Glencore's Casino Trial: A Tragi-comic affair

Glencore's Casino Trial: A Tragi-comic affair

By Andy Whitmore, London Mining Network Glencore held its Annual General Meeting in the Theater-Casino in the sleepy Swiss lake-side town of Zug on 2 May. I have been to many major mining company AGMs over the years in London, but this was my first foray to a Swiss...
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Glencore has been nominated for the Public Eye Life Time Award. Add your vote now. Each vote counts! Click here to vote: you’re just one click away from voting! Glencore has been nominated for the 2015 Public Eye Award for continuing business practices that...
The Iron Stone – Pedra de Ferro (part 4)

The Iron Stone – Pedra de Ferro (part 4)

Boats waiting to load iron ore at Port Hedland, Australia. Source: The Ocean Foundation Ports in a Storm How does Brazil’s plan for the Porto Sul iron ore export port compare with similar projects around the world? The following case studies draw on recent...
The World Bank's Inga 3 Project Goes From Bad to Worse

The World Bank's Inga 3 Project Goes From Bad to Worse

BHP Billiton has been involved with the Inga 3 Dam in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the hope of obtaining electricity for an aluminium smelter. For background to Peter Bosshard’s blog below, see Africa’s Energy Future – Down a Dark Tunnel, NGOs...