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Japanese U-turn

The return to power of Japan's conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has already provided a much

Events Coverage

21 DEC 2012

2012 Commodity review: Gold gains again

Gold prices are set to finish 2012 higher than they started, meaning a 12th consecutive year of increases,

Europe/Middle East

21 DEC 2012

Malawi's mineral exploration expands

President Joyce Banda took over as head of state in April 2012 after the death of her predecessor, Bingu


02 NOV 2012

Zambia's copper zest

In February this year, Zambia's central bank estimated that copper production in 2011 had risen by about


02 NOV 2012

Southern Africa: Commodities in the Kalahari

Botswana remains Sub-Saharan Africa's destination of choice for mining investors due to an attractive

Base metals

05 OCT 2012

Metallurgy mistakes

No-one disputes BHP Billiton's status as the world's biggest mining company, but the deferral of the


28 SEP 2012

Aldershot appoints CEO

Aldershot Resources Ltd has hired Michael Leidrich as president, chief executive and director. He replaces

North America

31 AUG 2012

Uranium: Clouds of Fukushima receding

The post-Fukushima global uranium market has failed to regain the 2010 optimism that sent spot prices


24 AUG 2012

Paladin secures six-year uranium offtake deal

Uranium producer Paladin Energy Ltd has entered into a long-term offtake contract with a major utility


15 AUG 2012

Australia: Digging into South Australia

South Australia has played an important role in the mining industry since around 1850, when it was the


27 JUL 2012

Cameco buys NUKEM

Canada's Cameco Corp has agreed to buy nuclear fuel broker NUKEM Energy GmbH for €105 million (US$136

Europe/Middle East

18 MAY 2012

Vekselberg makes Ezulwini counter-bid

First Uranium Corp has confirmed that it received a rival bid for its Ezulwini uranium-gold mine in South


27 APR 2012

GoviEx off-take

GoviEx Uranium Inc has signed an off-take and financing agreement with Toshiba Corp, intended to supply


27 APR 2012

Canada could see C$100 bn mining investment in next decade – minister

Canada could see almost C$100 billion (US$100 billion) invested in its mining industry over the next

North America

06 MAR 2012

Guangdong Extract offer

After its US$1 billion purchase of Kalahari Minerals plc succeeded last week, the China Guangdong Nuclear


17 FEB 2012

Kalahari deal goes through

After some uncertainty regarding whether it had received enough share offers, China Guangdong Nuclear


03 FEB 2012