Australian government rules out iron ore inquiry

Will not back an inquiry into the drivers behind the iron ore price slump.

South African power-price proposal threatens mines

Mines will be forced to close if power utility Eskom is allowed to raise tariffs, says the Chamber of Mines.

BHP fined $25m in Olympics bribery probe

US SEC says the hospitality program BHP hosted at the 2008 Olympics amounted to bribery.

India’s gold monetisation plan lacks lustre – industry

Support from banks will be crucial for the success of the monetisation plan.

EU lawmakers seek ban on ‘blood metals’ in surprise vote

Voted to ban all products that contain ‘blood metals’ sold by African warlords.

Romania hikes mining taxes by nearly 7%

The government last touched mining taxes in 2013.

Now what for Oyu Tolgoi?

Tackling the question of Rio Tinto plans in Mongolia post OT re-agreement.

S.Africa’s DMR sets the record straight

‘Individual companies are going to be engaged on performance’ – Mineweb speaks to Puthi Mabelebele, of the Dept. of Mineral Resources.

INTERVIEW: Deloitte’s take on the mining industry

Andrew Lane, energy and resources leader for Africa at Deloitte, unpacks the latest Tracking the Trends report.

S.Africa’s Chamber of Mines hits back at DMR

Mining industry counters department’s assessment of Mining Charter compliance, particularly on ownership.

SA’s Chamber of Mines: We’re getting there

But disappointed the ownership figures for report were released contrary to an agreement.

Empowerment criticism casts ‘dark cloud’ on SA mining

‘All that we are asking for is a fair reflection of the significant progress the industry has made.’

Australia PM backs Senate probe into iron ore slump

‘I think we do need an inquiry,’ Tony Abbott said on Friday.

SA mines minister concerned about retrenchments

Will set up a committee to look into the job losses.

BHP, Rio face political heat in Australia over strategies

Face mounting political heat over taxes and flooding the global iron ore market.

WA to sell port in post-mining boom asset selldown

Colin Barnett did not say when Fremantle Port would be put up for sale.

Ecuador says no more tweaks to mining tax law

President Correa says he is not planning any additional overhaul of the country’s mining law.

BHP Billiton to keep marketing hub in Singapore

The choice to be based in Singapore is for market reasons and not tax purposes, says CEO.

SA mining minister says job cuts a concern

‘We need bold leadership’.
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