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Discovery focus on copper/silver

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With a Japanese investor coming into its nickel exploration project, Discovery Metals can give undivided attention to a copper and silver project in southwest Botswana, which could be in production by end-2011.

Small rebound in Congo mining

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Signs of life in M&A activity in Congo suggests investor confidence strengthening, while small-scale miners are being squeezed out of copper-rich Katanga province.

Copper outlook uncertain in 2010-Freeport

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As Freeport awaits news on its Tenke project in Congo, the company said idled capacity can be restarted quickly if needed. It's long-term copper price outlook is strong.

Vedanta unit starts new copper project

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Vedanta launches a copper reclamation project in Zambia that will add 24,000 tonnes to the group's annual output.

Rio, Ivanhoe in $3bn Mongolia deal

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Rio Tinto and Ivanhoe Mines wrap up a $3bn deal to develop a copper and gold mine in Mongolia.

Rio sell out Ghana bauxite mine

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Rio Tinto is selling its 80 percent stake in Ghana's only bauxite mine to Chinese minerals group Bosai.

Metorex not out the woods

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Metorex, which is selling assets to cut debt, has a fair way to go and one solution could be bringing in a strategic investor.

RUSAL restarts $2bn Hong Kong IPO

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RUSAL, the world's leading aluminium producer, restarts plans to list on the Hong Kong stock exchange to raise $2bn.

CAMEC swings to a loss

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CAMEC posts a full-year loss of $343m and says its plant in the Congo will be completed by the end of October. It reiterates has accepted a $955m takeover bid.

ARM seeks Zimbabwe coal and platinum

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ARM looks for coal and platinum prospects in Zimbabwe. It is advancing its copper plays and has its Namibian gold project up for sale.