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(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

New study dismisses nay sayers big gold production drop predictions on Aussie FY18 gold production up 12t on FY17.

(CONTRACTING)
Engineer RCR Tomlinson is adopting a new strategy favouring alliance-style contracts over the more risky EPC projects and tightening its financial monitoring after blowouts on two solar farm construction and operation projects cost it over $A90M.

Red Eagle Mining launches $50M raising-led restructure to head off a negative $100M in working capital and a crippling $60M credit facility that have shut its gold mining operations. By MBM’s North American correspondent

(EXPLORATION)
Millennium Minerals hails new integrated targeting approach that validated the use of 3D magnetic inversions to identify a significant new exploration target in previously untested ground at its Nullagine gold project in Western Australia.

(SECURITY)
Tahoe Resources blames the delay of more than 300 days in reaching a legal outcome on the suspension of its Escobal mining licence in Guatemala for increasing violence that led to the abduction of 12 security guards by armed protestors.

(PRODUCTIVITY) Gold Fields is making another attempt to stem the cash burn at its South Deep mine in South Africa, announcing restructure plans that will see it cut workforce numbers by 28% while it seeks to transform it into a modern, mechanised operation.

(COMMENTARY)
In wide-ranging criticism of the corporate performance of his company and across the mining industry, Barrick chief John Thornton sees Chinese partnerships as the most likely route for gold giant to build a global copper company.

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Mining Billboard

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