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London-listed Petra Diamonds is likely to publish a handsome set of figures when it reveals its full year results early next week

Azerbaijan gold producer Anglo Asian Mining has negotiated $US52 million for upgrades at its Gedabek mine but the funding has come at a cost

Big 2 team up to develop Camino Rojo gold and silver mine. Jean Luis Arce reports

AIM-listed Highland Gold Mining has taken a hit in profits at the hands of rising costs, however, full year production estimates remain healthy and the development profile is encouraging

Once one of Australia’s most attractive listed contractors, Macmahon has been plunged into crisis again by a Pilbara contract gone bad. John Feary reports

A truce has been declared in the bitter Platinum Belt war, but the road to industrial peace in South Africa will still be a long one

UK company Condor is looking to fast track its La India Gold Project after big upgrades in open cut/underground resources.

Another major Chinese company, Meijin Energy, has joined the quest for near production Australian assets

Debt replacement deal eases FMG’s pain, but debt remains the elephant in the room as iron ore prices remain under pressure.

Independent directors back Chinese company’s 2nd big investment in Arafura to get $3.2B Nolans Rare Earths Project up

FMG’s new refinancing package has come much quicker than the market expected and comes with confirmation of new asset partnerships

2 SA mines re-open, while others are scaled back and Amplats remains in the balance

Wait and see as, despite no new labor deal, Amplats expects work resumption at Rustenburg. Olivia Kumwenda reports

Scoping study outlines 14 year open cut copper precursor to Blackthorn’s main game Zambian project

A nice $21M profit has sealed a good 1st year of production for Weatherly, with more to come.

Iron ore prices are back on the roller coaster, and some of those aboard will be enjoying the ride less than others

Entrepreneur Robert Friedland’s next big thing could be looking for up to $1B before its Toronto listing, possibly next month. Clara Ferreira-Marques reports

Ivory Coast will be the latest in a string of African governments to invoke new taxes to boost the state share of resource revenues.

Slowing activity in Australia's resource industry is already hitting contractors, with no industry poised to pick up the slack left by mining.

The strong premium offered by IMC Resources for LinQ suggests Asian investors retain their faith in the Australian mining boom

Australian miners are reining in development projects in the face of high costs and sliding revenues.

A large maiden resource that exceeded expectations has opened up the development possibilities for Rathdowney Resources in Poland, according to a London investment bank.

The giant Samsung is moving into West African-focussed producer Cluff Gold to secure long term gold production

Ghana, Africa’s 2nd largest gold producer, is reconsidering a new 10% windfall tax on mining companies over fears it could do more harm than good. Kwasi Kpodo reports

Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart has fronted up at the New South Wales Supreme Court over a dispute with three of her children.

Problems with Barrick Gold’s Saudi operations hit copper production as the company puts non-performing assets to the sword

Falling commodity prices don’t look like hurting Australia’s global top-10 AAA rating – Moody’s

A big jump in Queensland coal royalties has left miners already looking at cutbacks and investment delays, stunned.

Subtle pressure may be Intrepid Mines’ strongest weapon in the fight to regain its position at the highly prospective Tujuh Bukit project in Indonesia. John Feary reports

A team of big hitting Chinese investors are underwriting an accelerated exploration program to get Hawthorn into production within a year. Mark Mentiplay reports.

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