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(FINANCING)
South African coal trader Osho stumps up more short-term capital as Ikwezi Mining prepares $A6M issue to bring its Kliprand colliery up to full production.

(FINANCING)
Getting ready for take-off: Mozambique graphite project developer Battery Minerals brings together a special funding team to ensure its Montepuez project will be in time for the forecast market boost.

(PROJECT DEVELOPMENT)
Graphite developer Black Rock aims to combine Chinese supply chain and delivery capability with Australian innovation and delivery focus by naming Yantai Jinyuan as consttruction partner for its Mahenge project in Tanzania.

(MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS)
Canadian-based Great Panther Resources will add to its South American portfolio through a friendly share-swap merger with Beadell Resources and its Tucano gold mine in Brazil.

(LITIGATION)
Negotiating the minefield that represents key legislative and regulatory issues of Tanzania’s mining regime shapes as a big test for Graphex Mining following the release of an updated PFS outlining significantly improved economics for its Chilalo graphite project.

(BUREAUCRACY)
A significant step in Rio Tinto’s strategy to streamline its portfolio, the $US345M sale of downstream aluminium operations in northern Europe to Norsk Hydro, has been terminated due to its failure to obtain timely approval by European Commission competition authorities.

(MARKETING)
Angola’s introduction of new, more transparent diamond sales regulations have encouraged Lulo diamond concession partners Lucapa, national agency Endiama and private company Rosas & Petalas to assemble a selection of large and premium-value stones for its next sale.

(LITIGATION)
Intra Energy claims under-performance by leading Tanzanian contractor Caspian led to the denial of payments and a legal dispute over the Tancoal Energy thermal coal mine.

(INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS)
Employees at the West Australian operations of Alcoa have rejected a “generous” company offer to end an 18-month stand-off over a new enterprise bargaining agreement.

The Philippines is introducing a string of new nickel mining curbs this week as the imposition of environmental protection legislation cranks up

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Mining Billboard

Insights and analysis from leading industry commentators