Zambia signals aim to change mining royalties

President Edgar Lungu has directed the finance and mining ministers to change mining royalties by April 8.

Mongolian court upholds $18m fine on SouthGobi

Appeals court has upheld a fine worth nearly $18 million for tax evasion on Toronto-listed SouthGobi.

U.S. SEC spent $2.75m on conflict mineral rules

Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Jo White, revealed this month.

Kenya sees mining law boosting investment interest

The Mining Bill is expected to be passed before the fiscal year ends on June 30.

Was Nevsun’s Bisha mine bombed by Ethiopia?

Nevsun says ‘act of vandalism’ took place at the mine.

Chile court rules Barrick project did not harm glaciers

Environmental Court says the halted Pascua-Lama project has not damaged glaciers within its “area of influence”.

Investors fear for Mongolia’s finances

Despite its vast reserves of gold, copper and coal, weak commodity prices have weighed heavily on finances.

South Africa’s mining strike season beckons

Uncertainty surrounds outcome of wage negotiations.

India’s upper house passes bill to auction mines

India’s mining sector has been mired in controversy over the illegal allocation of resources.

Freeport Indonesia blockade enters 5th day

Output is still halted, but maintenance workers were allowed into the Grasberg site by protesters.

Mayor of small Peru mining town assassinated

Alberto Roque was mayor of Mara, a small Andean town near the proposed $7 billion Las Bambas copper project.

Newmont to get Indonesia export permit extension

Newmont’s copper export permit will be extended for 6 months on Wednesday, says a mines ministry official.

Indian jewelers jump online for $22bn e-commerce pie

The total online retail market in India will be about $6 billion this year, estimates Gartner Inc.

Miners offer clinics, bull rings as protests tie up $25bn

From South America to Africa, mining firms are throwing all that and more at communities to quiet growing opposition to projects.

Australia spells out plans to protect Great Barrier Reef

The reef is at the heart of a campaign by green groups aiming to stop development of new coal mines.

Weak rand double-edged sword for SA mining

The South African rand has lost 7% so far in 2015 against the U.S. dollar.

NUM may seek to double pay for lowest paid members

May seek pay hikes in upcoming wage talks in the gold, coal and diamond sectors.

Zambia sets up team to end mine tax dispute

President Edgar Lungu has created a technical committee to help end the dispute over a new mining tax.

France’s nuclear love affair too strong to let Areva fail

Nuclear remains the bedrock of France’s energy independence.
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