUPO Mexico SAB has won back control of bankrupt subsidiary Asarco LLC after a lengthy battle with Vedanta

North America

20 NOV 2009

Grupo Mexico wins fight to regain control of Asarco

Grupo Mexico SAB can regain control of its bankrupt US copper miner, a judge in Texas ruled in rejecting

North America

16 NOV 2009