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Canada's small fertilizer companies shuffle ranks, search for capital

Capital-strapped small fertiliser companies in Canada are shuffling their senior executive ranks to draw investors in a period of weak prices. Stonegate Agricom, which is developing a phosphate mine in Idaho, said on Tuesday that CEO Mark...
17th September 2014
 
M&A

Global mining M&A rebounds, but Canada takes the cake

Canadian Malartic gold mine, Quebec The three months ended June 30 saw global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity rebound from disappointing lows in the first quarter, but Canada was host to the most significant gold deals by a large margin, professional services firm KPMG...
17th September 2014
 
CORRUPTION & BRIBERY

CSR helps mining companies thwart bribery and corruption

The dangers posed by bribery and corruption in developing markets remains high, while the number of investigations and fines imposed by investigating bodies continues to grow, delegates at the Canada-South Africa Chamber of Business risk...
16th September 2014
 
RENEWABLE ENERGY & MINING

Renewables repositioning to meet mining industry’s energy needs

It is increasingly clear that mining and renewable energy are two businesses that belonged together – and yet figuring out the nuts and bolts of getting projects off the ground was not always easy. For many renewable-energy companies, the slow...
16th September 2014
 
CSR RESPONSIBILITY

Mining firms urged to improve stakeholder strategies or risk delays and disruption

Mining companies must do more to assess and emphasise the benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR), delegates at the Canada-South Africa Chamber of Business risk mitigation and CSR seminar were told last week. Greater efforts are needed...
15th September 2014
 
BOARD CHANGES

Kirkland Lake proposes changes to its board of directors

TSX- and Aim-listed Kirkland Lake Gold, an operating and exploration gold company with operations in Ontario, Canada, on Monday announced proposed changes to the company's board of directors. Barry Cooper, Jeffrey Parr and Barry Olson would be...
15th September 2014
 
GOLD

Shareholders agree to B2Gold/Papillon merger

The shareholders of Canada’s B2Gold Corporation have agreed to a A$670-million merger agreement with ASX-listed Papillon Resources. Papillon’s own shareholders have also come out in favour of the merger, with 99.5% of the voting shareholders...
15th September 2014
 
MINING MILIEU

Canada needs to act now to retain global mining leadership – MAC

In the face of an increasingly competitive global environment, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) on Thursday called on all stakeholders in the country’s mining sector to act to ensure that Canada maintained its position as a global mining...
12th September 2014
 
Copper

Drilling to start at synclinorium shaft this month

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This raise drill will be used to drill a 1 167 m vertical shaft, at Mopani Copper Mines' synclinorium shaft Mining contractor and engineering firm Redpath Mining Africa will begin drilling at Mopani Copper Mines’ synclinorium shaft project, in Kitwe, Zambia, at the end of the month. The project is owned and operated by joint venture company Carlisa...
12th September 2014
 
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High-purity alumina production plant, Canada Restricted

The first phase of building at Orbite’s 3 t/d high-purity alumina facility at Cap-Chat, in Quebec, has been completed.
12th September 2014
 
COAL

Anglo American Coal to idle Peace River coal operations

Global diversified miner Anglo American on Thursday announced that it would shutter its Peace River coal operations in British Columbia, at the end of the year. According to the company, Peace River was a platform for growth in Canada; with the...
11th September 2014
 
COAL & IRON-ORE

Somkhele FY anthracite output rises above 1Mt mark

JSE-listed diversified miner Petmin on Thursday reported that the company had achieved a “robust” operational performance in the financial year ended June 30, with revenue of above R1-billion and anthracite production and sales from its...
11th September 2014
 
 
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