Cecilia Jamasmie

Cecilia Jamasmie, news editor at MINING.com, has over 15 years of experience in print media, TV, online media and public relations. She specializes in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the Latin American market. Cecilia has been interviewed by BBC News and CBC among others. She has also been syndicated by Forbes, Seeking Alpha and BIV. She holds a Master of Journalism (MJ) from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and she is currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Glencore sells Australia coal rail unit for $874 million

With the deal, the Swiss group is only a step away from meeting chief executive Ivan Glasenberg’s target of $5bn in assets sales this year.

Done deal: Centerra Gold buys Thompson Creek for $1.1 billion

With the deal Centerra gets its hands on Mount Milligan, a large mine in British Columbia and reduces its reliance on Kumtor mine, in Kyrgyzstan, for cash flow.

Rio Tinto to ship less iron ore despite increased demand from China

Smaller rival Fortescue Metals went the opposite way — it increased iron ore exports by 5% in the Sep. quarter.

BHP Billiton to lose chairman Jac Nasser next year

He said he had intended to announce his retirement last year but chose to stay on while BHP dealt with the aftermath of the Samarco mine disaster in Brazil.

CAT says room and pillar is like landlines — its days are numbered

The world's largest heavy machinery maker explains why it decided to put such division up for sale: "We wouldn’t have done that if we thought it could undermine our position in the market."

Joy Global shareholders approve $3.7 billion acquisition by Komatsu

The deal still remains subject to closing conditions and regulatory clearances.

Congo takes Freeport, Lundin to court over sale of Tenke Fungurume

The Congo mine, which cost $3 billion to build, holds one of the world’s largest known copper resources.

World’s top miner BHP Billiton finally sees signs of recovery in mining

BHP is not the first major player to flag green shoots in the mining industry. Caterpillar, the world's largest heavy machinery maker, said the same last month.

ISS gives Potash Corp-Agrium merger its blessing

The deal, the biggest Canadian merger since CNOOC Ltd. bought Nexen Energy ULC in 2013, would create the world’s largest crop-nutrient supplier, worth about $36 billion.

Thermal coal just hit $100 per tonne and may stay this high until 2017

The last time prices for the commodity were this high was in 2012.

Yamana Gold set to spin off Brazilian unit as separate public company

The miner plans using proceeds from the exercise of the purchase rights and any direct sales of Brio shares to reduce debt.

Congo’s cobalt production set to soar despite claims of child labour

Last year, the country's cobalt production accounted for just over half of the world's output.

Peruvian farmer who died in protest against MMG’s Las Bambas mine was shot to death — Gov’t

He is the first person to die in clashes over mining under new President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

Kimberley Process chairman wants UN involvement in supervising global diamond trade

Ahmed bin Sulayem says a well-structured permanent body able to take over the work currently done by volunteers is urgently needed.

Caterpillar CEO Oberhelman to step down in March

Jim Umpleby, group president for energy and transportation, will succeed Oberhelman as chief executive.

Harmony Gold bullish on cash flows as it reports increased output in Q3

After losing money for three years to 2015, Harmony is now focused on finding mines able to offset falling production at its South African operations.

Aussie iron ore magnate Rinehart takes her children to court again

The move comes about 17 months after her children — John Hancock and Bianca Rinehart — won control of the family fund.

Juniors inject new life into Nova Scotia’s mining sector

One of them, Vancouver-based junior Atlantic Gold, hopes to turn the province into a regular supplier of the precious metal.

Philippines to extend ban on new mines, review current permits

The move is part of the government's increasing efforts to clamp down on damage caused by the mining industry in the nation, the world's top nickel ore supplier.

Antofagasta's Los Pelambres mine faces potential $24 million fine, closure

Chile's environmental regulator has drawn up nine charges against the copper mine for mismanaging water resources and nearby flora.

Illegal miners refuse to leave AngloGold’s Obuasi operation

Experts say Ghana's government is unlikely to do anything before the upcoming presidential election on Dec. 7 for fear of losing votes.

Anglo Asian shares dive after reporting gold output drop in Azerbaijan

The company produced 49,874 ounces of gold in the nine months to September, or 7.8% less than in the same quarter last year. It also cut its 2016 production target.

Kumba becomes the sole owner of Sishen mine

South Africa has granted the miner, a unit of Anglo American, previously disputed mining rights at the operation, ending a seven-year dispute.

South Africa has failed to protect locals from gold mine pollution: Harvard report

Independent investigation says the country has not complied with international laws, reacting too slowly and doing too little about the polluting effects of 130 years of gold mining near Johannesburg.

Gold needs to break past $1,303 to really resume recovery — Goldman

Prices have dropped sharply over the past month, from $1,350 an ounce to $1,241.20 last week, its lowest since early June.