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Actions against RBS

Week of action against RBS Publicly-owned bank RBS was targeted last week for, among other things, its investments in coal, oil, tarsands and UK-registered mining company Vedanta. The company's AGM was held in Edinburgh on Wednesday 28 April. See...

BHP Billiton hit by bribery allegations

Following on Rio Tinto's problems in China (see http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=10056), BHP Billiton is being investigated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over violations of anti-graft laws. At present neither the SEC nor the...

Sierra Leone Agreement with UK miner is "illegal"

NGOs slam concessions granted to London Mining plc Peoples' organisations in Sierra Leone are up in arms about unacceptable, allegedly illegal concessions, conferred on a UK mining company. They say it threatens to derail the country's existing mining legislation. See...

Greystar shares plunge as Colombia requests mine review

Greystar Resources is a Canadian company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, but it also has a listing on London's Alternative Investment Market. Greystar has been told by the Colombian government to file a new environmental impact assessment (EIA) for its...

Barrick gets court go-ahead on Cortez Hills

In December 2009, the Western Shoshone won a legal victory on the expansion of Barrick Gold's key Cortez gold mine in Nevada. Yet despite this the company proceeded with the project. It now appears that Barrick has been granted a "more tailored" injunction, allowing...

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