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Japanese manufacturing on the line

The story of Chinese investment into the African mining and infrastructure sector is well documented,...


11 JUNE 2014

Element strategies: Starting a revolution

As a result of rising consumer demand, much effort has been made in recent years to develop materials...


31 MAY 2013

Carbon Is taking off

 A materials revolution is in progress, characterised by a shift away from iron and steel and towards...


15 FEBRUARY 2013

Uranium: Clouds of Fukushima receding

The post-Fukushima global uranium market has failed to regain the 2010 optimism that sent spot prices...


24 AUGUST 2012

Legal watch: Common dispute in rare earth trade

At a recent meeting of the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), China blocked...


20 JULY 2012

Japan: Road to recovery

More than a year has passed since the Japanese earthquake. While there is still no noticeable effect...


15 JUNE 2012

Gold: Medium-term headwinds

Gold prices hit an intraday record of $1,920.70/oz on 6 September 2011, driven by investors buying increased...

Europe/Middle East

05 APRIL 2012

Japanese experience

Sir, The Japanese economy has recently faced many challenges. These include the March earthquake...


13 JANUARY 2012

Mitsui loans Codelco US$6.75bn to take up Anglo option

Japan's Mitsui & Co has agreed to provide US$6.75 billion in bridging finance to Codelco, allowing the...

Central/South America

12 OCTOBER 2011

Aston secures final Maules Creek funds

Aston Resources Ltd has agreed to sell 10% of its Maules Creek coal project in New South Wales to a subsidiary...


07 OCTOBER 2011

Japanese companies clean up Brazilian ownership

ITOCHU Corp has purchased an effective 6.9% interest in a Brazilian iron-ore producer for ¥40.9 billion...

ARMZ with fresh Mantra bid

JSC Atomredmetzoloto (ARMZ) has returned with a new bid for Mantra Resources Ltd. The news resurrects...


25 MARCH 2011