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MINING FINANCE

As public funding for junior miners collapses, private financiers are stepping into the breach Restricted

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Private capital funding for junior miners is proving to be the most viable project funding option at this time, as public funding for miners, especially funding for junior miners, has collapsed worldwide.
7th March 2014
 
 
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

CoM Facebook fan page achieves community engagement score of 10% in about two years Restricted

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Almost two years after the launch of the Mine campaign by the Chamber of Mines (CoM) to demonstrate the positive contributions of the mining industry to South Africans, the campaign has managed to maintain a community engagement score of 10%,...
7th March 2014
 
 
COAL

Kenya coal project hoping to start production in 2016 Restricted

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Commercial production of coal in Kenya will start in the next two years. This follows Chinese company Fenxi Mining's announcement that it plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the Mui Basin project. Just two months after signing a...
7th March 2014
 
 
COAL

KZN coal hub initiative to unlock opportunities across the mineral’s value chain Restricted

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Strategy and management consulting firm Atalanta Consulting director Gill Whittington Banda, the project manager for the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s (DEDT’s) KwaZulu-Natal coal hub, will discuss the initial...
7th March 2014
 
 
FERROUS METALS

Lots of if’s and but’s about India’s imminent return to iron-ore exporters top league Restricted

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Since the Indian iron-ore mining industry's heyday in 2009, few commentators have hazarded a guess on its revival. So rapid and ignominious has been its fall. However, after five years in the pits of gloom and doom, the industry seems to be seeing...
7th March 2014
 
 
MALAWI

Malawi pinning hopes of increased mining investor interest on airborne survey Restricted

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The Malawi government says it is optimistic the results of a countrywide airborne geophysical survey currently under way will attract more foreign investors to the country’s largely underexploited mining sector. Malawi contracted Canadian firm...
7th March 2014
 
 
MINING TRENDS

Mines urged to be more innovative as costs soar, productivity plummets Restricted

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The case for innovation in the mining industry had never been more compelling, stated Ipkon director of strategic alliances Dominic Pion last month during a webinar focussing on the leading trends in underground mining. Current leading trends in...
7th March 2014
 
 
Coal

Moatize coal operation awaits new infrastructure to achieve full capacity Restricted

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Brazilian mining major Vale’s Moatize coal operation in the Tete province of Mozambique remains constrained by logistical inadequacies, although its output was slightly higher in 2013 than in 2012. However, the miner remains confident in the...
7th March 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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