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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

Miner's right: Palmer versus China

When you are in a hole, stop digging! That is the advice given the world over to anyone who has worked...


05 APRIL 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

Hail Creek fined A$2,000 for illegal water release in Queensland

Rio Tinto Coal Australia has been fined A$2,000 by Queensland's Department of Environment and Heritage...


08 MARCH 2013

Miner's right: Marketing breakthrough

Ask most miners about marketing and you are liable to get a blank stare from people happy to dig, deliver...


08 MARCH 2013

S&P downgrades Rio to negative on rising debt

Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgraded its outlook for Rio Tinto on Monday from stable to negative due to...


26 FEBRUARY 2013

Miner's right: No more Mr Nice Guy

Some years ago I lost a bet with Brian Gilbertson, the former chief executive of BHP Billiton, when we...


22 FEBRUARY 2013

West Africa: Risks to the mining sector

Some of the world's richest mineral deposits are found in West Africa, an area that was beset by civil...


23 NOVEMBER 2012

Indochina & Thailand: Committed to growth

Vietnam Spreading across more than 331,000km², Vietnam's mineral endowment includes bauxite, rare...


09 NOVEMBER 2012

Economic Intelligence: Steely resolve

In the quarter to end-September this year, there was a marked decline in the price of iron ore, a key...


19 OCTOBER 2012

Southern Africa: Zimbabwe chugging along

Zimbabwe's economy has rebounded from an almost vertical slide several years ago following a compromise...


05 OCTOBER 2012

Southern Africa: Commodities in the Kalahari

Botswana remains Sub-Saharan Africa's destination of choice for mining investors due to an attractive...

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05 OCTOBER 2012