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LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

China plans minimum output for lead and zinc mines in draft law

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China is planning to issue minimum production requirements and energy consumption limits on the country's lead and zinc mines in a bid to speed up consolidation in the sector, according to a draft law that has been released to seek public...
12th September 2014
 
 
MINING MILIEU

Canada needs to act now to retain global mining leadership – MAC

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In the face of an increasingly competitive global environment, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) on Thursday called on all stakeholders in the country’s mining sector to act to ensure that Canada maintained its position as a global mining...
12th September 2014
 
 
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First Copperbelt trade expo

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The hugely successful launch of the Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo & Conference (CBM-TEC) in Kitwe, Zambia, from April 28 to 29, attracted 92 exhibitors, 1 600 visitors and 140 conference delegates, including Zambian Vice President Dr Guy Scott and...
12th September 2014
 
 
PRECIOUS METALS

Gold price reform to focus on improved transparency, governance controls

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Instead of scrapping the century-old London Gold Fix altogether, gold industry role-players are calling for the modernisation of the method used to determine global gold price benchmarks, which is currently the subject of ‘intense’ debate, but not...
12th September 2014
 
 
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Mining stakeholders call for transparency in Zambia

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TRANSPARENCY NECESSARY A mine supervisor overlooks Chibuluma copper mine, near Kitwe, Zambia Mining stakeholders are calling for increased transparency in the decision-making processes of Zambia’s Ministry of Mines and in the activities of mining companies, says member of the African arm of international commercial law firm DLA Piper and...
12th September 2014
 
 
LEGISLATION

Resources Watch Video Available

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Mining law expert Hulme Scholes says South Africa’s legal framework is replete with problems. WorleyParsons consolidates EPCM offering iatits new head quarters. And, Amplats in final planning stages for new Amandelbult chrome plant.
11th September 2014
 
 
GOLD

Restructure, recap able to deliver more bang for buck – AngloGold

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Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan The restructured and recapitalised AngloGold Ashanti would be able to deliver more bang for the buck as the South African operations morphed from six to three and the international assets were cut loose to strut their own stuff, an upbeat CEO...
11th September 2014
 
 
MINE SAFETY REVIEW

Ontario to create database of miners' health

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The Ontario provincial government has revealed that it would develop a mining health database that would track incidents of illness and miners’ exposure to a number of carcinogenic substances to help prevent exposure to unsafe levels and assist in...
10th September 2014
 
 
 
 
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