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Leading economist Saul Eslake steps out of the mining resources gloom and looks to new growth from 2014. Mark Mentiplay reports

Early drilling at the Ntem project in Cameroon has hinted at a low cost, fast-tracked iron ore development for Toronto and London-listed Afferro Mining

High US Govt spending has seen the US plunge to 18th place in the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World report.

The big miner is looking to put its Guinea mine on hold to bring on its 90Mtpa Serra Sul iron ore project in Brazil. Sabrina Lorenzi reports.

Aussie OceanaGold has come to the aid of Canadian Pac Rim and its dispute-stymied El Salvador gold/silver project. Mark Mentiplay reports.

A world first uranium enrichment facility given approval in the US is "one of the keys" to securing the country's long-term energy security.

Big Russian Nord Gold is maintaining its ¾Moz 2012 production estimate as it eyes full LSX listing. Clara Ferreira-Marques and Andrey Kuzmin report.

The accelerated development of the Lady Loretta project will help lift cost-efficiencies across Xstrata Zinc’s north Queensland business

The bitter battle between the founders of big UK thermal coal company Bumi Plc has claimed a director and current boss of an investigation target. Mark Mentiplay reports

Ambitious Pilbara 155Mtpa expansion is still our plan, FMG chief confirms

World mining equipment giant predicts ‘anaemic growth’ in world demand through 2015. Ernest Scheyder reports

Big UK-based global coal company Bumi plc is looking for answers from its Indonesian operations, alleging financial and other irregularities.

Base Resources is looking at new financing options to cope with a $22M cost increase for its Kenyan minerals sands project.

Violence may have succeeded in securing large pay increases for workers at Lonmin’s Marikana mine, but the deal could cost the country’s mining industry, and its workers, a lot more than they bargained for.

Caution urged as DRC seeks to lift its take from mining

DiamondCorp targets R320M to bring the old Lace Diamond Mine back into production.

Balamara has secured another advanced base metals project as it eyes Balkans base metals production in early 2014. Mark Mentiplay reports.

China’s slowdown pushes thermal coal prices below benchmark

London-listed Petra Diamonds is likely to publish a handsome set of figures when it reveals its full year results early next week

Azerbaijan gold producer Anglo Asian Mining has negotiated $US52 million for upgrades at its Gedabek mine but the funding has come at a cost

Big 2 team up to develop Camino Rojo gold and silver mine. Jean Luis Arce reports

AIM-listed Highland Gold Mining has taken a hit in profits at the hands of rising costs, however, full year production estimates remain healthy and the development profile is encouraging

Once one of Australia’s most attractive listed contractors, Macmahon has been plunged into crisis again by a Pilbara contract gone bad. John Feary reports

A truce has been declared in the bitter Platinum Belt war, but the road to industrial peace in South Africa will still be a long one

UK company Condor is looking to fast track its La India Gold Project after big upgrades in open cut/underground resources.

Another major Chinese company, Meijin Energy, has joined the quest for near production Australian assets

Debt replacement deal eases FMG’s pain, but debt remains the elephant in the room as iron ore prices remain under pressure.

Independent directors back Chinese company’s 2nd big investment in Arafura to get $3.2B Nolans Rare Earths Project up

FMG’s new refinancing package has come much quicker than the market expected and comes with confirmation of new asset partnerships

2 SA mines re-open, while others are scaled back and Amplats remains in the balance


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