London-listed companies and the earthquake in Chile

London-listed Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Xstrata are all involved in copper mining in Chile. Chile copper mines, ports recover All but one of Chile’s biggest copper mines hit by the massive weekend earthquake had restored operations by Monday, but...

BHP embroiled in Falklands row

Argentina’s ambassador to Australia says mining group BHP Billiton will face business sanctions if it pushes ahead with oil exploration in Falklands waters. BHP has a licence to explore off the Falkland Islands and is scheduled to start doing so in the next four...

Tanzanians more cursed than blessed

In this opinion piece the author asks whose interests drive the government and politicians in Tanzania and who is at the heart of policy development and formulation when mining corporations enjoy a better relationship with politicians than their electorates do? He...

Barrick in trouble over Pascua Lama project

Huascoaltinos claim over Pascua Lama deemed admissible by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has acknowleged that the Chilean state may have committed violations of rights, enshrined in the American...

The Sun supports the Dongria Kondh, attacks Vedanta

Tribe’s fight to save their Pandora British tabloid The Sun has joined those comparing the story of James Cameron’s film Avatar to that of the Dongria Kondh people resisting London-based Vedanta Resources in the Niyamgiri Hills in the Indian state of...