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The Queensland floods could cost up to 6Mt/month in lost coal production, but nowhere near as bad as 2010/11, say new reports.

A physical coal futures plan, instead of South African declaring coal a strategic asset, could save many small miners going to the wall. John McGarrity reports.

A test for the global miner’s new CEO as Mongolia looks to step up state ownership and taxes on mines. Terrence Edwards and Sonali Paul report

Two weeks after he was catapulted into the top job, Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh’s decision on an under-performing Australian refinery could be a pointer to how he will run the global miner. James Regan reports

Freeport faces unusual lawsuits take over planned acquisitions, but they’re unlikely to derail the deals. Tom Hals reports

A new product from Arafura’s commercialisation of its big Australian rare earths project has been given a big tick by key international end-users.

Treaty brings first global attempt to overcome mercury’s threats to human and environmental health. John Feary reports

US investors seeking a refuge from economic uncertainty have cleaned out the US Mint of its 2013 silver bullion coins

Price pushing or supply boosting? Commentators weigh in on BHP’s surprise iron ore purchase.

Germany’s secret gold reserves are about to come in from the Cold War. Eva Kuehnen reports

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Insights and analysis from leading industry commentators