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Gloucester Agrees to Buy Whitehaven for A$545 Million

Gloucester Coal Ltd., an Australian producer of the fuel, agreed to acquire Whitehaven Coal Ltd. For

Australia

20 FEB 2009

Anglo scraps 2008 dividend, shares tumble

Mining group Anglo American plc scrapped its 2008 final dividend on Friday to conserve cash and said

Africa

20 FEB 2009

Brazil Vale posts jump in profit, despite slowdown

Brazilian mining giant Vale said on Thursday its net profit more than doubled in the fourth quarter as

BHPB URANIUM CHIEF TO LEAVE

BHP Billiton said the head of its Olympic Dam uranium mine, Graeme Hunt, will resign. Mr Hunt has worked

Africa

20 FEB 2009

Mongolia receives Tavan Tolgoi bids

A TRIO of Russian billionaires have made a bid for a 49% stake in the large Tavan Tolgoi coking-coal

Africa

20 FEB 2009

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