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Attracted to the Coast

In March 2012, the Ivory Coast government announced its intention to reform its mining code, which hadn't...

Africa

30 SEPTEMBER 2014

French-speaking Africa: Laws changing the lay of the land

Renowned for the riches of their sub-soil, it should come as no surprise that countries in French-speaking...

Africa

17 JANUARY 2014

Iron ore: Brazil's regulatory reform

Mining is a key Brazilian industry, with annual production worth US$42 billion. Iron ore alone accounts...

Leadership

27 SEPTEMBER 2013

Brazil: Maintaining growth

Brazil‘s phenomenal growth owes much to its mineral wealth – and to those who exploit it. But the rate...

Brazil: Laying down the law

On June 18, President Dilma Rousseff finally unveiled a bill establishing a regulatory framework for...

Brazil: Tough decisions

On June 18, the Brazilian government finally published the long-awaited draft bill that aims to reform...