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    1. December 18, 2014

      Barrick suspends Zambian output after royalty rise

      Barrick Gold is suspending output in Zambia because of tax regime changes that have put the African country at the centre of...

    2. December 5, 2014

      Political rivalries blight Zambia

      Political uncertainty and factionalism are blighting Zambia, Africa’s second-largest copper producer, with both the ruling...

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    1. Mauritania

      During its few short years of stability, the government has publicly committed to bett...
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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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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....

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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