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Vale plan paying off: bank

Vale plan paying off: bank

Bank ups Vale's rating to outperform on back of forecast cashflow


28 NOVEMBER 2017

Brazil back in ship-shape

Not only has it successfully engineered an over-supply of most bulks as a part of a well-proven way of...

Central/South America


Too big to fail

The insider's response to the loud (some would say ‘shrill') doomsayers' predictions the end of the world...


18 JUNE 2014

Iluka, Vale form heavy metal band

Australian-listed mineral sands producer Iluka Resources Ltd has managed to wedge a foot in the door...

Nickel: a tale of two technologies

Metal market analysts have to take account of many things but the effect of disruptive technologies isn't...

Europe/Middle East

28 MAY 2014

Iron ore: Brazil's regulatory reform

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



Brazil: Maintaining growth

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

Vale posts first quarterly loss in 15 years after write-downs

Vale SA reported its first quarterly loss since becoming a public company in 1997 as it took write-downs...

Central/South America

01 MARCH 2013

West Canada: A tale of four provinces

Canada is a federation, like the United States and Australia, and consists of 10 provinces and three...

North America

11 JANUARY 2013

West Africa: Guinea and Liberia attracting investment

Guinea has a growing number of mining projects and operations, ranging from bauxite and iron ore to gold....


23 NOVEMBER 2012

Zambia's copper zest

In February this year, Zambia's central bank estimated that copper production in 2011 had risen by about...


02 NOVEMBER 2012

Copper: Ups and downs

Last year was a roller-coaster ride for copper, with the average cash price ending the year 17% higher...


12 OCTOBER 2012