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  1. Business - Commodities - MINING

    China-fuelled mining boom a double edged sword for Queensland

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:29am by Glen Norris

    ... dollar being paid for manual labour on mining and gas production projects means even professionally trained people are attracted to the work, depriving other industries of skilled workers. ...

  2. News - World - MINING

    Turkish mining disaster: Counting the cost of a deadly industry

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:23pm by GDN

    ... and injuries are seldom recorded, says the UN's International Labour Organisation. "Worldwide, there are fewer accidents now in the formal sector than there were 10 years ago, but some ...

  3. Business - Commodities - MINING

    Citic Pacific criticises tycoon Palmer over Australian iron ore dispute

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 05:17am by Reuters

    ... Metallurgical Corp of China (MCC), as they ran into regulatory hurdles, labour shortages, disputes over hiring Chinese workers, safety issues and soaring costs. To add to its woes, Palmer, who sold ...

  4. Business - Commodities - MINING

    Citic in ore project for the long haul

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 10:20am by Eric Ng

    ... and the general contractor Metallurgical Corp of China underestimated the project's complexity, and overestimated the amount of Chinese labour it is allowed to use to comply with Australian ...

  5. Business - Commodities - MINING

    Chinese businessmen seek profitable opportunities in North Korea

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:53am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... are lured by a large pool of cheap labour and lower operating costs. Despite an unstable electrical power supply, utility fees and taxes are much lower than in China. Almost 90 per cent of the more ...

  6. News - China - MINING

    Blast at Guizhou mine leaves 21 dead

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in the pursuit of profit. Official figures show 1,973 people died in coal mining accidents on the mainland in 2011, a 19 per cent fall on the previous year. Labour rights groups, however, say the actual ...

  7. Business - Commodities - MINING

    Gold miners let down by size and equipment

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Many operators do not have the machinery and efficiency and they rely on cheap labour, which is not sustainable, say mainland producers China has been the world's largest gold ... miners, the average level of mechanisation is low, and the industry relies on low labour costs to compete, which is not sustainable," he added. He also said that the western and central ...

  8. Business - Commodities - MINING

    Citic Pacific in legal dispute with tycoon over iron-ore payments

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... to manage the project and obtain necessary approvals. The rising Australian dollar and labour costs also pushed the construction cost to almost double the original estimated A$5.2 billion (HK$41.85 ...

  9. News - China - MINING

    Death toll in Sichuan mine blast rises to 41

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 10:01am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... accidents in China last year, a 19 per cent fall on the previous year. Labour rights groups, however, say the actual death toll is likely to be much higher, partly due to under-reporting ...



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