Umar Ali

Umar Ali is Verdict's specialist writer covering the offshore oil and gas industry.

All articles by Umar Ali

  1. Why does Trump want to buy Greenland? A mineral perspective

    The Kvanefjeld project Greenland currently only has one major mining project, the Kvanefjeld rare earth project launched in 2007. The…
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    3 Sep
  2. Australian Government provides AUD3.7m for mining research centre

    The Australian Government announced on 27 August that it will provide AUD 3.7m in funding for the development of the…
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    2 Sep
  3. Mali announces mining code ending tax exemptions and other protections

    The Mali Mines Ministry announced a new mining code on 21 August 2019, ending exemptions from VAT for mining companies…
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    23 Aug
  4. Myanmar jade mine landslide kills at least 19

    At least 19 people have died following a landslide in the Hpakant region of Myanmar’s Kachin state. According to the…
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    29 Jul
  5. Scaly-foot snail first species endangered by deep-sea mining

    Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that the scaly-foot snail is the first species to be declared endangered as…
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    23 Jul
  6. The race for copper: investments and discoveries

    BHP – Olympic Dam One of the biggest copper discoveries in recent years comes from mining major BHP, 65km southeast…
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    22 Jul
  7. Automation revolution: talking drones and mining safety with Airobotics

    The popularity of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) across the mining industry has grown substantially in recent years, with over 60%…
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    10 Jul
  8. Glencore Congo mine accident claims 43 miners’ lives

    An accident at a copper and cobalt mine owned by British-Swiss mining multinational Glencore in the Democratic Republic of the…
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    1 Jul
  9. Acacia Mining rejects $979m Barrick offer

    London-headquartered gold mining business Acacia Mining has responded to majority shareholder Barrick Gold’s valuation of the company, disagreeing with the…
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    25 Jun
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