Cecilia Jamasmie , Senior Editor

Cecilia has covered mining for more than a decade. She is particularly interested in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Diamonds and Latin American. Cecilia has been interviewed by BBC News and CBC among others and has been a guest speaker at mining conventions, including MINExpo 2016 and the World’s Copper Conference 2018. She is also member of the expert panel on Social License to Operate (SLO) at the European project MIREU (Mining and Metallurgic Regions EU). She holds a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia, and is based in Nova Scotia.

Posts by Cecilia Jamasmie:

Canaccord to raise a US$1-billion fund for Chinese investment in natural resources

Canadian merchant bank Canaccord Financial Inc. (TSX:CF) stocks were up almost 3 percent this morning after the company announced this morning that it will partner with the Import Export Bank of China to raise a US$1-billion fund promoting Chinese investment in natural resources around the world. The statement followed Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper announcement of a series of multibillion-dollar trade and business deals, setting the table for a possible free trade agreement between Ottawa and Beijing.

Codelco forced to disclose Mitsui loan contract

A Chilean civil court ordered world's largest copper producer Codelco to publish the agreement for a financing deal of up $6.75 billion with Japan's Mitsui & Co. (TYO:8031), reports the online version of local newspaper El Mercurio.

Peru no longer the second major silver producer — Minister

Peru's Mines and Energy Ministry (MEM) reported a drop in the 2011 production of the country’s major export metals, including silver, copper, gold, lead, tin and zinc. Silver production fell 6.22% in 2011, compared to 2010; followed by copper (0.96%) and gold (0.04%). In contrast, iron ore and molybdenum production increased

Goldcorp chairman denies implication in insider trading scheme

Ian Telfer, one of Canada’s most well-known mining executives and chairman of Goldcorp Inc. (TSE:G), denied yesterday’s Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) allegations that connect him with an alleged illegal insider-trading scheme that yielded profits of $962,000 for eight people involved in buying shares.

Xstrata and Glencore to close $90bn merger

After months of speculations and secret negotiations, Xstrata PLC (LON:XTA) and Glencore International PLC (LON:GLEN) have formally announced an all-share merger that would create a $90bn giant named "Glencore Xstrata International PLC."
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Colombia’s artisanal gold miners now part of a traceable global supply chain

More than five hundred gold panners have received support from an on-the-ground team to attain socially and environmentally responsible mining practices standards.