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The massive cost to the Indonesian economy from the ban on mineral ore exports to encourage a secondary processing sector is leading current high-level discussions on changing the rules

Australian govt lifts average CY16 iron ore price forecasts 10% and metallurgical coal 16%, with coal to rise further in 2017, but iron ore declining end 2016

While Australia's political leaders indulge in a strangely irrelevant argument about renewable energy, a massive storm that knocked out electricity transmission towers - with absolutely no reference to whether they were carrying electricity generated by coal-fired generators or windfarms - has left two major mines powerless for nearly a week.

World Nuclear Association tackles the facts and myths of the world's second largest energy source, outlining how it can achieve 1,000GWe of new capacity by 2050.

ICMI seeks industry approval to extend global cyanide management code from gold to silver mining

Billionaire FMG iron ore boss Andrew Forrest’s recent moves to secure mineral exploration rights over his massive Australian pastoral leases is likely to be tested by new state legislation

As the restart for the Samarco iron ore project in Brazil continues to slip, real fears are developing over its financial survival

Australia's annual Africa Down Under mining forum opens in an atmosphere of growing confidence in the direction of the mining sector.

The same challenging business environment that led mining equipment manufacturer Joy Global to agree to its acquisition by Komatsu are highlight in further significant falls in quarterly sales, bookings and the decline to an operating loss.

Fortescue Metals Group may be forced to the negotiating table over the desire of would-be Pilbara miner Brockman Mining for the right to transport iron ore from its Marillana development over the larger company's heavy rail system. John Feary reports

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