Suffering Australian miners turn to pot

Resources groups swap mechanical diggers for medicinal marijuana

Ousted CEO digs in in lockout at Asia Resource Minerals

Miner’s shares suspended after failure to regain control

De Beers Diamond sorting at Harry Oppenheimer House in Kimberley

De Beers to sell legendary Kimberley Mines

Decision ends 125 years of diamond history

Coal and solar executives clash on climate

Hayward rejects solar as power solution for countries such as India

Australia rejects iron ore inquiry

Decision a victory for Rio and BHP in dispute with rival Fortescue

Rothschild cools on Asia Resource offer

British financier and Russian partners pull back from takeover

BHP settles SEC Olympic hospitality probe for $25m

Miner admits lax controls over guests at Beijing games

Norilsk Nickel looks to China with new copper mine

Financing sought from east for development of Chita facility

Great Barrier Reef: Battle under the sea

Environmentalists wage a high-profile campaign against Australia’s mighty coal industry

Rio signs $5bn Mongolia copper mine deal

Anglo-Australian miner to further develop deposit

Merkel and Hollande set pollution goal

Leaders among first to aim for zero-emissions target

Signs look dire for Zimbabwe economy

The southern African nation could slip back into recession

BHP blasts Australian iron ore probe plans

Miner dubs production inquiry a ‘ridiculous waste’ of money

BHP spin-off given lukewarm reception

South 32 attracts lower-end valuation on Sydney stock market debut

Rio Tinto puts aluminium assets on block

Sale is sign of miners adjusting to commodities downturn

Small-cap Week, May 16

Sirius Minerals, Vertu Motors, Tungsten and Exova featured

Australia’s PM backs iron ore inquiry call

Move adds pressure on large miners to defend supply strategy

Steer on UK potash mine decision unlikely

Experts’ neutral stance over Sirius’s N Yorks project ‘positive’

Platinum: tarnished

Smaller miners may be unprepared when demand recovers

Vedanta hit by $6.6bn impairment

Indian resources conglomerate’s underlying operating profits fall 24%


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