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.

Kyrgyz law enforcement agencies search Centerra Gold’s office

They are looking into a dividend paid by Kumtor to Centerra in 2013, which the miner says complied with the country's laws and 2009 agreements governing the project.

Vale back in the black on higher iron ore prices, currency

Vale’s results for the first three months of 2016 makes it the best-performing major iron-ore miner so far this year.

Anglo American to sell Brazilian units to China Molybdenum for $1.5 billion

The niobium and phosphates division, which consists of mines, plants, processing facilities, chemical complexes and deposits, was one of Anglo’s more profitable businesses.

Barrick ‘is back’ chairman Thornton tells shareholders

Barrick Gold has reduced its debt load, reshuffle management and sold several assets.

Vale gives its potash project in Argentina a second chance

The miner has scaled down the project and it now aim to produce 1.3 million tons of potash a year, down from the 4 million tons originally planned.

Global oil supply could face 4.5 million barrels shortfall — Wood Mackenzie

Current oil oversupply could reverse within 20 years as low oil prices have forced pricers to slash spending on exploration and production, a report by Wood Mackenzie shows.

Stanford University decision to keep fossil fuels holdings triggers uproar

The board of trustees said they didn't believe in divesting from the fossil fuel industry until there are competitive and readily available alternatives.

Adani’s $12bn Carmichael project hit with yet another lawsuit

A green group asked the Supreme Court in Queensland to review the environmental approval of the controversial coal mine and rail project.

Nova Scotia's proposed overhaul of mining rules met with criticism, demands

While the province says the proposed ruling will cut red tape, environmental groups claim it doesn't do enough to prevent mining on privately protected lands.

Freeport axes oil and gas workforce as it posts sixth straight loss

The company, which is the US biggest miner by market value, is cutting 25% of its workforce to reduce debt.

Teck Resources posts better-than-expected profit as costs drop

Canada’s largest diversified miner logged a 38% increased in overall profit for the first quarter of the year.

Barrick Gold swings to quarterly loss, but trims debt further

The world's largest gold producer, reported a quarterly loss, compared with a year-earlier profit, as asset sales impacted production and realized gold prices fell.

Eldorado Gold to sell Chinese mine for $300 million

Jinfeng produced 149,655 ounces of gold in 2015 and is expected to generate 95,000-105,000 ounces of gold this year.

Barrick’s fourth CFO in five years may be what shareholders were waiting for

Most shareholders hope that Catherine Raw persuades management to stop prizing output over profitability and, instead, place more emphasis on investors’ returns.

Czech coal miner NWR on the verge of collapse as rescue talks freeze

NWR warned that unless the government and creditors agree on the firm's restructuring by Friday, it would have to consider filing for insolvency of OKD.

Power cuts weigh on Randgold’s Ivory Coast mine output

Energy supply issues also hurt equipment at the miner's Tongon gold operation in the first three months of this year.

Metso keeps suffering from global mining slump

The Finland-base supplier posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and new orders, as miners are not spending much on grinding mills and crushers.

De Beers moving out of historic London HQ

The famous De Beers office at Charterhouse St., adjacent to the Hatton Garden diamond district, is one of the assets Anglo is considering to sell to cut its debt burden.

This insect’s guts could be key for mining remediation

The new method would allow for specialized plants, which are critical for biodiversity, to be re-established faster around old iron ore mines.

Anglo shareholders revolt against Cutifani’s $4.9 million pay

Full voting results will be released on Friday.

Newmont Mining investigating bribery allegations

The gold and copper miner didn’t specified where the alleged misconduct took place.

Services sector saves jobless miners in Australia

While Queensland's miners axed 22,000 positions between 2013 and 2015, health and community services created new jobs for almost double that number.

Iron ore soars past $70 to a 16-month high

The spot price for benchmark 62% fines gained 8.78%, the third largest surge since iron ore pricing first began in May 2009.

Sibanye to invest $250 million in its gold mines, keeps shopping for new assets

Sibanye is not exclusively looking at buying gold assets; it is also considering platinum, coal, uranium and base metals mines.

Silver plays catch up with gold — hits 11-month high

Increasing interest from hedge funds and Chinese buyers are driven the metal to its biggest monthly rise since January 2015.