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Burkina Faso: Surviving the gold rush

Nestled close to the far more prosperous Ghana and Nigeria, small and desperately poor, Burkina Faso...


03 MAY 2013

BHPB gets US$650M for Pinto Valley copper operation

BHP Billiton (BHPB) agreed to sell its Pinto Valley open-pit copper mine operation in Arizona for US$650...

North America

29 APRIL 2013

Uzbekistan: All eyes on Uzbekistan

The former Soviet, Central Asian republic of Uzbekistan is being wooed by foreign countries for its oil...


26 APRIL 2013

Urban mining

By now, the news of Apple Inc's first quarterly earnings profit decline in a decade and record share...


26 APRIL 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

Copper: Tech will shrink copper market

Worldwide demand for copper has been growing by 2-5% year-on-year, reaching 20Mt in 2011. While the consumption...


12 APRIL 2013

Global secures local co-operation in Slovakia

Global Minerals Ltd has signed a memorandum of co-operation for the development of its Strieborna silver...

Europe/Middle East

28 MARCH 2013

Inmet shareholders approve First Quantum takeover bid

First Quantum Minerals Ltd (FQM) has won its takeover bid for fellow Canada-based company Inmet Mining...

Central/South America

28 MARCH 2013

Kazakhmys posts net loss after bigger than expected write-down on ENRC stake

Kazakhmys plc swung to a net loss of US$2.27 billion in 2012, compared with a US$930 million profit a...


26 MARCH 2013

ENRC crashes into the red after impairments top US$1.5bn

Eurasian Natural Resources Corp (ENRC) reported a US$804 million net loss for 2012 as it recorded one-off...


20 MARCH 2013

Rio confirms status as Australia's biggest tax payer in 2012

Rio Tinto confirmed its status as Australia's biggest tax payer in 2012, shelling out nearly US$9 billion...


15 MARCH 2013

Antofagasta's shares surge after it doubles dividend payout

Chilean-based copper producer Antofagasta plc has more than doubled its dividend payout for 2012 despite...

Central/South America

12 MARCH 2013