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Commodity matters

There was a clear accord between mood and commodity at the recent Mining Indaba in Cape Town. The metals

Africa

20 FEB 2009

Australian unions want China mine deals watched

Australian unions want Chinese investments in the country's mining industry to be watched for signs of

Africa

19 FEB 2009

Chinalco names new head; no change to Rio deal

Aluminum Corp of China (Chinalco) said Xiao Yaqing had stepped down as company president less than a

Africa

19 FEB 2009

Aquarius Platinum to make US$90 mln bid for Ridge

Aquarius Platinum Ltd plans to make an all-share bid for Ridge Mining plc valuing the firm at £63.9

Africa

18 FEB 2009

China firms, Anglo American eyeing Fortescue

Fortescue Metals Group said on Wednesday it has held talks with Anglo American plc and China's sovereign

Australia

18 FEB 2009

China's Minmetals offers $1.7 bln for Oz Minerals

Chinese state-owned metals trader Minmetals agreed to buy Oz Minerals Ltd, the world's No.2 zinc miner,

Australia

16 FEB 2009

Long haul for Diamonds - 20:20 Series Diamond Day

There will only be a slow return to normality for the diamond mining sector, but it will emerge as a

Africa

13 FEB 2009

OZ Minerals sees US$1.8 billion writedown

OZ Minerals Ltd expects to take a write-down of up to A$2.8 billion (US$1.8billion) in its 2008 accounts

Australia

13 FEB 2009

Rough times

It was more grim news for diamond companies at the Indaba mining conference in Cape Town this week. De

Africa

13 FEB 2009

Norilsk chief denies merger discussions

OAO Norilsk Nickel is not in "concrete discussions" about creating a Russianmining giant in which the

Europe/Middle East

12 FEB 2009

Chinalco to invest US$19.5 billion in Rio Tinto

Chinese state-owned aluminium group Chinalco will invest US$19.5 billion in Rio Tinto in a deal that

Africa

12 FEB 2009

GRD Minproc coal group

GRD Minproc has appointed Brian Kennedy as manager of its newly-established Coal Group. Mr Kennedy will

Leadership

09 FEB 2009

Rio Tinto chairman-elect quits over Chinalco deal

Rio Tinto director Jim Leng has quitand will not become chairman as had been planned after objecting

Africa

09 FEB 2009

Peter Hambro finalises Aricom offer

Russia's No. 2 gold producer Peter Hambro Mining plc moved on Friday to dispel concerns about its debt

Europe/Middle East

06 FEB 2009

BHPB results show boom times are over

BHP Billiton chief executive Marius Kloppers was bullish on the outlook for iron-ore prices – the commodity

Asia

06 FEB 2009

Troubled Munali ramp-up receives financial backer

NICKEL project developer Albidon Ltd has reached an agreement with a private investment firm which could

Africa

06 FEB 2009