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Simandou a dirty development

Simandou a dirty development

FMG will have to roll up its sleeves and commit to the long game to build this iron ore giant

Recession beckons

Recession beckons

Another economic downturn could deliver the clear out that failed to materialise in the last

BHP needs a visionary

BHP needs a visionary

If the world's largest miner is to prepare for the future it needs to change its thinking

Thomas Cook, Sirius: too big not to fail

Thomas Cook, Sirius: too big not to fail

The idea scale can hide fundamental business flaws is absurd, but persists

Africa nations should start small

Africa nations should start small

Perhaps building that world-class mine to blaze the trail is not the way to go, after all

A stalemate in Africa

A stalemate in Africa

Mining could do with a little less conversation and a little more action

Words whisper, but money talks

Words whisper, but money talks

Playing nicely shouldn't just be for show

A brave new world for gold?

A brave new world for gold?

Producing gold at the lowest possible cost - now there's a fun new game

Gold and the money game

Gold and the money game

"Money is that money does" - FA Walker

The cobalt blues

The cobalt blues

The fuss over the battery metal has subsided and it is boring business as usual

Gold miners should keep on hedging

Gold miners should keep on hedging

Demands from investors new to the sector that companies assume all the risk are irrational

State equity in mining is a false economy

State equity in mining is a false economy

Emerging economies should look to the proven model of building a resources sector

Brokers surplus to requirements

Brokers surplus to requirements

The template has been built for juniors to bypass financial intermediaries

Miners learning to be flexible

Miners learning to be flexible

There are signs the resources sector is finally breaking its traditional mould

Brokers, bankers deserting mining

Brokers, bankers deserting mining

The steady exodus of financing professionals from resources continues as risk, regulation overwhelm

The few bankable projects are easy to spot

The few bankable projects are easy to spot

Fatal flaws of development assets are ignored by ignorant investors and unscrupulous management

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