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(MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS)
Acacia Mining claims parent Barrick Gold’s uninvited intervention in its dispute with the Tanzanian government has made the situation worse, rather than better – but affirms it will support a fairly priced privatisation move.

Chile will announce imminent new plans to double lithium carbonate output by 2023 to at least maintain its share of global production

Australia and Canada have yet to respond to US claims of a joint effort to offset reliance on key Chinese resources

Vedanta to fight the appointment of a liquidator and winding up of its majority-owned Konkola Copper Mines’ operations in Zambia without Vedanta’s own lawyers being involved

(LITIGATION)
Ecuador’s Constitutional Court set to rule in two weeks on petition for anti-mining vote threat to SolGold’s $10B Cascabel.

(INVESTMENT)
International miners respond to ethical investment groups’ push for more detailed reporting and active management of tailings dams in the aftermath of the Samarco and Brumadinho mine disasters in Brazil.

(COMMENTARY)
The second major discovery of coarse gold at the historic Beta Hunt nickel mine in the Kambalda region of Western Australia underlines Canadian-based miner RNC Minerals’ confidence it has cracked the code of a rare coincidence of adjacent but distinct mineralised zones.

New mines set to fuel Canada’s 2.7% annual gold growth rate out to 2023 as the sector continues to struggle with mine financing, rising costs and declining grades

(INVESTMENT)
The difficulty in attracting UK financiers to a PGM development, even the largest and most advanced in South America, has resulted in Jangada Mines finding a buyer for its Pedra Branca project in Brazil.

Consultant dismisses media reports Australia running out of gold, despite 4% Mar qtr 2019 fall to 78t from Q4 18, albeit the highest Q1 output since 1998

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