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West and Central Africa are shaping up to be "the next Pilbara" as the world’s miners seek new and diversified sources for iron ore. Rebekah Kebede reports

Angel Mining has been given clear objectives to meet if it is to successfully secure the funds needed to develop its flagship base metals operation in Greenland

While South African mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu has been drumming up investment support for her country's mining industry at a major conference in Australia, events at home have been undermining her message. John Feary reports

London-listed Hambledon Mining will continue its battle for a partial refund on $US5.4M of environmental and social fees despite a set-back in a local court. Chris Cann reports

2nd half global iron ore demand down, but supply up, warns big Chinese steelmaker

Resource nationalism has come to symbolise social justice on the road to societal transformation

Mines minister Yamfa Mukanga spoke at Africa Downunder in Perth about the need for diversification and downstream processing opportunities in Zambia's mineral industry.

A new focus on Africa has been sparked by China’s aim to get 50% of its iron ore from Chinese-owned mines by 2015

Claims that the Australian mining boom is dead are contradicted by newly released national investment data. Wayne Cole reports

South Africa is ready and open for business, mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu tells delegates at Perth’s Africa Down Under conference

In the 9 years since it was launched, the Africa Down Under conference in Perth has grown to be the second largest of its type (behind Indaba). This year a dozen government ministers have joined over 2000 delegates for the three-day event

Despite growing fears that falling commodity prices will hurt revenue, the Australian Govt still expects 2103 budget surplus.

A silver production profile up to 1.5Moz pa and a 10 year life looking good for Alcyone. Mark Mentiplay reports

f it wasn’t for the on-going disastrous fall out, it would be laughable. A bizarre stumbling block in doing business in the Philippines. Mark Mentiplay reports

Under the radar TVI Pacific is quietly spreading its SEA exploration aspirations on the back of boosting its Philippines copper, zinc, gold operations. Mark Mentiplay reports

Revised deal supported in light of market conditions, but removal of exclusivity means Sundance can look at alternative offers

Brazil mulls more flexible immigration rules as it confronts the need for more skilled professionals to spark its flagging economy. Esteban Israel reports

He’s only had the gig for a couple of months, but Mongolia’s new mining minister wants more equity in the country’s resources projects. Michael Kohn reports.

After 4 years of negotiations and a continuing bitter battle between the Federal and Queensland governments, the big Alpha coal/rail project gets the go ahead. Mark Mentiplay reports

The heavyweight legal battle over fabulous copper assets in southern Chile has ended in an innovative compromise. Alexandra Ulmer and Clara Ferreira-Marques report

Implats CEO says the company is walking a tightrope due to industrial unrest in South Africa's platinum mines.

Petropavlovsk is holding to 700,000oz full year production, despite an interest costs hammering to its bottom line

Feuding miners Codelco and Angle American go back into court apparently ready to settle their bitter dispute on ownership of Chilean copper assets

New World Resources is clinging to locked-in coal prices for a better end to 2012

A substantial profit provides an excellent springboard for an expanded St Barbara as it moves to assume Allied Gold. Mark Mentiplay reports.

There may be nervous nellies among China’s biggest iron ore suppliers, but for Fortescue Metals the only direction is up. John Feary reports

Resources boom or no resources boom, Decmil has no doubt about where its current and future revenue is coming from.

Capex may be an issue but the RKEF option looks like the favoured option for Horizonte’s Araguaia laterite project in Brazil. Chris Cann reports

Analysts welcome BHP’s “no more blank cheques” approach to projects. Sonali Paul reports

BHP Billiton has wrapped up a torrid profit reporting season for the world’s greatest miners with a 35% plunge in profit and a halt to major new development projects


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