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Philippine President repeats desire to 'close all mining' after landslides

By: Reuters     17th September 2018 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday repeated his desire to shut all mines in the country following deadly landslides that some government officials and large miners said have been exacerbated by illegal small-scale mining. "If I were to try to do my thing I will close all mining in... 

Copper slides to 1-year low, zinc sinks in broad selloff

By: Reuters     11th July 2018 Copper prices slumped to their weakest level in a year and zinc fell to 13-month lows amid a broad selloff on Wednesday after the Trump administration said it would slap 10 percent tariffs on an extra $200-billion worth of Chinese imports. US President Donald Trump’s latest tariff threat... 

Glencore first foreign firm to trade iron-ore futures after China opens market

By: Reuters     4th May 2018 Global trader Glencore carried out the first trade by a foreign firm for Chinese iron-ore futures on Friday, the first day that the Dalian Commodity Exchange opened the contract to overseas investors, the exchange said. Iron-ore is the second commodity China has opened to outside investors... 

Nickel market eyes Philippines as mine review delayed yet again

By: Bloomberg     27th March 2018 The global nickel market will be kept in suspense even longer over the outlook for ore supplies from the Philippines after the country’s mining council again pushed back the deadline for completion of a review of 26 mines ordered shut or suspended last year. Former Environment Secretary Gina... 

China iron-ore imports hit 2nd-highest on record on restocking

By: Reuters     8th February 2018 China's iron-ore imports jumped to the second highest level on record in January as the world's top buyer built stockpiles ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday and the lifting of steel production curbs next month. Shipments of the steelmaking raw material in January climbed 19% from December to... 

Dalian iron-ore near 1-month low, limited impact from icy weather

By: Reuters     30th January 2018 Chinese iron-ore futures ticked higher, but kept near one-month lows on Tuesday, as ample supply of the steelmaking raw material countered transport disruptions caused by heavy snow in the country. Rebar steel prices slipped, touching their lowest in nearly a week at one point. 

Duterte coal tax will make costly Philippines power even pricier

By: Bloomberg     14th December 2017 Electricity prices in the Philippines, already among the highest in Southeast Asia, will probably rise after President Rodrigo Duterte signs legislation next week boosting taxes on coal, the nation’s main fuel for power plants. Semirara Mining and Power, a power generator that’s also the... 

Philippine lawmakers seek to ban mining in watershed areas, export of raw ore

By: Reuters     25th August 2017 Philippine lawmakers have filed a bill seeking to ban mining in watershed areas and exports of unprocessed ores and will require miners to get legislative approval before operating, in line with President Rodrigo Duterte's pledge to overhaul the sector. The Philippines is the world's top nickel... 

Philippines' Duterte warns miners: 'I will tax you to death'

By: Reuters     24th July 2017 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he wanted to stop exporting mineral resources and might close the mining sector completely and tax miners "to death" if damage to the environment persisted. "The protection of the environment must be made a priority ahead of mining and all... 

Siana ore processing to cease soon – Red 5

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     21st June 2017 ASX-listed Red 5 is expected to cease ore processing at its Siana gold mine, in the Philippines, by the end of June or early July. Mining operations were suspended in April on the back of uncertainty around regulatory and government mining policy, as well as an assessment of the likely resulting... 

Philippines' new Environment Minister says can allow responsible mining

By: Reuters     9th May 2017 The Philippines' new Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said on Tuesday he can allow mining in the country as long as it is done responsibly, taking a more moderate stance than his dismissed predecessor who ordered over half the country's mines shut. "For me, I think we can allow mining (as long... 

Philippine Minister wants to work with Maoist rebels in mine areas

By: Reuters     20th April 2017 The Philippine Environment Minister said she has been given the green light by President Rodrigo Duterte to work with communist rebel fighters to help rehabilitate and develop the country's mining areas. The decades-long conflict between the New People's Army (NPA) rebels and the Philippine... 

Philippines cancels environmental permits of three mines – Minister

By: Reuters     15th December 2016 The Philippines has cancelled the environmental permits of three nickel mines and warned that three more producers were at risk of losing theirs, as the government intensifies a crackdown to curb damage to natural resources caused by the mining sector. The world's top nickel ore supplier is... 

Suspended Philippine nickel miner mounts first legal challenge to govt crackdown

By: Reuters     26th October 2016 A suspended Philippine nickel miner said on Wednesday it has sued government environment agencies for a nearly four-month stoppage of its operations, in the first legal challenge to the state's environmental crackdown on the mining sector. The Philippines is the world's top nickel ore supplier... 

China visit helps Duterte reap funding deals worth $24b 

By: Bloomberg     22nd October 2016 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will bring home $24-billion worth of funding and investment pledges from his four-day visit to China as both nations agreed to resume talks and explore areas of cooperation in the South China Sea. China will provide $9-billion in soft loans, including a... 

‘Better-than-Canada’ is Philippine reform cry as mines shut

By: Bloomberg     21st September 2016 The Philippines deepened a crackdown on its mining industry on Wednesday as world’s top nickel shipper announced it will suspend more than 10 mines in addition to 10 halts that have already been made, saying it wants to surpass Canadian and Australian standards. The government is finalising... 

Philippine nickel ore exports may drop 30%, top miner says

By: Bloomberg     5th September 2016 Shipments of nickel ore from the Philippines may shrink by as much as 30% this year as the world’s top supplier cracks down on errant miners and after some companies cut output in the first half due to weak prices and poor weather, according to the head of one of the biggest producers. Volumes... 

D-day looms for nickel market as top shipper checks on mines

By: Bloomberg     2nd September 2016 The global nickel market will discover the severity of the Philippines’ mining audit next Thursday as President Rodrigo Duterte’s government presents the findings of the checkup and announces support for communities affected by any further suspensions. Benchmark prices surged. The audit in the... 

‘Walk the walk’ is miners’ mantra as Philippines cracks down

By: Bloomberg     17th August 2016 Toe the line. That’s the call from the mining association in the world’s biggest nickel ore supplier where members are facing a crackdown led by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who’s said the Southeast Asian nation can live without the industry’s contribution entirely if need be. Members... 

Philippines' Duterte says nation can survive without mining companies

By: Reuters     1st August 2016 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday warned mining companies to strictly follow tighter environmental rules or shut down, saying the Southeast Asian nation could survive without a mining industry. "We will survive as a nation without you," Duterte told a media briefing, referring to... 

Goldman says iron-ore rally to be short-lived on weak China steel demand

By: Reuters     7th March 2016 The rally in iron-ore prices will not last in the absence of a significant improvement in steel demand from top consumer China, Goldman Sachs said, as the investment bank stuck to its bearish take on one of this year's biggest commodity comebacks. Iron-ore has risen more than 22% this year,... 

Didipio mine, the Philippines

By: Sheila Barradas     17th July 2015 A gold/copper mine, located in Luzon, about 270 km north of Manila, in the Philippines. 

Batangas keeps delivering for Red Mountain

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     20th November 2014 Gold developer Red Mountain Mining on Thursday revealed that its Batangas project, in Manila, could deliver some A$52-million in operating cash flow during the first 5.2 years of operation. Red Mountain was in the midst of compiling a definitive feasibility study (DFS), which in September... 

Charter specialist to promote courier services at indaba

By: Ilan Solomons     24th January 2014 Global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn Air Chartering will promote its on-board courier services at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 3 to 6, says Chapman commercial manager: Africa Alfie... 

Chapman Freeborn Positions Two Utility Freighters In The Philippines To Fly Aid To Smaller Airports

26th November 2013 Global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has positioned two freighters in the Philippines to help agencies deliver aid to the heart of the typhoon disaster zone more effectively. The two aircraft, an Ilyushin IL-76 and an Antonov AN-12, are available for charter from... 

Agata pilot plant starts up - Mindoro

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     10th June 2013 Dual-listed Mindoro Resources and its TSX-listed joint venture partner TVI Pacific have commissioned and started operations on a pilot plant at the Agata nickel project, in the Philippines. This followed a positive result from bench-scale testwork, and would assist in further defining the... 

Mozambique unit of India's JSPL dispatches first coal shipment

By: Keith Campbell     17th May 2013 The first shipment of coal mined by JSPL Mozambique Minerals at its Chirodze operation in the Tete province of the African country has been exported to India from the port of Beira. The shipment amounted to 36 600 t and was loaded on to the Filipino bulk carrier Maori Maiden, which had sailed... 

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