Mining.com reported that Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN) has hired Morgan Stanley & Co and BMO Capital Markets to act as financial advisors. BMO and Morgan Stanley will conduct a strategic review of Ivanhoe’s projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX:IVN) announced that it has appointed BMO Capital Markets Ltd. and Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc as financial advisers to complete a strategic review of the Kamoa and Kipushi projects.
In light of the tailings pond breach at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley mine and the toxic leak at Grupo Mexico’s Buenavista, it’s certainly a good time for investors to revisit the importance of social license.
Great Quest is selling its Taseko copper-gold exploration property in order to stay focused on its fertilizer projects in Mali and Botswana.
Following a six month export halt due to strict rules implemented in January, Freeport-McMoRan struck a deal with the Indonesian government on Friday to resume shipments of copper concentrate.
“Platinum is the new gold,” said Robert Friedland at this week’s Vancouver Natural Resource Symposium. However, “the copper story is equally compelling.”
Cindy Burnett of Capstone Mining outlines the company’s strategy, what its plans are moving forward and what she believes the future holds for copper.
Midnight Sun Mining Corp. (TSXV:MMA) released results from its core drilling program that was recently completed on the Solwezi copper property in northwest Zambia. The program was undertaken during April and May of 2014 and consisted of 739 metres HQ core drilled in 12 holes, and targeted an area of the Solwezi property roughly 10 kilometres southwest of First Quantum Minerals’s (TSX:FM) Kansanshi mine, the largest copper mine in Africa.
Bloomberg reported today that Zambia Railways Ltd. is looking to secure at least $350 million to expand copper shipments in the landlocked nation.
Reuters reported that Zambia, Africa’s top copper producer, has introduced a 10-percent export duty on semi-processed base metals, including copper. The move follows the country’s suspension earlier this month of a 10-percent export duty on unprocessed metals exports.