Russian firms set for FTSE debut

The FTSE 100 looks set to welcome Russian firms for the first time in the face of calls for the firm to toughen up the entry requirements to Britain’s premier stock index. Investors have recently raised concerns that it is too easy for companies with low free...

LMN groups and others send protest letter to President of Peru

There have been strong protests in the Cajamarca region of Peru with huge demonstrations, road blocks and occupation of the Conga gold mine site belonging to Yanacocha/Newmont. This resulted in police shooting unarmed protesters on 29 November and the mine announcing...

GCM challenged to pull out of Phulbari coal project

Bangladeshi activists demonstrate against GCM Resources See Morning Star report on the demonstration organised by the UK Branch of the National Committee for the Protection of Bangladesh’s Oil, Gas, Natural Resource, Power and Ports. For a fact sheet on the Phulbari...

British Beowulf caught drilling illegally

Beowulf Mining, the company behind the Kallak exploration project in Jokkmokk, Northern Sweden, has been undertaking exploration drilling in breach of the Swedish Minerals’ Act. The company has been drilling without a valid work plan. Once this was pointed out to the...

Proud Indonesian Miners’ End Strike at Grasberg

An agreement was signed in Jakarta on 14 December between PT Freeport Indonesia Workers’ Union (SP KEP SPSI) and management of the world’s largest gold and second largest copper mining complex – Grasberg in Papua province – that will end a 94-day strike on Saturday,...