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  1. June 17, 2014

    First Quantum Minerals to buy $470m Argentine copper project

    First Quantum Minerals is to buy a copper project in Argentina for $470m, further extending the acquisitive miner’s...

  2. April 9, 2014

    Mauritania looks to rail and water to boost mining sector

    Stretching 704km into the remote desert and guarded in places by the army, Mauritania’s iron ore railway is the backbone of...

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  1. April 7, 2014

    PotashCorp chief executive Bill Doyle to step down after 15 years

    PotashCorp of Saskatchewan is replacing its chief executive of 15 years, bringing in a mining industry veteran to wrestle...

  2. January 28, 2014

    First Quantum increases size of flagship copper project

    First Quantum Minerals is to increase the capacity of one of the world’s largest copper mine developments by 20 per cent but...

  3. August 27, 2013

    ENRC listing saga a debacle of corporate governance

    Mining is one of the most cyclical of industries, but the cycle for Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation has been...

  4. May 15, 2013

    Zambia’s populist King Cobra rattles business

    When Michael Sata, the political veteran whose combative style earned him the sobriquet “King Cobra”, won Zambia’s elections...

  5. May 3, 2013

    ENRC looks to dig itself out of a hole

    What connects Tony Blair and a former director of the Bank of England to three Central Asian oligarchs and Joseph Kabila,...

  6. April 30, 2013

    UK regulator probes ENRC for potential breaches of takeover rules

    The UK listings regulator has launched a probe into potential breaches of its takeover rules by FTSE 100 miner Eurasian...

  7. April 28, 2013

    Zambia cracks down on miners over tax

    Zambia plans to force companies to repatriate foreign currency earned from exports back to the southern African nation as...

  8. April 25, 2013

    ENRC departures raise questions over who controls miner

    The confirmation of a criminal probe into Eurasian Natural Resources Corp is the latest twist in a corporate governance tale...

  9. March 12, 2013

    First Quantum set to take control of Inmet

    First Quantum Minerals is poised to seize control of fellow Canadian miner Inmet after changing the terms of its hostile...

  10. March 6, 2013

    First Quantum boosted by ENRC payment

    A one-off payment from confiscated copper mines in central Africa helped First Quantum Minerals buck a declining earnings...

  11. February 10, 2013

    Food group denies tax avoidance in Zambia

    Associated British Foods, the London-listed group, has hit back at allegations that it has been avoiding paying millions of...

  12. January 22, 2013

    Inmet rejects First Quantum’s takeover bid

    Inmet’s board has rejected a hostile takeover approach from First Quantum, the Toronto-listed copper miner, arguing the...

  13. January 14, 2013

    First Quantum seeks to pacify Inmet

    First Quantum has reiterated its desire to start friendly discussions with the board and management of Inmet, even as the...

  14. January 10, 2013

    Hostile takeovers slump to decade low

    Hostile takeovers have fallen to a decade low, highlighting how lack of confidence among corporate leaders is reining in...

  15. January 9, 2013

    First Quantum goes hostile on Inmet

    First Quantum, the Toronto-listed miner, is taking its C$5.1bn (U$5.16bn) bid for Inmet direct to shareholders as the copper...

  16. December 23, 2012

    The Week Ahead: The year’s worst performers

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

  17. beyondbrics

    December 18, 2012

    Further reading: curb your chaebols

    Tuesday’s picks from the beyondbrics team: South Korea’s economic growth has been meteoric, but now voters are calling for...

  18. December 17, 2012

    First Quantum / Inmet – hostile manouevres

    Just in time for Christmas – a hostile takeover. First Quantum, a Canadian copper miner listed in London and Toronto, has...

  19. December 17, 2012

    First Quantum raises Inmet offer

    First Quantum Minerals raised its bid for Inmet Mining for a second time to about C$5.1bn ($5.18bn) as it seeks to gain...

  20. December 10, 2012

    ‘Manny’ must bring an ascent for Man Group

    Hedge funds are supposed to produce returns to investors that are uncorrelated to markets. But in the case of Man Group,...

  21. December 10, 2012

    ENRC takes full control of Congo venture

    Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation has agreed a deal to take full control of a group of copper and cobalt mines in the...

  22. November 29, 2012

    First Quantum hurt by Inmet’s rejection

    First Quantum Minerals said it was “surprised and disappointed” by Inmet Mining Corporation’s public rejection of a $5bn...

  23. November 29, 2012

    Mining – cycle clips

    Three mining stories on as many continents on Thursday have more in common than meets the eye. Each, in its own way, is a...

  24. November 22, 2012

    Dalman to assume wider role at ENRC

    The veteran investment banker chairing Eurasian Natural Resources Corp is poised to take on a wide range of executive...

  25. November 22, 2012

    Oil plays role in Glencore’s next target

    ENRC, First Quantum, Fortescue or even Anglo American. The list of potential takeover targets for Glencore-Xstrata is long....

  26. FT Alphaville

    November 13, 2012

    Has FQM's board approved a £3bn bid? Dunno -- UPDATE

    It’s 2:45am in Vancouver. Do you know where your investor relations department is? Here’s this morning’s Daily Mail. From...

  27. October 9, 2012

    ENRC poised for boardroom shake-up

    Eurasian Natural Resources Corp is preparing to shake up its senior ranks, with Mehmet Dalman taking the reins as executive...

  28. August 15, 2012

    ENRC cuts investment after profits fall

    Eurasian Natural Resources Corp is cutting investment this year and reviewing its spending plans beyond, as a drop in...

  29. beyondbrics

    August 3, 2012

    Zambia draws $3.7bn investment from First Quantum

    It was bad news for Zambia in March when Fitch, the ratings agency, downgraded the country’s economic forecast, citing...

  30. July 31, 2012

    ENRC secures Congo mine licence for $102m

    Eurasian Natural Resources Corp can press ahead with production at a controversial mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo,...

  31. June 26, 2012

    Questions over tycoon’s Congo mines role

    The intrigue surrounding the sale of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s mineral assets deepened this week when it emerged...

  32. June 12, 2012

    First Quantum lost out on contract review

    When Toronto-listed miner First Quantum failed a national contract review of 61 mining deals in the Democratic Republic of...

  33. June 12, 2012

    Indignation hard to muster at success pay

    Lombard is suffering from an anger malfunction. According to the blurb for a new pay survey, there will be “hostile media...

  34. June 12, 2012

    Head of ENRC faces governance challenge

    “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” Benjamin Franklin did not say how...

  35. May 25, 2012

    ENRC bolsters board to improve governance

    Eurasian Natural Resources Corp has added two new independent directors to its board as the Kazakh miner attempts to emerge...

  36. April 5, 2012

    Small caps: Proteome jumps on licence deal

    Proteome Sciences jumped 14.9 per cent to 40.25p on news it had signed a licence agreement for its stroke biomarker...

  37. March 21, 2012

    ENRC sets out global investment plans

    Eurasian Natural Resources Corp insisted it had consigned its boardroom rows to history as it set out investment plans that...

  38. February 13, 2012

    Correction: ENRC settlement

    ● ENRC will pay a $1.25bn settlement to First Quantum regarding its residual claims and assets at three mines in DR Congo...

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