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China seeks cleaner coal imports

China will ban the import and local sale of coal with high ash and sulphur content starting from 2015 in a bid to tackle air pollution, with tough requirements in major coastal cities set to hit Australian miners.      The National...
16th September 2014
 
COAL

Oz thermal coal exporters losing money despite cost-cutting efforts

Despite 18 months of aggressive cost cutting, nearly half of Australia’s thermal coal exports are loss making; but improved cost structures will stand miners in good stead when the price tide turns, advisory firm HDR Salva reported this week....
16th 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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12th September 2014
 
ECONOMY

SA, Australia talk mining, ocean economy

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane South Africa and Australia have committed to advance each other’s common interests, while unleashing mutual economic opportunities. This emerged after bilateral consultations between International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite...
11th September 2014
 
TRADE & DEVELOPMENT

Unctad says focus must shift to stimulating domestic demand

Unctad economist Alex Izurieta Given the insufficiency of global demand, it is highly unlikely that international trade alone will be able to kick-start economic growth, a new United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) report argues. The Trade and Development...
10th September 2014
 
IRON-ORE

Rio Tinto sees 125Mt of iron-ore capacity being cut in 2014

World no.2 iron-ore miner Rio Tinto expects other miners worldwide to cut 125-million tonnes of iron-ore capacity in 2014, roughly equal to the amount of new supply expected to come on stream from Australia and Brazil. Iron-ore prices have...
10th September 2014
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Philippine lawmaker sees 5-year grace period before ore export ban

A proposed ban on exports of unprocessed metal ores from the Philippines should only take effect five years after legislation to boost mineral processing is put in place, the proponent of a bill before Congress said on Tuesday. Congressman Erlpe...
9th September 2014
 
IRON-ORE

Anglo American names ex-Cargill marketing boss as iron-ore sales chief

Global miner Anglo American has appointed David Trotter, the former strategic marketing manager at trading house Cargill, as its new head of iron ore sales, the company said on Monday. Trotter, who has also worked at Anglo's rival miners...
9th September 2014
 
ENERGY & CHEMICALS

Sasol repositions itself for gas-based future Video Available

Sasol Southern African operations VP Bernard Klingenberg South African energy and chemicals group Sasol has “strategically repositioned” itself over the past three years to focus on gas-based opportunities in Southern Africa and North America, having moved away from coal-to-liquids opportunities in...
8th September 2014
 
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5th September 2014
 
DIVERSIFIED MINERS

Supercycle being dragged down by oversupply – Glencore

Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg The commodities supercycle was stronger than ever from a demand point of view but it was being dragged down by the oversupply of commodities like iron-ore and thermal coal, Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg has outlined. With Chinese gross domestic...
4th September 2014
 
 
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