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Luxembourg has joined Google’s co-founder in investing in asteroid mining aspirant Planetary Resources and its quest to find a range of metals/resources in fly-by asteroids.

Tanzania is moving to further toughen mining sector controls to give the country a better share

Brazil simplifying acquisition/exploration rules to encourage investment in the country’s mining sector and cut political risk perceptions

One door slams ... After the strictures of the UK Takeovers Act stymied their planned merger, coal companies Atrum and Atlantic Carbon have developed a new partnership to market highest quality Pennsylvania anthracite coal into the global seaborne market.

A group of funds assembled by American Industrial Partners will take control of global grinding media manufacturer and supplier Moly-Cop for $1.2B in the first major asset sale following the collapse of Australian steelmaker-miner Arrium.

The expected delivery of the first of an eight-strong fleet of very large ore carriers next month will culminate Fortescue Metals Group's drive to improve the logistical efficiency and cost structure at its West Australian iron ore exports.

A major Myanmar tin mine, the surprise production from which has sparked a big fall in global tin prices, could be out of ore within 3 years

Indonesia’s mining minister expects the ban on raw nickel, bauxite and rare earths ore exports to remain

The Philippines environmental crack down looks like claiming another scalp, a nickel mine that began production in January

Stand by for more anti-mining outrage as Queensland's Labor government invokes rare powers to facilitate approvals for Indian-backed Adani Mining's $21.7B Carmichael project, the construction of the largest thermal coal mine in Australia.

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