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Aquarius Platinum slips into deficit in first half

South Africa-focused miner AquariusPlatinum Ltd said on Thursday it fell to a net loss in the first half,

Africa

05 FEB 2009

CMB, Fortescue Metals in ships-for-shares deal

Belgian dry shipper CMB said itwould tie up with Australia's Fortescue Metals Group,trading a new shipping

Australia

04 FEB 2009

ENRC sees gloomy 2009, shares jump on devaluation

Kazakh mining group Eurasian NaturalResources Corp plc (ENRC) reiterated a gloomy forecast for 2009 as

Africa

04 FEB 2009

Zimplats posts fourth-term loss as metal prices dip

Impala Platinum's Zimbabwe unit Zimplats Holdings Ltdsaid on Tuesday higher costs and lower metal prices

Africa

03 FEB 2009

Chinalco in talks with CDB for Rio Tinto deal financing

State-owned Chinese aluminium firm Chinalco is in talks with China Development Bank to secure financing

Asia

02 FEB 2009

Russia could get minority stake in RUSAL-CEO

Russia could get a minority stake in the world's biggest aluminium producer via issuance of a convertible

Europe/Middle East

02 FEB 2009

Peabody profit

Coal producer Peabody Energy Corp's December quarter profit rose more than eight-fold, driven in part

Australia

30 JAN 2009

ZincOx payment

ZincOx Resources plc has received a deferred payment of US$15.7 million from the 2003 sale of its Shaimerden

Base metals

30 JAN 2009

Xstrata raises cash to endure market mayhem

XSTRATA plc plans to raise £4.1 billion (US$5.9 billion) to reduce debt and has entered into an agreement

Equity issue considered by Rio Tinto

RIO Tinto will consider issuing equity to partly cover US$10 billion of debt it is trying to repay by

Base metals

30 JAN 2009

Antam to increase spending

Indonesia's PT Aneka Tambang plans 3 trillion rupiah (US$265.4 million) this year in capital expenditures,

Asia

29 JAN 2009

Vedanta Q3 earnings fall 98.5%, shares slide

India-focused mining group Vedanta Resources plc posted a 98.5% fall in third-quarter core profit on

Africa

28 JAN 2009

Peabody's profits surge in fourth term

Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp saidon Tuesday that fourth-quarter profit rose more than eight-fold, driven

North America

27 JAN 2009

Lundin shareholders agree HudBay deal

Shareholders of Lundin Miningapproved an all-stock takeover offer from HudBay Minerals on Monday.

North America

26 JAN 2009

Rio Tinto Alcan sells China stake

Rio Tinto Alcanhas completed the sale of its 50% equity share of the Alcan Ningxia aluminiumjoint venture

Asia

26 JAN 2009

Dominican Republic packs a punch

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: FAST FACTS Capital: Santo Domingo Population: 9.5 million GDP real growth 2007: