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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

Northam Platinum drops 43% in first half

South Africa's Northam Platinum Ltd boosted first-half output but said earnings per share fell 43% to

Africa

05 FEB 2009

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

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

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