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Guinea's billion-dollar bauxite question

Guinea's billion-dollar bauxite question

There is little chance of Guinea imposing mandatory beneficiation requirements

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Fiji: Timely arrivals

The sight of Fiji Airways' new Airbus A330 aircraft on the tarmac at Nadi (pictured) in Fiji is a soothing...


07 FEBRUARY 2014

Guinea: engaging interest

It has been a rollercoaster year in Guinea. Criticism from miners over taxes and royalties has been widespread....


22 NOVEMBER 2013

Fiji: Gold beneath the palm trees

Although Fiji is known more for tourism than mining, in fact gold is one of the Pacific island's top...


08 FEBRUARY 2013

Recycling red mud

Earlier this year, Rusal announced a programme to recycle bauxite residue. A facility is expected...

Europe/Middle East

15 JANUARY 2013

West Africa: Guinea and Liberia attracting investment

Guinea has a growing number of mining projects and operations, ranging from bauxite and iron ore to gold....


23 NOVEMBER 2012

Indonesia: The honeymoon may be over

Indonesia's economy continued to impress in 2011. GDP grew 6.4%, driven by consumer spending and investment,...


22 JUNE 2012

Central Africa: Moving on from oil

The Gulf of Guinea, sometimes referred to as the ‘elbow' of West Africa, is best known for the offshore...


09 DECEMBER 2011

Malawi: struggling to advance

Until late 2009 Malawi was making good progress towards attainment of its UN Millennium Development Goals...


28 OCTOBER 2011

Finance agreements secured on Ma'aden joint venture

Alcoa Inc and Saudi Arabian Mining Co (Ma'aden) have signed financing agreements over the second phase...


21 OCTOBER 2011

China breaks WTO rules

A World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes panel has ruled that Chinese export restrictions on the shipping...


08 JULY 2011

Rusal approves debt refinancing

UC Rusal's board has approved a raising of up to US$4.75 billion for debt refinancing. The Russian...

Europe/Middle East

01 JULY 2011