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Thailand: Unfulfilled potential

The Thai political situation has been characterised this year by serious conflict and instability. For

Asia

05 NOV 2010

Financing problems delay copper mining projects

Global copper concentrate output capacity will expand by less than 2.5Mt between 2010 and 2013 amid financing

Capital markets

02 NOV 2010

Equinox bids for Saudi copper

Equinox Minerals Ltd has made a A$1.25 billion (US$1.2 billion) bid for Citadel Resource Group Ltd, owner

Africa

29 OCT 2010

Thieves take advantage of rising value of copper

The rising price for refined copper is making the metal a target in the UK for thieves. The BBC reports

Europe/Middle East

29 OCT 2010

Wrong signals

During the past six months, Chile (in May), Slovenia (July) and Israel (last month) have joined the Organisation

PGMs

29 OCT 2010

Tenke review completed, First Quantum saga continues

There was mixed news this week out of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the long-running

Africa

29 OCT 2010

Partners give ground to agree Tenke Fungurume terms

The contract terms for the major Tenke Fungurume copper mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Africa

22 OCT 2010

Minmetals to buy MMG from parent for $1.85 billion

Minmetals Resources Ltd (MMR) has agreed to buy Australian company Minerals and Metals Group (MMG) for

Australia

22 OCT 2010

Rio objects to Ivanhoe's US$1 billion rights offer

Rio Tinto has responded to a proposed rights offer by Ivanhoe Mines Ltd, saying  that it “offends”� a

Capital markets

22 OCT 2010

Minmetals to buy MMG from parent

Minmetals Resources Ltd (MMR) has agreed to buy Australian company Minerals and Metals Group (MMG) for

Australia

19 OCT 2010

Ivanhoe looks for independence with US$1 billion raising

Ivanhoe Mines Ltd, which is developing the world-class Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project in Mongolia with

Asia

18 OCT 2010

First Quantum to acquire Antares for C$460 million

First Quantum Minerals Ltd, the copper producer seeking to diversify after a battle over mining rights

Life cycle

It has been an auspicious week in Hong Kong, and not just because of the 10.10.10 date alignment (which

PGMs

15 OCT 2010

Government of Peru puts Magistral up for sale

Inca Pacific Resources Inc said the Government of Peru has put the Magistral copper and molybdenum project

Rex raises A$85 million

Rex Minerals Ltd has raised A$85 million (US$84 million) to accelerate exploration at the Hillside copper

Australia

15 OCT 2010

Kagara bids for Copper Strike

ASX-listed Kagara Ltd has made an off-market cash takeover offer for Queensland-focused explorer Copper

Australia

15 OCT 2010