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Miner's right: Wages of sin

Cold comfort it might be for Mark Cutifani as he tries to revitalise floundering Anglo American plc,...

Base metals

02 AUGUST 2013

Miner's right: Tipping point for coal is now

Gold and copper executives might disagree, but the clear leader in the race for the title of sick man...


05 JULY 2013

Miner's right: Glencore strikes back

Glencore chief executive Ivan Glasenberg has had to struggle to win the approval of the Chinese government...


19 APRIL 2013

Write-downs push Anglo American to US$1.5 billion loss

Anglo American plc slumped to a US$1.5 billion net loss in 2012 after recording write-downs totalling...


15 FEBRUARY 2013

Miner's Right: Cult of cost cutting

What better way for highly paid managers to preserve their jobs than to indulge in a little cost cutting....


11 JANUARY 2013

Further consolidation in Peace River

Xstrata plc, which is in the midst of a friendly merger with largest shareholder Glencore International...

North America

09 MARCH 2012

Zinc:Tipping point

Primarily used as a galvanising agent in steel production, zinc is also gaining recognition for its environmental...


16 DECEMBER 2011

Annual review: Weathering the storms

From natural disasters to resource nationalism, the mining industry has faced many hurdles in 2011. But...


16 DECEMBER 2011

Zimbabwe: Crisis, recovery and uncertainty

Over the past four or five years, resource nationalisation has become a growing concern, with Zimbabwe...



South African silicosis case goes to UK high court

A London law firm has begun proceedings in the UK high court against a Johannesburg-listed subsidiary...



Chile: Increased attention on mining

Aclaming influence on the Chilean mining sector is that most of the larger-scale mines in Chile have...

Special report: Indaba in the sun

The upbeat mood at Indaba Mining 2011 in Cape Town reflected the current historically high commodity...


18 FEBRUARY 2011