Sometimes, it seems a goverment just can’t win. In order to increase income, Zimababwe proposes to hike mining fees – and that’s inevitably upset the industry, which says it will make their businesses unviable. At the same time, some supporters of “indigenous empowerment” for the country’s smaller-scale miners also deplore the move. They claim it will jeopardise betterment of the “standards of living for the people of Zimbabwe”. Meanwhile, Impala Platinum’s Zimbabwe unit, Zimplats, has been ordered to transfer 29.5 percent of its shares to a state-run fund, to comply with empowerment laws. (Also mentions Anglo American subsidiary Anglo Platinum and Rio Tinto.)