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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

    ... among farmers and land owners, concerned about damage to agricultural land and contamination of water supplies. Of particular concern is coal seam gas mining, which has the potential to release ... a 10-day blockade from landholders when the company attempted to move drilling equipment into picturesque farming land south of Brisbane. Last month, a similar blockade of a coal mining venture ...

  2. Push to mine heritage of Ma On Shan landscape

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Miners who toiled on the slopes of Ma On Shan in decades past left behind a landscape of broken stones, disused mine sites and decaying churches and schools- with the potential to become a mining heritage park, a visiting group of experts said. The visitors, mainland geology experts and local architects, found the architecture, landscape and story of the industry itself ...

  3. Danger lurks underfoot

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... were injured while tampering with UXO. Cambodian mine clearers are paid just US$160 a month. If they suffer a crippling injury, they will be given a one-off payment of US$3,000, which ... centimetres from unexploded mines and UXO which had been located the same day. The students watched from a distance as a cluster of UXO was destroyed using dynamite. 'I'm amazed how ...

  4. News - Asia - POLITICS

    Australian mining mogul Clive Palmer rebuked for tirade against China

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:45am by AFP

    ... Australian mining mogul and politician Clive Palmer was rebuked by the government yesterday for a tirade against China, in which he described its government as "bastards" who shoot their own people and want to take over Australia's resources. The mining-baron-turned-politician is a member of parliament and head of the Palmer United Party that holds the balance of power ...

  5. Business - Commodities - ACQUISITIONS

    China Molybdenum looks for more overseas mining acquisitions

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:34am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai China Molybdenum looks for targetsabroad after buying copper mine in Australia Mainland miner eyes more assets after Rio deal success China Molybdenum, the mainland's biggest producer of the metal, is seeking more acquisitions after the success of its US$820 million purchase of a Rio Tinto Group copper mine in Australia. "We'll prefer mining ...

  6. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    CRP shares rise after it books HK$2b of impairments on coal mining assets

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 09:35am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Impairments on coal mining assets relate to price falls, rather than controversy over alleged overpayment for mines, power generator says CR Power shares rise ... into problematic mining deals, rose 2.48 per cent to end at HK$22.75 yesterday after it booked HK$2 billion of impairments on its coal mining assets and said a further write-down was unlikely. The shares ...

  7. News - World - COURTS

    Jail for Briton who sold fake bomb detectors to Iraq

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London 10-year sentence for businessman blamed for deaths of Iraqi civilians killed in Baghdad blasts Jail for Briton who sold fake bomb detectors A fraudster who sold more than £55 million (HK$664 million) worth of fake bomb detectors to ...

  8. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Prepare for a pullback in mainland metals and mining stocks

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 12:44am by David McBain

    ... David McBain Chart of the day: Prepare for a pullback Asian equity markets have all but closed the sentiment gap with mainland stocks over the past month, suggesting stiffening headwinds in coming weeks after weeks of strong capital inflows. The mainland's industrial metals and mining stocks, based on the FTSE China indices, could be the proverbial canary in the coal mine ...

  9. Business - Commodities - RESOURCES

    Zijin Mining not optimistic on gold and copper prices

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 02:11pm by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Zijin aims to boost output as prices fall Zijin Mining, the mainland’s largest gold processor, will counter falling gold and base metal prices by boosting ... management improvement, as well as developing new large-scale projects,” he said. The company’s Zijinshan mine, which accounted for 32 per cent of output from its own mines, saw output fall 4.2 per ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Two Chinese mine workers kidnapped in Myanmar

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:47pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Activists in Myanmar kidnap Chinese miners Two Chinese men working at a controversial China-backed copper mine in Myanmar have been kidnapped by activists and monks, who have threatened to kill them, the firm behind the project said. The firm, Wanbao, which operates the Letpadaung mine in the town of Monywa, in northwestern Myanmar, said activists were ...




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