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Monument Mining has another Malaysian legal dispute on its hands, this time over its 45,000oz pa Selinsing Gold Mine.

West African gold company Avocet Mining has improved its overall resource numbers ahead of what it hopes will be a better received operational performance report next week

Major Kazakh copper producer, Kazakhmys, has punched out improved numbers across the board with better results from its metal by-products as well as its power supply arm, to go with growing copper tonnages

The battle over the fall-out from Bumi’s failing global thermal coal play looks like resulting in the divorce of two of the major players. Janeman Latul reports.

Volumes generally up as Anglo hunkers down for strike impacts on its platinum and iron ore.

Big Canadian Teck has instigated a series of cost saving measures following the halving of its Sept qtr profit. Mark Mentiplay reports.

New IPO Endeavour Discoveries is led by a man who has scaled Everest 3 times. Now he’s looking for more success on the ground in South Australia. Mark Mentiplay reports.

South Africa’s top mining companies are taking an increasingly hard line with employees taking part in strikes outside the country’s industrial relations system. Olivia Kumwenda and Sherilee Lakmidas report

Soft ferrochrome pricing and ongoing industrial disputes in South Africa have taken the gloss off an exceptional quarter of production for International Ferro Metals

Despite the spectre of sovereign risk rising, the gold bull continues to run, opening the door to the almost extinct mid-tier Aussie gold companies. Mark Mentiplay reports.

Growing international economic turmoil has driven Caterpillar to lower its forecasts despite record September quarter outcomes

The joint venture of Cathay Fortune Corp and China-Africa Development will go directly to shareholders after being rebuffed in its bid for Australia’s Discovery Metals

Southern Cross’ plans to be in production next year have taken a fillip with the company close to completing funding for its 2 new WA gold projects. Mark Mentiplay reports.

Australia cuts spending to protect a slimmer budget surplus in the face of falling commodity revenues

A Swiss financial adviser has painted a black picture of a mismanaged world economic system collapsing into chaos, sparking an eventual war. Mark Mentiplay reports.

A “winterisation” program of pipeline insulation, submersion heaters and protective structures keeps Troy Resources’ Casposo mine working working throughout the cold season at its Argentinian mine

Insiders predict the new Myanmar (Burma) foreign investment law will find favour with foreign investors as well as local business

Sulliden’s upcoming low cost Brazilian gold mine looks set to lay a powerful foundation for the future.

Traders indicate iron ore has room to rise to $US125/t. Manolo Serapio Jr reports

The Tucano Gold Project in Brazil looks set for another resource upgrade as it closes on 2012 production

Kentor Gold is eyeing a $2,200oz gold price as part of a 5 year plan that envisages higher production, lower costs and increased cash flow. By Mark Mentiplay.

The softening iron ore market has taken the gloss off third quarter production figures from IRC, which is finally into its stride at its Russian operations base

Mongolia’s attempts to renegotiate terms for the development of the giant Oyu Tolgoi coper/gold mine could destroy the country’s economic revival. Mark Mentiplay reports.

Randgold Resources chief cautions DR Congo mining indaba against government greed

Chesser’s main Turkish gold project is targeting a start-up 100,00oz pa. And that’s just the beginning. Mark Mentiplay reports from Sydney.

Peabody Energy has been invited to participate in the early stages of Mongolia's large Tavan Tolgoi coal project, giving it a leg up over other potential long-term partners in the project.

Mid-tier Russian gold miner Petropavlovsk has recovered from disappointing second quarter production figures to register a strong set of third quarter numbers, putting it on track to beat full year guidance of 700,000oz

The company formerly known as Clough Gold, Amara Mining, is confident of delivering the cash needed to fund its West African growth plans after a successful economic assessment at its recently acquired Sega gold project

Caledonia’s portfolio manager Chris Baker likes nickel, platinum and uranium, but not aluminium, iron ore or zircon.

Third quarter record production despite volatile markets


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