Brazil targets BHP and Vale in dam suit

Samarco and shareholders face R$20bn-plus damages

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Rio Tinto approves $1.9bn bauxite mine

Investment is the global miner’s largest for more than 2 years

Indonesian banks: under stress

Overcapacity and too much debt have put customers in trouble

Anglo loses Australia coal mine battle

Decision reflects growing community concern about pollution

Metals rally on output cut hopes

Chinese nickel producers set to decide on reductions

BHP shares fall after UN dam accusations

Mine waste alleged to have contained toxic chemicals and heavy metals

Coal’s woes could spark investors’ return

Institutional selling could be creating a buying opportunity

Russian groups’ ties with west unravel

Three companies have signalled plans to withdraw from London in as many months

Not so sparkling outlook for diamonds

Demand for lesser rocks has faltered and chances of finding ‘specials’ are small

VW scandal heightens platinum concerns

Over-supply fears as automotive and jewellery demand drops

Rio Tinto loses battle for Guinea ore rights

Judge rules claim against Vale falls foul of statute of limitations

How black was my valley

Once held in awe, coal mining is now a relic of a polluted past

Nyrstar hires Trafigura finance chief

Commodity trader succeeds in push for appointment of two directors to debt-laden miner’s board

Lonmin gains approval for rights issue

Decision allows platinum miner to raise more than $400m

Natural resources prices ‘may fall again’

Bearish outlook from influential commodity market bank Goldman

Indonesia probes Freeport extortion claims

Top government official allegedly demanded stake in mining group

Lonmin: stay of execution

Survival still hinges on rivals cutting production

Biggest diamond find in more than century

Canadian miner unearths 1,111 carat gem-quality stone in Botswana

Modi plans to sell Coal India stake

Sale should help government meet fiscal deficit target

Steel and iron ore hit by China sell-off

Metals at the level where output cuts threaten for miners


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