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Ever wondered why lawyers tend to hang around mining companies? A US court has affirmed a massive payout over a disputed mining company deal. Tom Hals reports

A golden cross has formed on spot gold's price chart, giving bullion investors another reason to increase their bullish bets.

An environmentalist wants to see a current protest against a Chinese copper mine in N Burma expanded to secure a national resources development plan. By Roland Watson

Andrew Forrest bet $US15B of mostly borrowed money on a China steelmaking boom – now he is fighting to retain his $3B stake in Fortescue.

MINING SCIENCE: A new program in one of Australia’s prime mining regions aims to encourage men to open up to healthier living. Lily Yeang reports

After years of resisting pressure, the Canadian government has effectively pulled out of the asbestos business. Randall Palmer reports

Resource Roadhouse’s Wally Graham has One Off The Wood with Latin Resources managing director Chris Gale

$US150B infrastructure spending raises hopes for a further Chinese economic boost. Pete Sweeney and Langi Chiang report

MINING SCIENCE: A study by an Australian university could help mining and resources industries employing fly in-fly out workers to improve employee retention and job commitment. Mary-Anne Romano reports

Many are broke and on the run after welcomed stimulus loans turn sour. China’s steel traders are now in the big banks’ cross hairs. Ruby Lian and Kelvin Soh report.


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