West Africa emerging as the new Pilbara

West Africa is emerging as the next significant iron-ore province after Australia’s rich Pilbara and is attracting the attention of global majors and the Chinese, says the London-Aim-listed West African Minerals. Major diversified miners are attracted to the area by...

Police attack Bangladesh environmental protest

Environmental protesters in Dhaka say they were beaten up by police as they attempted to demonstrate for more renewable energy. The protesters demanded, among other things, that the Government of Bangladesh continue to oppose plans for London-listed GCM...

Australia's mining reforms have gone distinctly "down under"

The Labor-held federal Australian government recently presented its much-awaited 2012 budget. And what a mess of potage it turns out to be! According to Rob Burgess of the Business Spectator, the country’s mining sector “currently accounts for 30 per cent...