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China’s rare earths cut raises trade concerns

China has raised fresh international trade concerns after slashing export quotas on rare earths minerals, risking action from the USA at the World Trade Organisation.

Major backer opts out of Sallies

The controlling shareholder of Sallies has agreed to sell its stake in the fluorspar miner to a minority backer, according to a company statement.

Majali’s family appoints own pathologist

THE death of controversial businessman Sandile Majali was "highly unlikely" to have been a suicide, says his lawyer.

Police wait for medication tests in Majali case

Police are waiting for tests to be conducted on medication found in the hotel room where the body of controversial businessman Sandi Majali has been found, says a spokesperson.

Majali found dead in hotel room – report

BUSINESS mogul Sandile Majali has been found dead at the Sandton Quatermain Hotel, reports Moneyweb.

White Water posts interim loss

White Water Resources says it will continue to reduce the operational costs of the group.

Shaft Sinkers lists in London

SA-based Shaft Sinkers Holdings, which builds infrastructure for underground mines, has listed in London so it can expand in India and the region surrounding Russia.

Chile to sell utilities stakes, help Codelco

Chile will sell its stakes in four water utilities, valued at $1.6bn, and may use the proceeds to help finance investments in state mining giant Codelco, says a government official.

Newcrest halts Ivory Coast, Indonesia mines

Newcrest Mining has put work at its Bonikro gold mine in Ivory Coast on ice and moved mine management to Ghana amid election tensions in the region.

Australian miners score tax concession

Australia's biggest mining groups may have won a long-running battle against Prime Minister Julia Gillard after a tax panel recommended the government pick up future state royalty payments under its tax reform package.