R/€ = 17.5575 Change: 0.0118
R/$ = 16.9640 Change: -0.0375
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Pt 1019.10 $/oz Change: 13.10

Innocent Madawo

Canadians expect to develop Botswana copper mines this year

1st February 2008 Mention of mining investors going to Botswana almost always conjures up the prospect of more diamond mines. However, two Canadian companies joining the foray into the Southern African country’s rich mining hinterland are not looking for the girl’s best friend. Instead, they are searching for... 

Greenhill urges TST, LSE companies to dual-list on JSE

14th December 2007 Noah Greenhill is an angry man, and for a good reason – with the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) luring many black economic-empowerment (BEE) companies in South Africa's mining industry with lucrative incentives, he feels that his JSE is suffering the... 

$3,2bn in place for Ambatovy nickel/cobalt project

30th November 2007 Production at one of the world's largest nickel- and cobalt-mining and processing ventures, the Ambatovy project, in the Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar, is set to begin in 2010. 

Toronto-listed company advancing potash, magnesium, forestry projects in Republic of Congo

2nd November 2007 Toronto Stock Exchange-listed MagIndustries Corporate's three wholly owned minerals, metals and forestry divisions are gearing up for multimillion dollar operations in the Republic of Congo. 

Canadian diamond-miner out to establish 'dominant land position' in Ventersdorp

26th October 2007 Canadian mining company Etruscan is to list its newly created subsidiary, Etruscan Diamonds, on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the JSE "soon", following preinitial public offering private placement financing in March this year. 

Canadian junior sets out to conquer Central African Copperbelt

21st September 2007 ICS Copper Systems, which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX's) Venture Exchange, is set to conquer the Central African Copperbelt, where it is in the process of acquiring properties containing copper ore and other oxides. 

Downward pressure on uranium price

7th September 2007 The stock bust-up of the last few weeks affected all types of stocks and markets in all financial regions, but a timely injection of funds by major banks, including the European, US and Canadian central banks, arrested the situation, leading to the current corrective trend. 

Canadian resources firms set to pour billions into African mining and oil ventures

24th August 2007 At a time when Canada is scaling down trade with, and aid to, Africa, its mining and oil sectors are increasing their presence on the continent, where they are already a dominant foreign force. 

Canadian investors earmark $17bn for Africa, promoting BEE

27th July 2007 A natural business strategy is to get established, dominate and seek new frontiers to conquer. 

'Trouble with components' stumps Canadian diesel-cutting initiative

13th July 2007 The much-awaited testing of a Canadian mining engineering innovation, an energy-efficient diesel/electric hybrid scoop tram, has been delayed by what an official calls �trouble with control-panel components�. 

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