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Keith Campbell

Keith Campbell

Keith Campbell is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

He holds a master's degree in international relations from the University of the Witwatersrand.

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Despite slower growth, China still key market for miners and Africa

21st April 2017 There can be no doubt that, for the past two decades-and-a-half or so, the biggest single influence on the global mining industry has been China. Between 2002 and 2012, that country experienced an annual average real gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 10.4%, compared with India’s 7.6%,... 

Despite slower growth, China still key market for miners and Africa

21st April 2017 There can he no doubt that, for the past two decades-and-a-half or so, the biggest single influence on the global mining industry has been China. Between 2002 and 2012 that country experienced an annual average real gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 10.4%, as against India’s 7.6%, the... 

Moz coal sector set for brighter future – report

13th April 2017 Coal will be Mozambique’s number one source of export revenues over the medium term, according to an analysis by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). This will be the result of improving security in the central region of the country and rising global coal prices. Details of the EIU report were... 

Angola aims to attract major mining investor, develop local ones

31st March 2017 The copper/cobalt belt, known as the Central African Copperbelt, already well-known and exploited in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, also extends into Angola. This has been determined by surveying activities carried out under Angola’s National Geology Plan (known by the Portuguese... 

Africa needs nuclear energy – Rosatom

30th March 2017 Sub-Saharan Africa has a real need for, and rapidly growing interest in, nuclear power. This was affirmed by Rosatom International Network Regional VP: Sub-Saharan Africa Viktor Polikarpov at the Nuclear Africa 2017 conference on Wednesday. Rusatom International Network is part of Russia's... 

Moz coalfields to be served by third railway and port corridor

24th March 2017 Mozambique has taken another step to fulfil the objective of providing comprehensive railway links between the country’s rich coal fields in its inland Tete province and harbours on the coast from which the coal can be exported. Zambeze Integrated Development Corridor (acronymned in Portuguese to... 

Australian miners issue encouraging reports from their African operations

17th March 2017 Australian junior mining companies active in Lusophone Africa have reported good news from both Angola and Mozambique. The companies concerned are the Lucapa Diamond Company, operating in Angola, and Mustang Resources, active in Mozambique. Lucapa has announced that total diamond sales to date... 

Financial performance of Vale’s Moatize mine improving

10th March 2017 The loss suffered by Brazilian mining group Vale’s Moatize coal operation in the Tete province of Mozambique last year, in terms of adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda), was significantly less than that suffered in 2015. This was reported in the miner’s... 

Prices seem set to be firmer this year – Vale

3rd March 2017 Brazilian mining major Vale believes that the market outlook for both metallurgical (or coking) and thermal coal for this year is significantly better than the market performance of the mineral for most of last year. In the third quarter of last year (3Q16), the benchmark Free-On-Board (FOB)... 

Vale’s Moatize coal operation benefiting from increased production and transport capacity

24th February 2017 Production at the Moatize coal mine, owned by Brazilian mining major Vale and located in the Tete province of Mozambique, hit a record of 5.5-million tons last year, 500 000 t (or 10.7%) higher than in 2015. This was composed of 3.5-million tons of metallurgical – or coking – coal and 2-million... 

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