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Companies agree to new Chile mining royalty

BHP Billiton and Antofagasta plc are among several producers to accept Chile's new royalty system aimed

Inmet and Lundin to merge into US$9bn Symterra group

Base-metals producers Inmet Mining Corp and Lundin Mining Corp have agreed to a no-premium merger of

Inmet and Lundin propose merger of equals

Base metals companies Inmet Mining Corp and Lundin Mining Corp have agreed to a no-premium merger of

Africa

13 JAN 2011

Hudbay offers C$520m for Norsemont

Hudbay Minerals Inc has made an offer for all the shares in Norsemont Mining Inc, valuing the Peruvian

Gate keeper

For those of us marooned in the UK, January is a dark and unpleasant month. December at least held festive

PGMs

07 JAN 2011

Bisha pours first gold

The Bisha precious and base metals project in Eritrea has poured its first gold, according to owner Nevsun

Base metals

05 JAN 2011

CDC raises US$65m in AIM listing

COPPER Development Corp (CDC) has completed a successful introduction to London's AIM market, raising

Asia

20 DEC 2010

Hinde sight

HINDSIGHT blesses us all with perfect vision but, because of my family name, I am perhaps more prone

PGMs

20 DEC 2010

African union

Encouragingly, I seem to be mellowing with age. Either that or, after what seems an eternity of reporting

Africa

10 DEC 2010

Rio Tinto provides Ivanhoe with financial package to boost Oyu Tolgoi

Rio Tinto will assume “direct management”� of the world-class Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project in Mongolia

Europe/Middle East

08 DEC 2010

Spinifex gets Chinese finance approval

  Hanlong Mining Investment Ltd has received final approval from the Chinese government for its planned

Australia

03 DEC 2010

Inmet to buy remaining Cobre Las Cruces stake

Inmet Mining Corp is paying US$552 million in cash and shares for the remaining 30% interest in Spain's

Europe/Middle East

03 DEC 2010

Global hunt

The topic of conversation when geologists and financiers meet is never far from the global hunt for mineral

PGMs

03 DEC 2010

Xstrata commits further funds to Frieda

Xstrata has committed US$122 million to carry out a feasibility study at the Frieda copper-gold project

Australia

03 DEC 2010

Vedanta postpones Konkola listing

Vedanta plc has blamed stock-market volatility for the delayed listing of Konkola Resources plc.

Europe/Middle East

03 DEC 2010

Xstrata approves Frieda funding

Xstrata has approved a US$122 million commitment to carry out a feasibility study at the Frieda copper-gold

Australia

26 NOV 2010