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Democratic Republic of the Congo: A step back

The overwhelming potential of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) mineral wealth has often been...


16 AUGUST 2013

This week: 14/06/13

  Finance Rio Tinto agreed to sell its Eagle nickel-copper project (pictured) in Michigan, US, to...


14 JUNE 2013

Grasberg strike ends

A three-month-long strike at the Grasberg copper-gold mine (pictured) in Indonesia has ended after majority...


06 JANUARY 2012

Focus: Copper - Searching out the red

Exploration spending is anticipated to reach an all-time high this year, with activity once again dominated...


07 OCTOBER 2011

Indonesia: a country of contradictions

Indonesia's GDP expanded 6.1% in 2010, compared with 4.5% in 2009. The World Bank forecasts 6.4% growth...


24 JUNE 2011

Gold: rise and rise again

The gold price set new records in 2010, and continued to do so during the first three months of 2011....


08 APRIL 2011

Unlocking mineral potential

Despite the global downturn that impacted most economies in 2009, Indonesia posted an enviable full-year...


25 JUNE 2010

Struggling on

Although minerals remained fundamental to the US economy, contributing to the real gross domestic product...

North America

01 APRIL 2010

Indonesia puts foreign divestment at 20%

Indonesia's government has revealed through draft regulation released last week that foreign companies...


03 JULY 2009