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Nov 18, 2014
ASX-listed junior Apollo Minerals has sold its Mt Oscar iron project, in Western Australia, for A$500 000 in cash. The Mt Oscar project, some 25 km south of the port of Cape Lambert, had an exploration target of between 350-million and 650-million tonnes, grading...
Aug 01, 2014
South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies views the easing of export-tax restrictions on mineral products in the recently agreed Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as an important improvement over the Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement...
Apr 30, 2014
South Africa posted a larger-than-expected trade deficit in March as the protracted strike in the platinum group metals (PGM) sector – which produces South Africa’s largest export commodity – shows no sign of ending. Trade data published by the South African Revenue...
Apr 16, 2014
globalCOAL® announced today that two new Indian Market Members have joined its online coal trading platform. Kolkota‐based Rashmi Metaliks Ltd is a subsidiary of the Rashmi Group, and is involved in the trade of iron ore, coal and other mineral products. Swastik Coal...
Apr 07, 2014
Oct 18, 2013
The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) on Friday praised the federal government's progress toward finalising the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Prime Minister Stephen Harper and European Commission President Jose Manuel...
May 31, 2013
South Africa’s trade deficit widened to R15.02-billion in April, from R7.8-billion in March, with exports of R65.43-billion and imports of R80.45-billion during the month, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) said on Friday. The trade deficit exceeded the...
Dec 14, 2012
In the far-north muskeg of Ontario lies a chromite deposit that could potentially rival that of world No 1 producer South Africa, heralding the development of North America’s first significant chromite mine, a new era of prosperity for the region’s First Nations and...
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Sep 30, 2011
South Africa's trade account recorded a trade deficit of R3.7-billion in August compared with a R3.9-billion shortfall in July, the South African Revenue Service said on Friday. "The trade deficit ... was mainly due to increased exports of chemical or allied...
Mar 04, 2011
South Africa plans to use its position as the current convener of the Council of African Ministers of Industry to develop a common continental framework for extracting greater value from the prevailing minerals boom, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has...
Feb 28, 2011
South Africa recorded a R4,9-billion trade deficit in January, largely owing to major decreases in exports of mineral products, machinery and electrical appliances and vehicles, aircraft and vessels. This was compared with the prior month’s surplus of R10,3-billion,...
Feb 22, 2011
South Africa plans to use its position as the current convener of the Council of African Ministers of Industry to develop a common continental framework for extracting greater value from the prevailing minerals boom, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has...
Jan 31, 2011
South Africa recorded a trade surplus of R10,3-billion in December, as exports stood at R53,9-billion, while imports of R43,6-billion were reported, official data showed on Monday. This compared with a trade surplus of R8,4-billion in November 2010, indicating a...
Jul 06, 2010
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has launched South Africa's two-month trade and investment promotion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 in China. The Department of Trade and Industry would be leading trade- and investment- focused activities over the next two...
Apr 19, 2010
ASX-listed Kimberley Metals would form a joint venture with China’s largest lead producer, Henan Yuguang, to develop the Sorby Hills lead/silver/zinc project, in Western Australia. The company said on Monday that Yuguang would buy a 15% stake in Kimberley Metals at...
Mar 31, 2010
South Africa's trade deficit widened in February, data showed on Wednesday, reflecting a rise in imports as the economy recovers from last year's downturn. A deterioration in the trade balance from a near-balance in 2004 has contributed to South Africa's current...
Mar 05, 2010
The Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism reports that manufacturing output in the Western Cape is expected to grow between 2% and 3% in 2010 as the global economy recovers.
Dec 30, 2009
South Africa recorded a narrowed trade deficit of R2,47-billion for the month of November, compared with R6,7-billion in October, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) said on Wednesday. While imports declined 4,86% last month, to R48,33-billion, exports rose...
Nov 26, 2009
TSX-listed Inmet Mining has received approval from the National Executive Council of Papua New Guinea, for the company's plan to exchange its 18% holding in Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) for a 5% net smelter return on revenues from the Ok Tedi mine. Inmet first...
Nov 13, 2009
On the morning of October 30, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan launched the draft Customs Control Bill and the draft Customs Duty Bill for public comment.
Jul 24, 2009
I recently had the opportunity to attend the African Task Force meetings organised by economics Nobel Prize laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz’s Institute for Policy Dialogue (IPD). The meetings were held on July 9 and 10 July, in Pretoria, and were attended by an...
Jun 03, 2009
Canadian base-metals miner Inmet Mining has reached an understanding to exchange its 15% interest in Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML), which operates the Ok Tedi copper mine, in Papua New Guinea, in return for a 5% net smelter return royalty on revenue from the mine....
May 15, 2009
On the afternoon of April 30, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) released the import and export trade statistics (trade statistics) for March. Continuing the trend of the preceding months, March recorded a trade deficit of R512-million, resulting in a...
Mar 06, 2009
Former Mintek CEO and one-time Department of Minerals and Energy official Dr Paul Jourdan played a role in making the South African government the custodian of mineral rights in South Africa. Until the new regime was enforced, mineral rights were the preserve of the...
Nov 14, 2008
The future stability of the global financial system depends on decisions that world leaders take about regulation of financial markets.
May 30, 2008
South Africa's monthly trade deficit widened to R10-billion in April, above forecasts, on a sharp rise in oil imports, the South African Revenue Service said on Friday. The shortfall was double the R5,03-billion deficit recorded in March, and will add to...
Feb 05, 2008
The Zambian government reiterated its intention to revise mining regulations and taxes this year in order to further promote foreign investment in this sector.
Aug 07, 2007
Minerals exploration and mining company Kenmare Resources had issued a taking-over-certificate for Phase 2 of the Moma titanium minerals mine, in northern Mozambique, to the contractor building the project, the company said on Tuesday.
Mar 30, 2007
South Africa recorded a smaller than expected trade deficit of R2,7-billion in February, down from R11,94-billion in January, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) said on Friday.
Jul 23, 2004
South Africa’s building industry is set to grow for at least the next 12 to 18 months, says a senior economist at the University ofStellenbosch's Bureau for Economic Research (BER), basing his forecast on the continuing upswing of the business cycle and the...
Aug 11, 2003
The world’s number-one diamond producer, De Beers, has set in motion the process to prepare its South African assets for partial sale to a black economic empowerment (BEE) partner, or partners, in line with the country’s new minerals legislation.
Feb 25, 2003
The world's largest diversified miner, BHP Billiton, said yesterday it was looking for acquisitions, but would be careful not to pay too much.
Feb 19, 2003
Africa’s mining ministers met in Cape Town on Monday to discuss issues of common interest within the mining sector, especially those identified as strategic for the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad).
Nov 06, 2002
South Africa’s total primary mineral sales rose by slightly more than 18% last year, to a new record level of R116,2-billion, while total exports increased by 19% to more than R90-billion, said Chamber of Mines president Barry Davison yesterday.
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