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Boxing afficianados say legendary fighter Danny Pacquiao has not scored a knockout victory in the ring since 2009, but as Senator Pacquiao he floored Philippines environment minister Regina Lopez in a vote rejecting her appointment. Now mining sector leaders are watching to see if Lopez, and her anti-mining attitudes, are down for the count.

Resources-rich Bougainville Island, autonomous from the rest of Papua New Guinea, has opened its door to foreign mining investment after it was slammed shut 40-years ago.

DiamondCorp has fallen into administration after failing to find support from bondholders and labour representatives for restructuring and operational measures needed to offset the mishaps at its luckless South African mine. MBM Correspondent reports

Police refusal to provide mandatory anti-terrorism supervision for blasting and explosives halts Galantas Gold's development of the Omagh underground mine in Northern Ireland.

Goldcorp partners with local communities around its Éléonore mine in remote northern Quebec in a responsible mining' response to greenhouse impacts.

Acacia Mining lifts March quarter gold production despite a Tanzanian government export ban that is costing it about 30% of its revenue by forcing it to store all gold-copper concentrate production in shipping containers.

The recovery in the global nickel market has encouraged Western Areas to dust off its plans for an innovative engineering solution to increase nickel recovery from tailings waste at its Forrestania project in Western Australia. John Feary reports

The Québec government has confirmed a partnership with mining companies Tata Steel and Champion Lakes to develop port infrastructure supporting the region's iron ore mining sector.

Rio Tinto accuses Australian tax authorities of double-dipping over a $447M assessment following probes into transfer pricing of mining production traded through its commercial centre in Singapore.

Cyclone interrupted coking coal supplies from Australia have sent China seeking supplies from other countries, including US, sending prices skyward


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