The Archduke Joseph diamond, one of the world's most famous and rarest gems from Europe's aristocracy, is expected to reach up to $25 million when it goes under Christie’s hammer on Tuesday.
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Accusations of Chinese miners being dubiously brought into the Canadian province of British Columbia to work in coal mines has prompted the federal government not only to investigate the issue, but to review its entire temporary foreign worker program.
Centerra Gold (TSX:CG) was trading low on Thursday morning, after the Canadian gold miner reported Wednesday night a $46.8 million quarterly loss due to higher costs and severely lower production at its Kumtor mine in Kyrgyzstan.
Australia's Lynas Corp (ASX:LYC) won Thursday the latest of a series of long-dragged legal battles against activists, which took the company to court for allegedly causing major health and environmental damages to the Malaysian population.
Tata Steel Ltd. (NSE:TATASTEEL), India’s largest private steelmaker, is contesting a $1 billion for allegedly mining above the limit volumes in the mineral-rich eastern state of Orissa, which —ironically— is one of the South Asian country’s poorest regions.
Molycorp Inc. (NYSE:MCP), one of the only non-Chinese producers of rare earths, has sued the engineering company responsible for designing the chemical processes at its troubled Project Phoenix for over $45 million in damages.
After two years fine-tuning details of their nuclear cooperation agreement, Canada and India have finally reached consensus and the countries representatives announced Tuesday a deal that will see Canadian companies ship their uranium to the South Asian nation for nuclear energy.
The ongoing battle over renewable energy between China and the European Union got a lot worse Monday, after Beijing filed a complaint to the World Trade Organization charging the EU with violating rules governing subsidies to its solar-components industry.
Two major unions of the Canadian province of British Columbia have applied to have the Federal Court overturn a decision to allow about 200 foreign workers work at HD Mining Ltd.’s planned Murray River underground coal mine near Tumbler Ridge.
Sri Lanka's diamond-swallowing story from early September continues to be an unsolved mystery, but the Chinese man who swallowed a fake diamond in a daring bluff that allowed an accomplice to get away with a real stone pleaded guilty Monday.
After months of difficulties, Rio Tinto’s (LON:RIO) flagship Mongolian copper-gold mine, Oyu Tolgoi, will start producing early next year as the giant miner has finally solved the issue of power supply from next-door China.
Canada’s federal government has launched a formal investigation into the use of foreign workers at a HD Mining International Ltd.’s coal mine in northern British Columbia, joining the provincial government, which opened an inquiry last week.
Imagine for a moment that you have a credit card with a limit of a few trillion dollars but with one caveat: you need to use those funds exclusively to provide for your family. It sounds easy, until you realize your “family” is 1.1 billion people...The Chinese government is in a similar position.
State of Goa expected to lift a number of iron ore mining restrictions by end of month
Eric Friedland has been buying Peregrine Diamonds as the stock sinks lower
Gold trading is unregulated in Malaysia and the central bank says more than 20 so-called gold investment companies are involved in making unauthorised transactions.
Despite safety concerns, China has made the right decision to re-start construction of nuclear reactors. Boosting the nation's energy supply remains pivotal for sustaining long-term economic developments in the country.
Several months ago, we reported about a troubling development in Vietnam, happy inflationary host of one of the world's most rapidly devaluing and best named currencies, that in direct refutation of Ben "Gold is not money, it is tradition" Bernanke's claim that gold is just a trinket one can fondle with no inherent value, the local banks had gone as far as paying the local residents a dividend to "store" their gold (recall all those charges against gold that it never, ever pays a dividend....).
Guangzhou Donghua Enterprise Co., Ltd. announced that it has signed a letter of intent with controlling shareholder Guangzhou Yuetai Group Co., Ltd. to acquire its gold mining subsidiary Xinyuan Mining.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has accumulated vast wealth during his time in power, but reports of his $2.7 billion fortune —and the influence of his wife, Zhang Beili, the "Queen of China's Diamonds"— have been blocked in China.
Chinese companies are seeking the wealth of mining opportunities that neighbouring Myanmar (ex-Burma) has to offer, as the country opens its economy to foreign investment after more than half a century of military ruling.
Weakness in the developing world has had an ugly recent effect: vibrant Asian economies wilted over the summer months, and now face a less certain path in the months ahead.
Canada-based Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX&LON:NUS) sank to fresh lows Wednesday in London, falling almost 5%, hit by the news of a Papua New Guinea’s landowners petition to the Government to cancel the firm’s seabed mining permit.
The Chinese coal mining companies that are staring business in B.C., Canada, have been accused of favouring Chinese applicants to fill available positions, as they have posted ads looking for workers who speak Mandarin, not a language spoken by most Canadians.
Polymetal International has made several trial shipments of precious metals concentrates to Japan and South Korea and is planning talks on further supplies, Polymetal's CEO Vitaly Nesis said in an interview.