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Acacia Mining backs down on arbitration campaign as Tanzania applies more pressure in the nearly three-year dispute over hotly denied claims the nation’s largest gold producer evaded $US190B in taxes.

West Australian government promises 50% faster approval timelines for future BHP Iron Ore projects up to a century ahead in expansion strategy. John Feary reports

Scandinavian process technology, equipment and services leaders look to €4B-plus annual sales from new Metso Outotec.

The massive impact of commodity exports, particularly to feed growing Chinese demand, that dragged the Australian economy through the global financial crisis of 2007-2010 has come to its aid again with record earnings from resources and energy exports in 2018-19 and once more in the coming year.

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

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

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.