Half the firms surveyed by PwC reported an increase in their reserves compared to the previous financial year.
No signs of production slowdown in major coal-exporting countries.
The fund, with just a 5.2% stake in Cliffs, has vowed to sell or spin the miner's international operations.
Seven prime ministers, other top politicians received funds.
Western Australia's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommended state approval for the project, under certain conditions.
The controversial US$15bn Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project is being developed by Indian conglomerate Adani Group.
Indonesia's top copper miner hopes next month to ramp up production and restart concentrate shipments from Grasberg, one of the world's largest copper mines.
Governments and central banks have made little or no progress in recovering from the Lehman crisis six years ago. The problem is not helped by dependence on statistics that are downright misleading.
Cost reduction measures in the mining industry could well have undermined the sector's productivity, which remains down, according to a new EY report.
As people become ever more aware of what’s going on the world — including the impact of commercial activity on human rights — the expectations of society are inevitably rising.
About $500 million of exports a month have been halted in Southeast Asia's biggest economy because of the minerals dispute.
They can also buy a car and even pay visits to the local doctor with the shiny yellow metal.
Gold consumption in the country fell to 569.5 tonnes, with the weakness in the yuan adding to higher spot prices.
State-owned and private companies from the UK, Germany, India, Brazil, Singapore and Russia are among those to benefit from the seabed regulator’s decision.
The shipments, the first of their kind in six months, were allowed after Sebuku Iron Lateritic Ores (SILO) and Lumbung Mineral Sentosa agreed to pay the new 20% tax.
India's government will initiate the process of allowing private companies to commercially mine coal and end the state monopoly after the public offer of shares of Coal India Ltd.
Authorities are is planning to send a letter to the Colorado-based miner saying that it has defaulted on its contract and, therefore, is “negligent."
The company also said that ore from its Cigar Lake mine, in Canada's Saskatchewan, would not be milled until early 2015, instead by the end of the year.
The world’s second-largest mining company’s produced 139.5 million metric tons of iron ore in the six months through June, while its shipments rose 20% to 142.4 million tons.
According to the company, the mine will employ about 1,800 workers during construction and generate 1,000 permanent jobs once opened.
Coal-based power plants struggling to meet demand.
In the first half of 2014, the country’s coal imports grew just 0.9%, compared with 13.3% a year earlier.
As BHP considers the sale of almost all of the businesses that Billiton brought to the 2001 merger deal, experts say the firm is likely to end up leaving London.
Officials estimate they have seized four times more gold in the first quarter of the current fiscal year (April to June) than in the same period last year.
Follows signing of FTA seen as major opportunity for Australian miners.
JSW Steel, led by billionaire Sajjan Jindal and India's third-largest maker of the alloy, will import 6 million tonnes of iron ore this fiscal year compared with no shipments a year earlier due to production cutbacks at home.
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