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First Quantum bid approved by Kiwara

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The acquisition of base-metals exploration firm, Kiwara by First Quantum Minerals is poised to go ahead after Kiwara's shareholders approved the deal.

Five dead in DRC tin mine collapse

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Five die after a tin mine in DRC collapses.

BHP injects $435m into Antamina

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BHP Billiton would pump $435m representing its share of capital to expand Chile's Antamina copper and zinc mine.

Copper surges to 16 month high on strikes

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Copper rose to a 16 month high on news that a strike had officially been called at Codelco's Chuquicamata, the world's second largest copper mine.

Guinea mineral economy slumps amid chaos

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Guinea's production of bauxite slumped more than a fifth according to a government report which blamed the decline on "institutional instability".

BHP to play hardball on China refining fees

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BHP Billiton is holding out for a hefty cut in copper treatment and refining charges with Chinese and Japanese copper smelters which are suffering the effects of margin shrinkage.

First Quantum target Kiwara loss widens

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Kiwara, a company First Quantum hopes to complete buying in February, widened its loss in the six months ended-September.

Katanga appoints full time CEO

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John Ross, COO of Katanga Mining, has been appointed CEO of the firm effective from January 2010, the company said.

Kiwara may consider First Quantum deal

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Base-metals exploration company Kiwara says the High Court of Justice in England and Wales has granted it an order allowing it leave to consider First Quantum Minerals' offer to takeover the company.

Metorex gets shareholder thumbs-up

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Mining group Metorex is set to move ahead with the sale of its entire stake in Vergenoeg Mining Company after securing shareholder approval.