It will pay two and a half months salary to about 4,000 workers.
The country's share in the global iron ore market has dropped 7.5% decrease since 2000, close to mid-1970s levels.
The potential takeover comes only four years after Vale bought the project from Rio Tinto.
Mozambique’s coal industry has faced a number of challenges in recent months.
The miner must "abstain from … dismantling installations (and) removing tools, machinery and other work implements" or face heavy fines otherwise.
The country's commodities forecasting agency expects average price to fall to $90 a tonne over the next five years.
Rio and Xstrata are not the only miners rethinking their coal business in Australia. Vale and BHP are reportedly on the same page.
The steelmaking commodity hit a 2½-month low Monday as Chinese steelmakers resist restocking frightened by weakening economic data.
It became the latest large miner to write down assets in the face of falling commodity prices.
Vale's local subsidiary signed a deal with Canadian junior miner Corex Gold to explore for gold and copper in Mexico.
Foreign and local investors spent a total of $3.8 billion in 2012 and the trend is expected to continue this year, with planned investments already amounting to more than $4 billion.
The world’s third-largest miner is set to post the lowest annual profit in three years.
Even with significant ore bodies coming on stream from 2015 onwards in Brazil (Anglo’s Minas Rio and Vale’s Serra Sul), Australia will be able to keep its crown in this commodity kingdom thanks to Rio, say analysts.
With the executive's resignation, the global steel director's position will no longer exist.
Murilo Ferreira, CEO of Brazil’s mining giant VALE (NYSE: VALE) said he expect less volatility in terms of iron prices for 2013
Vale, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton reach an almost one-year high.
The company is requesting the Canadian city of Sudbury to allow the housing of hundreds of temporary construction workers at its mine, mill and smelter sites in the community.
Brazilian giant miner Vale (NYSE: VALE) is about to close a $500 million loan agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) for its Rio Colorado potash project in Mendoza, Argentina.
Brazil's Vale (NYSE:VALE) announced it has started producing copper concentrate at its Lubambe mine in Zambia.
Brazilian mining giant, Vale SA, became the latest casualty of China's economic slowdown on Wednesday as its second-quarter profit fell almost 60% driven mainly by a weaker demand for iron ore coming from the Asian country.
Brazilian mining giant Vale SA confirmed Tuesday its plans to issue euro-denominated overseas bonds.
Vale is providing funding to Millrock for research and exploration along the Alaska Peninsula porphyry belts. Vale may earn 65% interest by expending US$3.5 million for exploration on the project over a three-year period.
Brazil's federal public ministry in Para state has filed legal action demanding that operations be halted at Onça Puma, a nickel mine in the northern Brazilian state owned and operated by Vale SA (NYSE:VALE).
According to website VesselsValue.com the latest Valemax is worth 36% less than the $107 million the Brazilian iron ore titan paid for it last year because of a "slump in values of dry-bulk ships that were ordered before returns plunged."
About 100 members of Jaringan Aktivis Alam Sekitar Perak JAASP, an environmental non governmental organization, staged a demonstration against the operation of an iron ore processing company, Vale SA, in Teluk Rubiah, Seri Manjung near here.
Brazilian mining giant Vale (NYSE: VALE) has contacted China's second largest container line China Shipping Group to negotiate a way for its very large ore carriers (VLOCs) to dock in Chinese ports again
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