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  1. September 8, 2014

    Congo renews push for Grand Inga dam, an African white elephant

    On a wooden stake planted in Africa’s equatorial forest, a small hand-painted sign reads: “Here will be erected the water...

  2. July 25, 2014

    Lead jumps to highest in eight months

    Lead ballooned to an eight-month high on Friday as the recent rally in base metals prices showed no sign of ending. The...

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  1. Southern Africa Mining 2012

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  1. July 23, 2014

    Freeport-McMoRan close to Indonesian deal

    Freeport-McMoRan is on the verge of signing a deal with Indonesia that will lift curbs on exports from one of the world’s...

  2. July 9, 2014

    Copper on the rebound as sentiment shifts

    Just a few months ago, the best-known base metal was looking like the least loved. Copper, first mined 10,000 years ago and...

  3. June 5, 2014

    Newmont halts Indonesia mining operations

    US mining group Newmont has halted operations at its Indonesian gold and copper mine and will put 3,200 workers on leave...

  4. May 7, 2014

    Freeport-McMoRan to sell Texas shale assets to Encana for $3.1bn

    Freeport-McMoRan is to sell shale gas assets to Encana in a $3.1bn deal as the resources group pays down debt. Freeport said...

  5. April 15, 2014

    Gold miners suffer as bullion price dips

    Gold miners suffered declines as the price of the precious metal sank below its 200-day moving average and began Tuesday on...

  6. March 16, 2014

    Copper miners eye increase in output

    Copper producers plan to expand mine capacity and output to record levels again this year, underlining potential additional...

  7. January 12, 2014

    Indonesia slaps ban on mineral exports

    Indonesia has implemented a hotly contested ban on the export of unprocessed minerals after agreeing last minute carve-outs...

  8. November 18, 2013

    Pricing shift in $2bn-a-year cobalt market sets post-Libor trend

    When politicians fret about price benchmarks, they are unlikely to be thinking about cobalt. But the niche market for the...

  9. October 9, 2013

    Supply of copper set to outstrip demand

    Leading copper miners and traders have said they expect supply to outstrip demand next year as a wave of new projects begins...

  10. September 17, 2013

    Safeway ‘poison pill’ boosts shares

    The S&P 500 neared a record high after US equities ticked up in trading on Tuesday, led by a rise in Safeway shares...

  11. July 1, 2013

    US stocks begin second half of 2013 with a rally

    US stocks began the second half of 2013 with a broad rally led by a rise in Apple, which struggled in the first six months...

  12. June 24, 2013

    Copper hits three-year low

    Industrial metals tumbled with copper hitting a three-year low as traders feared that China’s liquidity squeeze could dent...

  13. June 20, 2013

    Rio delays shipments from flagship Mongolian mine

    Rio Tinto has had to delay inaugural shipments from its flagship Mongolian copper project after the government withheld...

  14. June 4, 2013

    Copper boosted by Indonesian mine closure

    Copper was supported by expectations of tighter supplies due to the closure of a leading mine in Indonesia coupled with...

  15. beyondbrics

    June 4, 2013

    London headlines

    * Turkey’s stocks suffer worst fall in a decade * China plans multimillion Ethiopia investment * Lonmin mine shootings raise...

  16. June 3, 2013

    Indonesia orders Freeport to shut mine pending cave-in probe

    The Indonesian government has ordered Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, the US mining group, to halt production at its copper...

  17. May 22, 2013

    Copper higher as no end seen to Grasberg closure

    Worries about tighter supplies pushed up copper prices to a six-week high as a production outage at Indonesia’s Grasberg,...

  18. May 13, 2013

    Thunderbird targets women in mining communities

    An online programme that uses interviews, quizzes and television dramas has been created by Thunderbird School of Global...

  19. beyondbrics

    April 19, 2013

    Indonesian mining policy: backtracking elegantly

    When is a new policy not a new policy? When it’s introduced by the Indonesian government, which has a tendency to rush out...

  20. April 18, 2013

    Freeport-McMoRan: metal-morphosis

    Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold – rough week to have those metals in your company name. Prices for both have plummeted....

  21. April 16, 2013

    Copper: supply and demand

    Copper was supposed to be the metal that could withstand any slowdown in China. Relative geological scarcity, exacerbated by...

  22. April 10, 2013

    Copper miners forecast years of surplus

    It is hard not to be impressed by Escondida’s scale. From one edge of the world’s largest copper mine, the huge trucks...

  23. April 9, 2013

    Wall St moves higher ahead of Fed minutes

    JC Penney shares dropped sharply after the struggling department store chain announced that chief executive Ron Johnson will...

  24. April 7, 2013

    Copper price set to fall amid high output

    Copper production is rising at the fastest rate in a decade, prompting investors to bet on a price collapse. The price of...

  25. March 24, 2013

    Congo attack hits mineral transport

    The largest attack on Congo’s copper mining heartlands in more than a decade has brought provincial movements of minerals to...

  26. February 20, 2013

    US equities sell off after FOMC minutes

    Disappointing US housing data and weaker-than-expected results from the largest luxury homebuilder drove down stocks in the...

  27. February 6, 2013

    Metals old boys’ club loses sole woman

    The London Metal Exchange is often called an “old boys’ club”. That description just became a little more apt: Bethan Wilde,...

  28. February 5, 2013

    Mining: Andean concessions

    Perched at an altitude of 5,200m in the Peruvian Andes, the newly built town soon to be christened Nueva Morococha is an...

  29. December 20, 2012

    Pent-up demand points to more M&A deals

    Bill Conway Co-founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group The US is the best place in the world to invest now and for 2013, as...

  30. December 7, 2012

    Freeport boss richer but under attack

    The two corporate incarnations of James “Jim Bob” Moffett, the veteran US oil and mining entrepreneur, have experienced...

  31. December 7, 2012

    Wall Street higher after jobs report

    Wall Street stocks were largely muted this week as a steep decline in Apple shares and US budget negotiations to resolve the...

  32. December 7, 2012

    Letter from Lex – Christmas shopping

    Some companies have started their Christmas shopping early. Baxter spent $4bn buying Swedish dialysis-product maker Gambro,...

  33. December 7, 2012

    Eighties rerun no party for Freeport investors

    “The two companies said their combined resources would greatly enhance the strength and growth prospects of both and would...

  34. December 6, 2012

    Apple rises in volatile trading after dip

    Apple , the world’s largest company by market capitalisation, rose in volatile trading after touching its lowest intraday...

  35. beyondbrics

    December 6, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Barclays Africa seals £1.3bn Absa deal * Army deployed after clashes in Cairo * Freeport returns to oil with $20bn deals *...

  36. December 6, 2012

    Investors wary over Freeport deals

    “Congratulations on making one of the worst teleconferences that I have ever heard to justify a deal.” The intervention by...

  37. December 5, 2012

    Freeport-McMoRan – paying the price

    When you slap two risks together, is the total risk the sum of the two (addition, for those who slept in class) or the...

  38. December 5, 2012

    Freeport returns to oil with $20bn deals

    Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold has engineered a dramatic re-entry to the oil business with two deals worth a total of about...

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