Philippine Finance Minister: New Mining Rules To Be Issued This Summer
Philippine Finance Minister Cesar Purisima said new rules governing the country's important mining sector will likely be issued this summer, but the government won't block contracts from going forward meanwhile.
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Mexico's January Mining Production Up 18.5% On Year
Mexico's mining production rose 18.5% in January from a year earlier, with double-digit growth in production of most metals, including copper, silver and gold, the National Statistics Institute, or Inegi, said Friday.
West African States Threaten To Isolate Mali Junta
BAMAKO, Mali (AFP)--The bloc of West African states have set coup leaders in Mali a Sunday ultimatum to restore constitutional order or face diplomatic and economic isolation.
BASE METALS: Copper Ends First Quarter With 11% Gain
Copper futures settled in positive territory Friday, as Europe's boost to its financial firewall and signs of firmer U.S. consumer sentiment offset disappointing U.S. manufacturing data.
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