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New opposition rises against BHP’s Potash bid

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Rival bidders may be looking to derail BHP Billiton's $39bn bid for Canada's Potash Corp, with China's Sinochem and a Canadian pension fund working on plans, according to newspaper reports.

ICT founder linked to more disputed deals

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Phemelo Sehunelo, the advocate whose ICT turned Jacob Zuma's son into a multimillionaire, is at the centre of another two controversial mining deals, reports City Press.

Small miners take aim at Shabangu

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A document criticising the amended mining charter is calling for Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu to relinquish her position of leading transformation in the sector.

JP Morgan calls metals higher

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It's looking good for commodities according to JP Morgan as investment demand, economic stimulus packages and renewed inflation are expected to drive up prices across the board next year.

SA firm plans $300m pig iron project

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South Africa Metals Equity plans a new plant which may produce about 500 000 tonnes per annum of pig iron.

Platinum may jump 60%, predict analysts

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Platinum was tipped by two leading investment bank analysts to be among the strongest performing commodities in the coming months, while warning of the potential for a significant setback for gold.

Rio, BHP iron ore deal still alive

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Mining giant Rio Tinto has denied making any "final decisions" on its controversial iron ore merger with BHP Billiton, as the massive deal appears on the brink of collapse.

NUM bemoans spat of mine fatalities

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The National Union of Mineworkers has reported a fatality at Harmony Gold Mining's Tshepong Mine in the Free State.

Kumba strike ends with multi-year deal

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Kumba has ended a strike over wages by agreeing to a multi-year deal which will increase salaries by between 7.5% to 10%.

Tide turns on ArcelorMittal deal

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The PIC is the third institutional shareholder to express reservations about ArcelorMittal SA's R9bn BEE deal with the Ayigobi Consortium, which includes Imperial Crown Trading.