Africa

Business leaders call for greater global support against Ebola outbreak

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 8, 2014
Business leaders call for greater global support against Ebola outbreak

A group of 11 chief executives of firms operating in West Africa have called for more international support to combat the deadly virus.

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Glasenberg pooh-poohs Anglo takeover

Frik Els | September 3, 2014
Glasenberg pooh-poohs Anglo takeover

There's a history there of course. Just ask Mick Davis.

Tension building up in the global copper market

SNL Metals & Mining | September 3, 2014
copper coils mining

Tension has been a feature of the copper market since the middle of last year but, so far, the net result has generally been stalemate and prices have moved sideways.

Rare earth, other mining projects pile up in northern Europe

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 3, 2014
Rare earth, other mining projects pile up in northern Europe

Vast stretches of northern Europe’s wilderness will soon host more mining companies going ahead with several projects in the area.

Zambia removes tax rules on copper exports, makes refunds easier

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 3, 2014
Zambia removes tax rules on copper exports, makes refunds easier

Rule requiring exporters to produce import certificates from destination countries in order to claim tax refunds will be waived beginning Sept. 8.

PGM roller coaster ride: long way down

Frik Els | September 2, 2014
Palladium price roller coaster ride: long way down

Palladium drops sharply from 13-year highs. Sister metal platinum close to wiping out 2014 gains.

Gem Diamonds: no impact on Letseng from Lesotho crisis

Frik Els | September 1, 2014
Gem Diamonds fetches over $12m for two of its Lesotho gems

The prime minister of the tiny African nation fled the country over the weekend after what he called a military coup.

Rand Refinery to maintain normal gold output amid strike

mineweb - daily news headlines | September 1, 2014
Top gold refinery missing 87,000oz

Some of Rand Refinery’s workers at its operations in Johannesburg embarked on a strike last week.

Africa is bigger then you think

Michael Allan McCrae | August 31, 2014
africa true size 333

Lots of opportunity.

Palladium price sets fresh 13-year high

Frik Els | August 29, 2014
Palladium price sets fresh 13-year high

But platinum slide continues despite Ukraine escalation.

Africa silver miner surges after first pour

Frik Els | August 28, 2014
Africa silver miner surges after first pour

Shares in Quebec-based Maya Gold & Silver up 10% after pouring first silver at Moroccan mine, one of only a handful of primary silver mines on the continent.

This extremely rare $25.6 million blue diamond may reveal Earth’s origins

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 28, 2014
This extremely rare $25.6 million blue diamond may reveal Earth’s origins

The “Blue Moon" will go on public display in three weeks' time in Los Angeles, California.

Botswana blocks at least 100 copper trucks from Congo over Ebola fear

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 28, 2014
Botswana blocks at least 100 copper trucks from Congo over Ebola fear

The vehicles, en route to South Africa, have been stranded in neighbouring Zambia since Monday.

South Africa's gov't ready to monitor safe shale gas exploration

SA News | August 27, 2014

Authorities said Wednesday they are ready to regulate and monitor companies that have expressed an interest in exploring shale gas in the country.

Iron ore price drops to 2-year low

Frik Els | August 26, 2014
Iron ore drops to 2-year low

Spot falls to $88.90 a tonne as iron ore price suffers weakest quarter since 2009.

Zambia to ease tax rules on copper exports

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 26, 2014
Zambia to ease tax rules on copper exports

Good news for the country's copper miners that have been seeking more than $600 million in unpaid tax refunds.

Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

Frik Els | August 25, 2014
Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

Capital raising for exploration up more than 32%.

Michael Fowler: Juniors and midtiers poised for M&A-fueled breakout once gold recovers

The Gold Report | August 25, 2014
Juniors and Midtiers Poised for M&A-Fueled Breakout Once Gold Recovers

Michael Fowler, senior mining analyst with Toronto-based Loewen, Ondaatje & McCutcheon, says majors need development-stage companies with high-grade, near-term production assets

Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 24, 2014
Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Gold assets among favourites.

INFOGRAPHIC: A clear look at diamonds

Visual Capitalist | August 24, 2014
a clear look at diamonds feat

Diamonds coming to earth's surface are billions of years old.

Gold mine collapse in Central African Republic kills 37

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 22, 2014
Gold mine collapse in Central African Republic kills 25

The mine is owned by Canadian Axmin, but was taken over by rebels over a year ago.

London Mining says Ebola now impacting output, costs

Frik Els | August 21, 2014
Business leaders call for greater global support against Ebola outbreak

Company lowers production guidance at Marampa mine in Sierra Leone as outbreak impacts supply chain and ramp up.

Glasenberg: 'Supercycle ain't over' – demand 'higher than it’s ever been'

Frik Els | August 20, 2014
Glasenberg: 'Supercycle ain't over' - demand 'higher than it’s ever been'

Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg strikes positive note after announcing jump in profits, output and better trading conditions at Swiss commodities giant.

Top Chinese gold miner sets aside $1bn for African buys

Frik Els | August 20, 2014
Top Chinese gold miner sets aside $1bn for African buys

Zijin Mining Group looking to acquire sizeable gold and copper projects in Africa this year.

Ghana’s new law could end illegal mining

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 20, 2014
Ghana’s new law could end illegal mining

The revised regulation will empower courts to confiscate equipment seized from illicit miners.

Platinum, palladium prices are tanking

Frik Els | August 20, 2014
Platinum, palladium prices are tanking

Supply fears have pushed prices higher, but industry worries are shifting to softening demand.

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