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The world’s leading miners are reviewing billions of dollars of new projects. Now may be time to return more of their cash to shareholders through dividends and buybacks. Maytaal Angel and Clara Ferreira-Marques report

Iron ore shipments to China rose 4.1% in September, and early bookings pushed copper imports up 11%, but it may be too soon to start cheering. David Stanway reports

Wally Graham of Resource Roadhouse gets some interesting visitors. Blackthorn Resources managing director Scott Lowe called in to discuss a recently completed scoping study at the company’s 100% -owned Mumbwa project

Numis Securities has patted itself on the back for correctly identifying the previous year of commodity trends and has issued its forecasts for 2013, which include the continued decline of bulks, drifing base metals and strengthening gold

Indonesia's powerful Bakrie family has proposed a split with London coalminer Bumi Plc, the group it co-founded with financier Nat Rothschild under 2 years ago. Janeman Latul reports

Plans to expedite India's regulatory environment in order to encourage infrastructure growth may have limited effects due to state-level bottlenecks.

Institutional investors are being forced to take gold and gold equities seriously as the fundamentals behind the rising gold price set themselves for a long innings

Iron ore spot prices could be set for a rebound following China’s return from a week-long holiday. Manolo Serapio Jr reports.

New breed equity group Carlyle has joined the move to broader, income diversified alternative assets. Greg Roumeliotis and Josephine Mason report

High Court ruling ends seven-year battle with vindication for iron ore magnate


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