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IRON-ORE

Brazil's MMX says low mining cost to keep it competitive

MMX Mineração e Metálicos, the Brazilian mining company controlled by tycoon Eike Batista, will rely on low costs to remain competitive in an iron-ore market recently hit by falling prices, CEO Carlos Gonzalez said on Thursday. MMX mines...
27th March 2014
 
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Minas-Rio iron-ore project, Brazil Restricted

The project was 84% complete and is on schedule to deliver first ore on ship at the end of 2014.
21st February 2014
 
PLATINUM

Amplats, Minas Rio expected to be Cutifani’s biggest headaches at Anglo

Analysts in the South African mining industry believe that new Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani’s biggest challenge might be platinum mining company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), based on the recent volatility of the sector, plagued by...
19th April 2013
 
DIVERSIFIED MINERS

Amplats, Minas Rio expected to be Cutifani’s biggest headaches at Anglo

Analysts in the South African mining industry believes that Anglo American’s new CEO Mark Cutifani’s biggest challenge might be platinum mining company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), based on the recent volatility of the sector, plagued by...
19th April 2013
 
PERSPECTIVES

DIGGING DEEP

Workers from the Novo Porto Consortium, a group funded by a mix of public and private agencies, look on as debris is lifted out of the Binario tunnel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The tunnel is part of the $4-billion Porto Maravilha infrastructure...
12th April 2013
 
Coal – 3

Railway problems frustrate Vale in Mozambique

Last week, the Mozambican operation of Brazilian major mining group Vale had to declare force majeur because of disruptions on the Sena railway from Tete to Beira, which the company uses to export the coal produced by its Moatize mine. In its...
1st March 2013
 
ENERGY MINERALS

Rio Tinto’s $3.9bn Mozambique coal bid may be scuppered by lack of rail, port capacity

Rio’s $3 Billion Mozambique Coal Bid Runs Off the Rails: Freight  Rio Tinto Group’s foray into Mozambique, which cost the world’s No. 2 mining company $3 billion, has highlighted a lack of rail and port capacity that threatens to check a...
1st March 2013
 
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Minas-Rio iron-ore project, Brazil Restricted

Anglo American has completed the detailed cost and schedule review of its Minas-Rio project, which was announced in November 2012.
22nd February 2013
 
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Minas-Rio iron-ore project, Brazil Restricted

Anglo American has reported that since July, efforts to resolve the licensing challenges at the iron-ore project have continued.
7th December 2012
 
PEOPLE

Brazil's CCX coal miner appoints new CEO after resignation

Brazil coal miner CCX, whose operations are focused on Colombia, has appointed Jose Gustavo de Souza Costa as CE and head of investor relations, according to the minutes of the company's board meeting on Friday. The board of CCX Carvao de...
27th October 2012
 
CORPORATE ACTIVITY

UK’s Amec acquires 50% stake in Brazilian marine engineering company

International engineering and project management company Amec has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire a 50% stake in Kromav Engenharia (Kromav), a privately owned Brazilian offshore oil and gas and marine engineering company.
12th October 2012
 
Digging Deep - Jade Davenport

The Brazilian gold rush

Perhaps the most popular and romantic aspect of the history of gold is the narrative of the various gold rushes that lured hundreds of thousands of people, literally, to the four corners of the globe during the eighteenth and, more notably, the...
12th October 2012
 
 
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