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Even the world's biggest mining companies need Chinese cash

Assessing a new era for the global mining sector, where even the Western World's biggest miners need Chinese capital: analysis by Barry Sergeant of Mineweb. See http://www.mineweb.com/mineweb/view/mineweb/en/page67?oid=105361&sn=Detail&pid=92730.

Anglo American subsidiary under fire again in South Africa

Press Release from the Bench Marks Foundation, http://www.bench-marks.org.za/ Anglo Platinum employee accused of disrupting community meeting The Bench Marks Foundation has expressed its concern suggesting that an employee of Anglo Platinum was instrumental in...

BankTrack calls on banks to stop funding nuclear power

BankTrack, in cooperation with a number of working partners, today (26 May 2010) launches http://www.nuclearbanks.org, a new website mapping the involvement of 45 leading commercial banks in funding nuclear power projects and companies active in the nuclear sector....

Goldcorp mired in controversy

Goldcorp is a Canadian company but among its major investors are British-based AXA Investment Managers UK Ltd (US$4.3 million), Blackrock Commodities Income Trust plc, and City Natural Resources High Yield Trust PLC, according to the document From Money to Metals (...

Kakadu being poisoned by Rio Tinto mine, group warns

Millions of litres of radioactive water from the Ranger uranium mine have flowed into world heritage-listed wetlands in Kakadu National Park. Aboriginal traditional owners say they will oppose plans for a huge expansion of the 30-year-old mine by Energy Resources of...

Update on Rio Tinto at Oyu Tolgoi

Billions of dollars between friends The Oyu Tolgoi project in Mongolia has a total phase one capital cost of 4.6 billion US dollars and proponent Ivanhoe Mines has only been able to pursue it because of massive support from Rio Tinto. Rio Tinto's association with...

Residents' fears over Australian coal mines

Once more the issue arises of the health impacts from coal mining on local communities. In this case it is the coal mines of Australia's Hunter Valley (where around 70% of the capacity is mined by subsidiaries of Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Xstrata)....

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