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Resurrecting Maluku steel plant in the DRC – is it possible?
27 April, 2015 | by Heidi Vella
A US-based businessman has a dream to reboot a steel mill in the chaotic and investor-averse environment of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Against all the odds, can he succeed?...
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MINE digital magazine: Issue 32 22 April, 2015 In this issue: Electric vehicles draw increased interest, turning methane gas into electricity in South Africa, corporate social responsibility in Canada, increased M&A activity expected...

Liberating trade: Japan-Australia partnership is good news for mining 20 April, 2015 by Gary Peters The Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement has been hailed as a landmark trade liberator, strengthening ties between the economies and increasing two-way trade in...

Sharing the wealth: the evolution of resource nationalism 16 April, 2015 by Chris Lo Resource nationalism means more than states simply demanding project ownership and levying heavy taxes on foreign companies. Dr Robert Besseling of IHS Economics & Country Risk describes the...

Managing Australia’s 50,000 abandoned mines 13 April, 2015 by Heidi Vella Australia has a legacy of abandoned mines which, due to fragmented initiatives and a lack of funds, are not being rehabilitated. These emblems of mining past serve to denigrate the...

March's top stories: Robotic subsea mining prototype, Rio Tinto automated trains 01 April, 2015 by Byomakesh Biswal Damen Shipyards launched a research and development project to design and build a robotic underwater mining prototype, US lunar mining company Shackleton Energy (SEC) and Zaptec signed a MoU...

Corruption, CSR and the miners - what is needed to create change? 31 March, 2015 by Heidi Vella Canadian mining companies are under pressure to improve their corporate social responsibility (CSR) record in developing countries. But, as consultant Bonnie Lyn de Bartok of...

Haiti’s gold – is the country ready to exploit its unearthed riches? 24 March, 2015 by Heidi Vella Haiti is believed to have enough gold to lift the earth-quake hit country out of poverty. But as the government, with assistance from the World Bank, works to exploit these treasures civil...

MINE digital magazine: Issue 31 19 March, 2015 In this issue: The price of gold mining in South America, Haiti’s resource potential, a positive outlook for zinc, autonomous drilling with Sandvik, resource nationalism on the map,...

Dirty gold: rainforests paying the price for mining surge 18 March, 2015 by Chris Lo Gold mining is ravaging South America's rainforests, from deforestation and mercury poisoning to territorial conflicts. Long-term growth in gold prices is the main cause behind this...

Investing in Southern Australia – is PACE the solution? 12 March, 2015 by Elly Earls The South Australia Government has put in a slew of initiatives to kick start its struggling exploration sector, but is it doing enough?...

Fly-in, fly-out - the mental and physical effects of mining work schedules 10 March, 2015 by Julian Turner Fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) work schedules dominate the Australian mining industry but can exact a heavy toll on relationships and families. We get an update on the parliamentary inquiry into the...

Mine Australia Magazine: Issue 7 05 March, 2015 In this issue: How South Australia is trying to support its struggling junior explorers, Rio Tinto’s plan for the next five year so the Mine of the Future project, how Western Australia’s...

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