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Coal traders are now concerned defaults by key China coal importers could trigger another price plunge. Jonathan Saul and Fayen Wong report.

Big miners fail on 2nd quarter fundamentals. Is reality replacing hype? Mark Mentiplay reports

Mining Science: Research is bringing more information to the growing debate about the personal, family and community impacts of the massive growth of fly-in fly-out employment structures in Australia. Rob Payne reports

Poverty stricken Sudan needs to boost its gold production to keep the economy afloat. Ulf Laessing reports

Vale results disappoint as sale price tumble 29%, profit falls 58.7% annually, EBITDA misses estimates, down 43.6%

It’s not expansion-for-expansion’s sake or pressure from vested interests, it’s transformational. Mark Mentiplay reports.

Ease back on capital spending, more cash for shareholders? Switch market focus to commodities under-supply rather too much product chasing slowing demand. Reuters market analyst Clyde Russell reports

Fighting between Congolese soldiers and rebels is hurting international efforts to stop the flow of blood minerals from the region. Ed Stoddard and Joe Bavier report.

The teams have been picked and the venue decided for the battle between the Indonesian Govt and a mining company with much more at stake than the initial $US2B purse. Mark Mentiplay reports

A UK court battle between a tycoon and the “king of diamonds” gives a colourful insight into the world of business buccaneers. Avril Ormsby reports for Reuters.


Mining Billboard

Insights and analysis from leading industry commentators