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(INVESTMENT)
“We remain confident that the execution of a higher risk, capital intensive strategy remains the optimal long term path for KAZ Minerals, but we recognise that our risk appetite may be misaligned with the preference of many investors in the mining sector” - chairman Oleg Novachuk.

(CORPORATE)
Continuing uproar over the destruction of priceless heritage sites by iron ore giant Rio Tinto underlines the growing pressure on mining companies to focus on their environmental, social and governance responsibilities.

Despite the disruptions and restrictions resulting from the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic, the 29th staging of Australia’s leading mining conference has ended in an atmosphere of overwhelming confidence in the mining sector.

(CONFERENCES) As some predicted, the opening of Australia’s major mining conference, the Diggers & Dealers Forum, in Kalgoorlie today has shrugged off much of the gloom about the global COVID-19 pandemic and economic risk to focus instead on the sector’s emerging key role in economic recovery. Veteran mining commentator Ross Louthean reports

(CORPORATE)
Kaiser Reef steps up to the challenge of wresting value from the Victorian assets of under-administration company Centennial Mining with the signing of a conditional $16M option deal with special purpose vehicle Golden River Resources.

(ENVIRONMENTAL)
The accelerating pace of development proposals implementing carbon capture, use and storage technologies has been highlighted in a new report by the International Energy Agency, but more must be done by governments and industry to meet global targets for countering global warming and ocean acidification.

(CORONAVIRUS)
Minerals Council South Africa is ready to play its part in driving a national economic recovery from COVID-19, but first it’s up to the government to tackle the productivity issues that long pre-date the pandemic.

(CORPORATE)
COVID-19 continues to have devastating impacts on the lives, livelihoods and learning of millions of people, but the new Building Forward Better Framework published by a mining industry-business networker-international policy NGO outlines a key role for the global resources sector in long-term recovery.

(CORPORATE)
The departure of three senior managers over Rio Tinto’s legal but badly misjudged destruction of priceless heritage features to dig up more iron ore illustrates that maintaining relationships with stakeholders is becoming more important to major corporations than business performance.

(HUMAN RIGHTS)
UK-based diamond miner Petra has pledged to investigate allegations of shootings, beatings and other human rights abuses at its Williamson mine, a 75-25% joint venture with the Tanzanian government in the northern Shinhanga province.

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