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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...

Africa

19 APRIL 2013

Xstrata confirms Las Bambas spend of US$5.2bn

Xstrata plc said that the estimated cost of its 400,000t/y Las Bambas copper project in Peru would be...

Central/South America

25 JANUARY 2013

Dominican Republic: A mining industry reborn

The start of production at two new gold mines, Pueblo Viejo and Las Lagunas tailings, made 2012 a very...

Central/South America

25 JANUARY 2013

Miner's Right: Cult of cost cutting

What better way for highly paid managers to preserve their jobs than to indulge in a little cost cutting....

Australia

11 JANUARY 2013

Finance: More ups than downs

The recent softening of commodity prices is merely a bump in the road and the so called commodity super...

Africa

30 NOVEMBER 2012

Sustainable development: Rio+20 - The past, present and future

To those assembled in Rio back in 1992 at the first Earth Summit, the phrase ‘sustainability in mining'...

North America

10 JULY 2012

Zinc:Tipping point

Primarily used as a galvanising agent in steel production, zinc is also gaining recognition for its environmental...

Australia

16 DECEMBER 2011

Annual review: Weathering the storms

From natural disasters to resource nationalism, the mining industry has faced many hurdles in 2011. But...

Africa

16 DECEMBER 2011

Central Africa: Moving on from oil

The Gulf of Guinea, sometimes referred to as the ‘elbow' of West Africa, is best known for the offshore...

Africa

09 DECEMBER 2011

Xstrata zinc acquisition

Xstrata plc has closed the acquisition of the Hackett River and Wishbone zinc exploration properties...

North America

07 OCTOBER 2011

Focus: Copper - Fundamentally sound

Last year was a remarkable one for copper, with a near 43% rise in average cash prices compared with...

Africa

07 OCTOBER 2011

Australia: Performance under pressures

Over the past six months the attention of the Australian minerals sector has been dominated by political...

Australia

22 JULY 2011